'It's Only the End of the World' Leads Quebec's Prix Iris Winners

Léa Seydoux in Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World
Photo by Shane Laverdière, Sons of Manual
Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World ended its award streak on another high note by winning five awards at Quebec’s Prix Iris (formerly known as the Jutra Awards), the province’s top ceremony honouring the best in Quebecois cinema. World won five prizes including Best Film, Director, Casting, and Cinematography. Dolan made an impressive haul with the film despite meeting a rocky reception that still leaves World without American distribution. Before the Iris ceremony, World won the Grand Prix at Cannes, six Canadian Screen Awards including Best Film and Best Director, three French Cesars including Best Director and it served as Canada’s Oscar submission where it made the shortlist. Dolan previously won four Jutras for Mommy and two for his breakthrough I Killed My Mother.

Other big winners for the night included Anne Émond’s Nelly, which won four awards including Best Actress for Mylène MacKay, and Bad Weeds and Two Lovers and a Bear with two awards each. Theodore Ushev’s Oscar-nominated Blind Vaysha scored Best Animated Short Film. And, in the ceremony’s first public prize, the audience favourite was the queer teen drama 1:54 starring Mommy’s Antoine Olivier Pilon.

Les gagnants sont:

Best Film
It’s Only the End of the World - Xavier Dolan, Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant, Elisha Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Michel Merkt

Best Director
Xavier Dolan – It’s Only the End of the World

Best Actress
Mylène MacKay – Nelly

Best Actor
Gabriel Arcand – Le fils de Jean

Best Supporting Actress
Céline Bonnier – Embrasse-moi

Best Supporting Actor
Luc Picard – Les mauvaises herbes

Best Screenplay
Louis Bélanger et Alexis Martin – Les mauvaises herbes

Best Casting
Xavier Dolan – It’s Only the End of the World

Best Cinematography
André Turpin - It’s Only the End of the World

Best Film Editing
Richard Comeau – Two Lovers and a Bear

Best Art Direction

Best Costumes
Francesca Chamberland – Chasse-galerie: la légende

Best Music – Original Score
Dear Criminals – Nelly

Best Make-up
Djina Caron, Nelly

Best Hairtstyling
Martin Lapointe – Nelly

Best Visual Effects
Jean-Pierre Boies, Mathieu Jolicoeur, Jean-François Talbot - King Dave

Best Sound
Claude Beaugrand, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Claude La Haye – Two Lovers and a Bear

Best Documentary Feature
Manoir - Martin Fournier et Pier-Luc Latulippe

Best Film Editing – Documentary Feature
Catherine Legault - La démolition familiale

Best Cinematography – Documentary Feature
Etienne Roussy – Gulîstan, Land of Roses

Best Animated Short Film
Blind Vaysha – Theodore Ushev

Best Live Action Short
Mutants - Alexandre Dostie,

Most Celebrated Film Outside Quebec (Film s’étant le plus illustré à l’extérieur du Québec)
It’s Only the End of the World

Audience Award (Prix de publique)
1:54 – Yan England

Breakthrough Artist (Révélation de l’année)
Rykko Bellemare – Before the Streets