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Xavier Dolan Fills “Mommy” Shopping Cart with 10 Jutra Awards (Quebec Oscars)

Xavier Dolan tied contemporaries Philippe Falardeau and Denis Villeneuve by winning his second Best Feature award at the 17th annual Jutra Awards. Quebec’s answer to the Oscars was a rather suspense-less affair as Mommy claimed nine (plus the top box office award honor) awards winning in all major categories with the exclusion of Best Supporting Actor category win, which would only end up going to Dolan’s other nominated film, Tom at the Farm. Pierre-Yves Cardinal was sublime in his predatory type role and as was the case for several nominees, was hard at work on another project and therefore not on hand for trophyware. Ricardo Trogi’s throwback to awkward teen years tale 1987 did win a trio of awards, but if there were any surprises in the Dolan camp it was the acceptance speeches: Dolan delivered a keynote speech type quality for the last win of the night
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List of Winners at the 2010 Jutra Awards

Yesterday, the Jutra Awards, Quebec's Oscars, were presented. I personally didn't have the time to watch it, because I was finishing some research papers. However, here's the list of winners for this year's Jutra Awards.

Best feature film:

* 1981.

* Dédé, à travers les brumes.

* [Winner] J'ai tué ma mère.

* Polytechnique.

* Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow).

Best director:

* Ricardo Trogi for 1981.

* Marie-Hélène Cousineau et Madeline Piujuq for Before Tomorrow.

* Jean-Philippe Duval for Dédé à travers les brumes.

* Xavier Dolan for J’ai tué ma mère.

* [Winner] Denis Villeneuve for Polytechnique.

Best actress:

* Céline Bonnier in Je me souviens.

* Marie-Thérèse Fortin in Les grandes chaleurs.

* Élise Guilbault in La Donation.

* [Winner] Anne Dorval in J’ai tué ma mère.

* Isabelle Guérard in Détour.

Best actor:

* Jean-Carl Boucher in 1981.

* Michel Côté in De Père en flic.

* Normand D’Amour in 5150, rue des Ormes.

* Xavier Dolan in J’ai tué ma mère.

* [Winner] Sébastien Ricard in Dédé à travers les brumes.
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List of Nominees for the 2010 Jutra Awards

This afternoon, the nominees for the Jutra Award, Quebec's own Oscars, were announced. Unlike last year, there are two new things that we should expect to see. The first one being that the jury will be formed by 18 people. Secondly, all members of the jury have seen the films that are nominated. Besides, the host of evening will be Patrice L'Écuyer and the ceremony will take place at La Tohu on March 28. Also note that the Jutra Award will be broadcasted live on Radio-Canada. Anyway, the following is the list of nominees.

Best feature film:

* 1981.

* Dédé, à travers les brumes.

* J'ai tué ma mère.

* Polytechnique.

* Le jour avant le lendemain (Before Tomorrow).

Best director:

* Ricardo Trogi for 1981

* Marie-Hélène Cousineau et Madeline Piujuq for Before Tomorrow.

* Jean-Philippe Duval for Dédé à travers les brumes.

* Xavier Dolan for J’ai tué ma mère.

* Denis Villeneuve for Polytechnique.

Best actress:

* Céline Bonnier in Je me souviens.
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