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Genie Awards Presented

February 15th, 2003

On Thursday, February 13th the 23rd annual Genie Awards were presented to the best of the Canadian Film Industry. Hosted by Arsinée Khanjian and Peter Keleghan they were held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The big winner of the evening was Atom Egoyan’s Ararat with 5 wins, including Best Motion Picture, Lead Actress and Supporting Actor.

Best Motion Picture

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Luc Picard - Savage Messiah

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
by Arsinée Khanjian- Ararat

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Pascale Montpetit - Savage Messiah

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Elias Koteas - Ararat

Achievement in Direction
David Cronenberg - Spider

Achievement in Cinematography
Paul Sarossy - Perfect Pie

Original Screenplay
Deepa Mehta - Bollywood/Hollywood

Adapted Screenplay
Sharon Riis - Savage Messiah

Achievement in Editing
Lara Mazur - Suddenly Naked

Achievement in Music - Original Score
Mychael Danna - Ararat

Achievement in Music - Original Song
Carlos Lopes - Saint Monica "Com Estas Asas"

Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design
François Séguin - Almost America

Achievement in Costume Design
Beth Pasternak - Ararat

Achievement in Overall Sound
Thomas Hidderley, Todd Beckett, Keith Elliott, Mark Zsifkovits - Between Strangers

Achievement in Sound Editing
Fred Brennan, Roderick Deogrades, Barry Gilmore, Andy Malcolm, David McCallum and Jane Tattersall - Max

Best Documentary
Gambling, Gods and LSD

Best Live Action Short Drama
I Shout Love

Best Animated Short
The Hungry Squid

Golden Reel Award
Les Boys III

Claude Jutra Award
Keith Behrman - Flower & Garnet

Special Awards were also given to Robert Daudelin and Sheila Copps.

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Source: Genie Awards - Official Site

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