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Cafe de Flore, A Dangerous Method lead Genie nominations

Cafe de Flore leads nominees with 13, A Dangerous Method gets 11.

Director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Cafe de Flore leads the nominations for Canada’s 32nd Annual Genie Awards with 13 nominations. David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method received 11 nominations. Both films are nominated for Best Motion Picture and Achievement in Direction.

Rounding out the Best Motion Picture category are Monsieur Lazhar; The Whistleblower and Starbuck.

The three remaining directors nominated in the Best Achievement in Direction category are Steven Silver (The Bang Bang Club), Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) and Larysa Kondracki (The Whistleblower).

Fellag (Monsieur Lazhar), Garret Dillahunt (Oliver Sherman), Michael Fassbender (A Dangerous Method), Patrick Huard (Starbuck) and Scott Speedman (Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster) are nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Catherine De Lea (Nuit #1), Pascale Montpetit The Girl in the White Coat), Vanessa Paradis (Cafe de Flore), Rachel Weisz (The Whistleblower) and Michelle Williams (Take This Waltz) make up the nominees in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role category.

“2011 was a vintage year for Canadian films,” said Helga Stephenson, interim CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “Academy members have a major challenge ahead of them.”

The awards will be held at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto on March 8.

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