Jean-Marc Vallee's C.R.A.Z.Y. literally swept the 2006 Jutra Awards, thecelebration of cinema in Quebec, to continue its domination of Canada's cinemaprizes. One week after winning ten prizes at Canada's Genie Awards, includingBest Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, the Quebecois filmwon in each of the thirteen categories for which it was nominated, includingall the above categories as well as prizes for Best Supporting Actor (for whichthe film had two actors nominated), Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography,Art Direction, Editing, Costume Design, Hair, Make-up and Sound.
The one wrinkle between thetwo ceremonies was in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories: leadactor Marc-Andre Grondin and co-star Michel Cote were both nominated for BestActor at the Genies; Cote won the Genie. At the Jutras only Grondin wasnominated in Best Actor; he won. However, Cote and Pierre-Luc Brillant werenominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Jutras; Cote won.Although not widely followed in the rest of Canada, the Jutras are consideredthe greater honour in terms of prestige within the province.
OtherJutra prize winners were Elise Guibault for Best Actress in Bernard Emond's LaNeuvaine; Best Score to DanielBelanger for L'Audition. Best Documentaryhonours were shared by two films: La Classe De Madame Lise by Sylvie Groulx and Gilles Carle Ou L'indomptableImaginaire by Charles Biname.
Theevening belonged to C.R.A.Z.Y.The film's producers, Vallee and Pierre Even of Cirrus Communications, werepresented with the Golden Ticket prize as the highest-grossing Quebecois filmof 2005. The film was also acknowledged as the Quebecois film most widelydistributed outside the province. At last count, C.R.A.Z.Y. has sold in more than 40 countries.
Winners of the 2006 JutraAwards:
Best Film C.R.A.Z.Y. Pierre Even, Jean-Marc Vallee (Cirrus Communications)
Best Direction Jean-Marc Vallee C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Actress Elise Guilbault La Neuvaine
Best Actor Marc-Andre Grondin C.R.A.Z.Y
Best Supporting Actress DanielleProulx C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Supporting Actor Michel Cote C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Screenplay Jean-Marc Vallee incollaboration with Francois Boulay C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Cinematography Pierre Mignot C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Art Direction Patrice Bricault-Vermette C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Sound Yvon Benoit, DanielBisson, Martin Pinsonneault, Jean-Francois Sauve, Mira Mailhot, Simon Meilleur,Mireille Morin, Bernard Gariepy-Strobl, Luc Boudrias C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Editing Paul Jutras C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Score Daniel Belanger L'Audition
Best Costume Design Ginette Magny C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Make-Up Rejean Goderre C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Hair Rejean Goderre C.R.A.Z.Y.
Best Documentary La Classe DeMadame Lise Sylvie Groulx (Galafilm)
Gilles Carle Ou L'indomptable Imaginaire Charles Biname (AmazoneFilms)
Best Short Or Medium-Length Film Une Chapelle Blanche Simon Lavoie (Metafilms)
Golden Ticket (For Highest-Grossing Film) C.R.A.Z.Y. Jean-Marc Vallee (Cirrus Communications)
Most WidelySeen Film Outside Of Quebec C.R.A.Z.Y. Jean-Marc Vallee, Tva Films, (CirrusCommunications)