Each of these titles is also a multiple nominee for the 2007 Genie Awards, which honours films from across Canada. The leading 2007 Genie-nominated film, The Rocket, from Montreal's Cinemaginaire, with 13 nominations, was a contender at the 2006 Jutra Awards; however, its release dates in the rest of Canada made it eligible for Genie selection this year.
Produced by Kevin Tierney of Park Ex Pictures, Bon Cop was nominated for Best Film, Best Director (Erik Canuel), Best Actor (both leads, Patrick Huard and Colm Feore, were selected), Best Screenplay (Tierney, Huard along with Leila Basen and Alex Epstein), as well as Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Pierre Lebeau and Lucie Laurier). Bon Cop was the highest grossing Canadian film of 2006.
Produced by Lyse Lafontaine and Michael Mosca of Equinoxe Productions, Kigali was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Favreau), Best Actor (Luc Picard), Best Actress (Fatou N'Diaye) and Best Supporting Actress (Celine Bonnier).
Congorama, produced by Luc Dery and Kim McCraw of Montreal based production houses micro_scope and Tarantula, also earned nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay (both by Falardeau). Like Bon Cop, the film received two nominations in the Best Actor category (Paul Ahmarani and Olivier Gourment). It was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Gabriel Arcand).
Roger Frappier and Luc Vandal of Max Films produced both La Vie Secrete Des Gens Heureux and Guide De La Petite Vengeance. The former saw nominations for Best Screenplay (Lapointe) and Best Supporting Actor and Actress (Gilles Renaud and Anne Dorval). The latter has nominations for Best Actor (Marc Beland) and Best Supporting Actor (Gabriel Gascon).
The 9th Jutra Awards will be presented February 18 in Montreal.