Jutra Quebec film nominations

By Montreal Gazette. Photo: Sylvain Légaré. Source: montrealgazette.com

Corbo and La Passion d’Augustine each got 10 nominations for the Jutra Quebec film awards and will compete with Félix et Meira, Les être chers and Les démons for the best film.
L’amour au temps de la guerre civile: 3 nominations
Best actor (Alexandre Landry), supporting actress (Catherine-Audrey Lachapelleet), supporting actor (Jean-Simon Leduc)

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All Right, All Right, All Right!

By CBC News. Photo: Reuters. Source: cbc.ca

Dallas Buyers Club, directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée, snagged a trio of Oscars, including best actor for Matthew McConaughey, whose performance as the scrappy, HIV-positive cowboy-turned-alternative medicine champion Ron Woodroof has earned him accolades all season.

Jared Leto, who had taken a six-year break from acting before tackling the film, picked up the evening’s first award — best supporting actor — for his turn as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute named Rayon. In addition to paying special tribute to his mother and brother, the actor and rocker also referenced AIDS victims and current zones of political unrest in his speech.

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Vallee’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ gets Oscar love, including nom for Montreal editor

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press. Source: montrealgazette.com

TORONTO – Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Buyers Club” has nabbed a slew of Oscar nominations including best film, best actor, best supporting actor and best film editing for Montreal’s Martin Pensa.

Pensa shares the nomination with John Mac McMurphy.

Quebec’s Vallee was shut out of the best director category but his scrappy indie film about HIV-positive activist Ron Woodroof has vaulted him into the spotlight with prominent nominations ahead of the glitzy bash.

“Dallas Buyers Club” also earned nods for best original screenplay, and makeup and hairstyling.

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