Incendies wins 8 Genie Awards

Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies won eight Genie Awards, including the Achievement in Direction award, which was sponsored by Tribute.ca. It also picked up Best Motion Picture, Adapted Screenplay (Denis Villeneuve, pictured), and Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Lubna Azabal). Barney’s Version followed closely behind, winning seven, including Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Giamatti), Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Dustin Hoffman) and Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Minnie Driver). Broadcast live from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on CBC, the awards presentation was hosted by William Shatner and featured musical performances from Melissa Etheridge, Serena Ryder, Johnny Reid, and Karkwa.

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