2011 Genie Award Nominees on Home Video

February 5, 2011 | By

My, what big eyes you have, little Genie

This week the 31st Annual Genie Award nominees were announced, with the ceremony to be broadcast live from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Thursday March 10 on CBC.

I wonder if the host or a presenter will make a crack or three about digital locks, the monopolistic behaviour of the major telcos (Bell, Rogers), or the CRTC’s approval of metered internet billing which the Harper government is trying to quash because 416,000 Canadians ostensibly said ‘Bell Sucks.’

Possibly, but those wanting the full tally of the Genie nominees (Remember: Genies = Film, Junos = Music, Geminies = TV), the organization has a list in PDF format (see link on this page), and Tribute has them broken up into easier to read categories.

Below is a list of the nominated feature films, docs, and miscellaneous, which are available or are slated for home video release soon (and linked to Amazon.ca or Archambault.ca).

Before we get to that, how exactly did Resident Evil: Afterlife, winner of the 2011 Golden Reel Award, become “the most successful production in Canadian feature film history”?

Yes, $280 million in worldwide sales rocks, but it’s a Brit director with an American cast whose Cancon is probably the crew, secondary actors, extras, and Mike the Muffin Man, who kept everyone smiling with his organic fudge creole muffin tops and Barracuda milkshakes. I guess the investors are happy.



NOMINATED FEATURE FILMS (Fiction & Documentary):

7 Jours du Talion / 7 Days

10 1/2

Amours Imaginaires, Les / Heartbeats


Fubar 2


High Life


Last Train Home

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Shine of Rainbows


Trotsky, The

Wild Hunt

You Don’t Like The Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo


Note: Jephte Bastien’s film Sortie 67, winner of the Claude Jutra Award, is slated for a release April 26.


Lastly, those wanting to catch some of the nominees on the Big Screen in Big Sound can check the tally of films to be screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of Canada’s Top Ten Feature and Short Films, with some panel discussions.





Mark R. Hasan, Editor



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