Genie Awards 2012: Nominations Includes Michelle Williams, Michael Fassbender

Genie Awards 2012 Nominations Announced.

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The countdown to the 32nd Genie Awards began this morning, Tuesday January 17th, with hunky Canadian actor Kevin Durand (Lost, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) announcing the nominations for the best in Canadian film. Jean-Marc Vallée’s mystical romance Café de Flore led with 13 nominations, followed closely by David Cronenberg’s psychoanalysis drama A Dangerous Method with 11 nominations. Other top contenders include Monsieur Lazhar, the tender school tale of an Algerian immigrant hired as an elementary teacher; The Bang Bang Club, a drama based on true-life experiences in apartheid South Africa; Starbuck, a francophone comedy about a sperm doner; and The Whistleblower, a thriller inspired by true events of a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia.

The acting categories this year are studded with international stars, including Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, and Vanessa Paradis. Homegrown nominees include Taylor Kitsch, Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand, and Charlotte Sullivan.–Erin Fitzsimmons

The 32nd Genie Awards will air Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. EST on CBC.

List of Nominees:

Best Motion Picture:
A Dangerous Method
Café de Flore
Monsieur Lazhar
The Whistleblower

Achievement In Direction:
David Cronenberg A Dangerous Method
Steven Silver The Bang Bang Club
Jean-Marc Vallée Café de Flore
Philippe Falardeau Monsieur Lazhar
Larysa Kondracki The Whistleblower

Achievement In Costume Design:
A Dangerous Method
Afghan Luke
Café de Flore

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:
Fellag Monsieur Lazhar
Garret Dillahunt Oliver Sherman
Michael Fassbender A Dangerous Method
Patrick Huard Starbuck
Scott Speedman Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:
Antoine Bertrand Starbuck
Kevin Durand Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Marin Gerrier Café de Flore
Taylor Kitsch The Bang Bang Club
Viggo Mortensen A Dangerous Method

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role:
Catherine de Léan Nuit #1
Pascale Montpetit The Girl In The White Coat
Vanessa Paradis Café de Flore
Rachel Weisz The Whistleblower
Michelle Williams Take This Waltz

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role:
Roxana Condurache The Whistleblower
Hélène Florent Café de Flore
Julie LeBreton Starbuck
Sophie Nélisse Monsieur Lazhar
Charlotte Sullivan Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster

Achievement In Visual Effects:
A Dangerous Method
Snow & Ashes
Café de Flore
Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster