Canada

Sunshine, Felicia's Journey top Genie Awards

Canadian Atom Egoyan's Felicia's Journey walked away with the most Genie Awards at Sunday night's ceremony but it was Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo's epic Sunshine that got the nod for best motion picture.

Sunshine had led the race with a record 14 Genie nominations. It one three awards: best picture and two sound achievement awards.

British star Ralph Fiennes had been nominated for best actor for his performance in the film but the award went instead to Bob Hoskins for his performance in Egoyan's Felicia's Journey.

Hoskin portrayed a soft-spoken English serial killer who charms a young Irish girl.

In all, Felicia's Journey picked up four Genies, including best original music score, best cinematography and best adapted screenplay. Egoyan's script was based on the novel by William Trevor.

The award for best actress went to Sylvie Moreau for her performance in Louis Belanger's Post Mortem.

The grim Quebec drama also won best original screenplay for Belanger's script.

Best supporting actor went to Mark McKinney for Dog Park and best supporting actress to Catherine O'Hara for The Life Before This.

The award for best director went to Toronto filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa for The Five Senses. The film traces the interlacing lives of a group of Torontonians facing a variety of emotional crises.