Feb 192012

Canadian film was not disregarded by the nominators for the 31st Silver Lenas Awards. Three Canadian releases garnered a total of 10 awards nominations, some in major categories, some in more esoteric. The three films are:

Incendies, the film written and directed by Quebecois Denis Villeneuve about twin brother and sisters who travel to the middle east to fullfill their deceased mother’s final requests. It was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award (but was not shown in Toronto until 2012, hence it’s nominations here)

Hobo With A Shotgun, a tribute to 80s exploitation flicks written and directed by Jason Eisener and starring the legendary Rutger Hauer as the titular hobo. This film was based on a ‘fake’ interstitial trailer shown during Grindhouse screenings.

Your are Here, the self described ‘Meta-Detective Story’ written and directed (are we sensing a Canadian trend here?) by Daniel Cockburn and starring the late Tracy Wright.

The three films nominations are listed below.

For Incendies:

Best Film

Best Actress Lubna Azabal

For Hobo With A Shotgun:

Best Actor Rutger Hauer

Best Title Scream Moment(s)

Most Overplayed Role Brian Downey

The “Death Machine” Award For Eexcellence In No-Budget Filmmaking

For You are Here:

Most Underrated Film

The “Jon Bunnyman” Award For Artistic Excellence Through The Intentional And Judicious Use Of Bad Writing

The “Death Machine” Award For Eexcellence In No-BudgetFilmmaking

The “Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie” Award For Really Messing With Your Brain


Hobo with a Shotgun won two of its nominations, check which ones here

You are here won theThe “Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie” Award For Really Messing With Your Brain

Go to the 31st Annual Silver Lenas Movie Awards Nominations Announcement Posting

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