Well... The Genies for 2007 have come and gone. Unsurprisingly, the French films remained supreme, although I'm sure there will be much discussion on which films were most worthy. The big victor was the Quebec biopic -- The Rocket. Based on Maurice Richard, a hockey legend from the Montreal Canadiens, the film nabbed 9 of the 13 categories it was nominated for -- including Direction, Actress, Actor, Editing and Cinematography -- basically most of the big ones.

But the biopic didn't nab best movie. You might think that it was because a superior, stunning cinematic achievement took the prize, but no. The honor went to, surprisingly, Bon Cop, Bad Cop. Sure, it's the top-grossing Canadian film of all time, which is great and all, but that honor used to be held by Porky's, and would you consider that award-winning fare? The Colm Feore feature beat out the likes of The Rocket, Guide de la Petite Vengeance and those Trailer Park Boys for the top spot. I'm glad to see a Feore film getting recognized, but it's just not award-winning material.

Tideland, Terry Gilliam's quirky tale, suffered a complete shut-out. Granted, it's a quirky, strange and sometimes slammed piece of cinema, but there is some art to it. No Best Actress win for the young and talented Jodelle Ferland, as I had hoped. She lost to honor to Rocket star Julie LeBreton. On the English-speaking side of things, Carrie-Anne Moss won the Supporting Actress Genie for her role in Snow Cake, and Jennifer Baichwal's Manufactured Landscapes won for Best Documentary. I guess every year can't be a C.R.A.Z.Y. year.
categories Awards, Cinematical