'Louis Cyr' KOs 'Gabrielle' at Quebec's Jutra Awards

Guillaume Cyr and Antoine Bertrand in Louis Cyr
We have an upset, but leave it to Quebec to get an award show done right. The province has become a hallmark for Canadian cinema as it churns out hit after hit, and Quebec once again put the rest of the country to shame by offering an award show that recongized films that were actually seen and celebrated by Canadians in 2013. Tonight's fête for Les Prix Jutra, named after Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra, saw across the board recognition for some of the most acclaimed Canadian films of 2013 that were sorely underrepresented at the Canadian Screen Awards. The Jutras, unlike the Screenies, restrict contention to films released theatrically in 2013. Thank goodness, for Louise Archambault finally got the recognition she deserved! After an inexcusable snub at the Canadian Screen Awards despite a Best Picture win for Gabrielle, the director of Canada's Oscar darling  finally won some well-deserved hardware. Archambault scored Best Director and Best Screenplay, making her only the second woman in Jutra history to score Best Director (the first was Lyne Charlebois for Borderline), while all four of the acting prizes went to Screenie snubees, most notably Pierrette Robitaille for her performance in Denis Côté's Vic + Flo Saw a Bear and Antoine Bertrand in Louis Cyr. Oddly enough, the big prize of the night didn't go to Archambault's Gabrielle, but rather to Daniel Roby's Louis Cyr. Louis Cyr, the Quebec box office champ for 2013, gave Gabrielle a fair fight and won 9 awards overall to Gabrielle's 5. 

The winners are:

 Meilleur film (Best Film)

★  Louis Cyr - Christian Larouche, Caroline Héroux, Stéphane Héroux

Meilleure réalisation (Best Director)

★ Louise Archambault Gabrielle

Meilleure actrice (Best Actress)

Pierrette Robitaille, Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Meilleur acteur (Best Actor)

★ Antoine Bertrand, Louis Cyr

Meilleure actrice de soutien (Best Supporting Actress)

★Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin,  Gabrielle

Meilleur acteur de soutien (Best Supporting Actor)

★Guillaume Cyr, Louis Cyr

Meilleur scénario (Best Screenplay)

★ Louise Archambault,  Gabrielle

Meilleure direction de le photographie (Best Cinematography)

  Le démantèlement - Michel Le Veaux

Meilleure direction artistique (Best Art Direction)

Louis Cyr - Michel Proulx, Marc Ricard

Meilleur Son (Best Sound)

Louis Cyr - Stéphane Bergeron, Martin Pinsonnault, Simon Poudrette

Meilleur Montage (Best Film Editing)

Gabrielle - Richard Comeau

Meilleur musique originale

Roche papier ciseaux - Ramachandra Borcar

Meilleurs costumes (Best Costumes)

Louis Cyr - Carmen Alie

Meilleur maquillage (Best Make-up)

Louis Cyr -Nathalie Trépanier

Meilleure coiffure (Best Hairstyling)

Louis Cyr - Martin Lapointe

Meilleur court ou moyen métrage de fiction (Best Short or Mid-Length Film)

Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire - Monia Chokri

Meilleur court ou moyen métrage d’animation (Best Short or Mid-Length Animation)

Meilleur long métreage documentaire

En attendant le printemps - Marie-Geneviève Chabot

Film s’étant le plus illustré hors Québec (Film Most Honoured Outside Quebec)


Jutra Biller d’or Cineplex (Cineplex Golden Ticket)

Louis Cyr