Tuesday, January 29, 2008
28th Annual Genie Awards honor outstanding Canadian films
The nominees for the 28th Annual Genie Awards were announced Jan. 28, 2008 by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT). The top nominated films include Eastern Promises and Shake Hands With the Devil, both with 12 nominations.
They are followed by Away From Her with seven; The Tracey Fragments with six; Continental, a Film Without Guns and Silk, both with five and Denys Arcand’s Days of Darkness with four nominations.
According to ACCT CEO Sara Morton, 2007 was an outstanding year for Canadian film and film making talent, "especially in English Canada.” Crossing a wide array of genres, many of the films have been honored with international awards and nominations, including the upcoming Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2008.
This year’s Genie Awards presentation is March 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For the first time, they will be broadcast on the E! Television Network and IFC.