Paul Gross, Passchendaele

Chris Large / CNS

The nominees for the 29th annual Genie Awards, which honour the best in Canadian film, were announced last week by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT). A total of 12 nominees hail from Western Canada—six from BC, three from Alberta and one from Manitoba. Two nominees are based in California.

With Vancouver lovingly dubbed as "Hollywood North" these honours are not surprising.

Take a peek at our 2009 Genie Awards photo gallery for a glimpse of the other notable nominees this year. Tell us who you think will win the statues! Go ahead, comment away!


Western Nominees included:

From British Columbia:
Fugitive Pieces
Achievement in Cinematography (Greg Middleton)
Achievement in Direction (Carl Bessai)
Actor in Supporting Role (Callum Keith Rennie)
Best Motion Picture (Carl Bessai, Andrew Boutilier)
Original Screenplay (Travis McDonald)
Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design (Janice Blackie-

From Alberta:
Achievement in Costume Design (Wendy Partridge)
Best Motion Picture (Francis Damberger)
Overall Sound (Garrell Clark)

From Manitoba:
My Winnipeg
Best Documentary (Phyllis Laing, Guy Maddin)

From California:
The Stone Angel
Achievement in Cinematography (Bobby Bukowski)
Achievement in Music – Original Score (John McCarthy)

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