'C.R.A.Z.Y.' wins 10 Genie Awards

March 15, 2006 at 12:30 AM
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TORONTO, March 14 (UPI) -- The French-Canadian hit "C.R.A.Z.Y." led the field with 10 awards at Canada's 26th annual Genie Awards ceremony in Toronto.

The coming-of-age film that was also Canada's Oscar entry nabbed the Genie for best picture, beating Deepa Mehta's "Water" and Louise Archembault's "Familia," Daily Variety reported.

"C.R.A.Z.Y." also won for art direction, costume design, editing, sound and sound editing. It's star Michel Cote won as did supporting actress Danielle Proulx and Jean-Marc Vallee won the trophies for best director as well as for his screenplay.

"Water," which received nine nominations, took three awards including Seema Biswas for lead actress, Mychael Danna for original score and for best cinematography.

The adapted screenplay award went to Atom Egoyan for "Where the Truth Lies," Velcrow Ripper's "Sacred" won best documentary and Louise Archambault took the Claude Jutra Award for her first film, "Familia."

The awards ceremony was broadcast live on Chum Television.

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