'The Passion of Augustine' Leads Winners at Gala du Cinéma Québécois

Céline Bonnier in The Passion of Augustine.
Photo courtesy of Les Films Séville
Several films shared the wealth in Quebec's annual cinema soirée. The awards, temporarily re-dubbed the Gala du Cinéma Québécois after organizers promptly dropped the name 'Les Prix Jutras' in the wake of allegations of pedophilia against Quebec film icon Claude Jutra, saw popular Québécois films in the spotlight along with more auteurist offerings. The big winner overall was Léa Pool's box office hit The Passion of Augustine, which drew six honours including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actress for Canadian Screen Award nominee Céline Bonnier, and Best Supporting Actress for Diane Lavallée. The touching drama about a resilient music teacher fighting to save her school during the cusp of religious, cultural, and political revolution led the nominations with the FLQ drama Corbo going into the awards, although the latter was notably shut out. Philippe Falardeau's My Internship in Canada nabbed three prizes including one for Canadian Screen Award nominee Irdens Exantus in the Best Supporting Actor race, while former Oscar bid Felix and Meira and Oscar nominee Brooklyn won prizes for Screenplay and Art Direction & Cinematography, respectively. (The latter repeated its win in the category at the Screenies.) La guerre des tuques landed two awards, finally, including a non-competitive gong for being Quebec's biggest moneymaker.

Meilleur film (Best Picture)
The Passion of Augustine

Meilleure réalisation (Best Direction)
The Passion of Augustine - Léa Pool

Meilleure actrice (Best Actress)
Céline Bonnier, The Passion of Augustine

Meilleur acteur (Best Actor)
Gilbert Sicotte, Roland  

Meilleure actrice de soutien (Best Supporting Actress)
Diane Lavallée, The Passion of Augustine 

Meilleur acteur de soutien (Best Supporting Actor)
Irdens Exantus,  My Internship in Canada

Meilleur scénario (Best Screenplay)
Felix and Meira, Alexandre Laferrière and Maxime Giroux
Meilleure direction de la photographie (Best Cinematography)
Brooklyn - Yves Bélanger

 Meilleure direction artistique (Best Art Direction)
Brooklyn - François Séguin

Meilleur montage (Best Editing)
My Internship in Canada - Richard Comeau

 Meilleure musique originale (Best Original Score)
My Internship in Canada - Martin Léon

Meilleurs costumes (Best Costumes)
The Passion of Augustine - Michèle Hamel
Meilleure coiffure (Best Hairstyling)
The Passion of Augustine - Martin Lapointe

Meilleur Maquillage (Best Make-up)
Turbo Kid - Olivier Xavier

Meuilleur Son (Best Sound)
La guerre des tuques 3D - Raymond Vermette, Christian Rivest, Stéphane Bergeron, Julie Dufour, Guy Pelletier

Meilleure documentaire (Best Documentary)
Ouïghours, prisonnier de l'absurde - Patricio Henriquez
Meilleur court ou moyen métrage d’animation (Best Animated Short or Mid-length Film)
Auto Portraits - Claude Clouthier

Meilleur court ou moyen métrage de fiction (Best Live Action Short or Mid-length Film)
Maurice - François Jaros

Billet d'or Cineplex (Top grosser)
La guerre des tuques 3D / Snowtime!