30th Genie Awards
|30th Genie Awards|
|Date||April 12, 2010|
|Site||Guvernment/Kool Haus Entertainment Complex, Toronto, Ontario|
|Most awards||Polytechnique (9)|
|Most nominations||Polytechnique (11)|
|Network||Independent Film Channel, CBC.ca, The Movie Network (delayed broadcast) and Movie Central (delayed broadcast)|
Despite having won three awards at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and having been selected as Canada's submission for Best Foreign Language film at the 82nd Academy Awards, Xavier Dolan's film J'ai tué ma mère was virtually absent from the ceremony, winning the Claude Jutra Award for best film by a first-time director but garnering no other nominations in any category at all. Both Kevin Tierney, vice-chairman of cinema for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and Martha Burns, the winner of the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress, openly criticized the shutout, with Tierney likening it to "being sent to the kiddie table".
- "Polytechnique sweeps Genie Awards". Toronto Star, April 12, 2010.
- "Polytechnique leads Genie nominations", The Globe and Mail, March 1, 2010.
- "Xavier Dolan's killer debut is Canada's Oscar pick". cbc.ca, September 22, 2009.