'C.R.A.Z.Y.' wins 14 Jutras
The hit film C.R.A.Z.Y. swept Quebec's version of the Oscars Sunday, about a week after its domination of the Genie Awards.
C.R.A.Z.Y. picked up 14 trophies at the Prix Jutra gala in Montreal Sunday evening, taking the prize in every category for which it was nominated, including best picture, best direction and best screenplay.
"We won more than our fair share, but it's all of Quebec cinema that is being honoured," the film's producer, Pierre Even, said in accepting the best picture Jutra.
C.R.A.Z.Y.'s Marc-André Grondin won the best actor Jutra for his starring role as a teen growing up gay in Catholic Quebec from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Michel Côté and Danielle Proulx – who played Grondin's on-screen parents – won the best supporting actor and supporting actress categories.
Last Monday, Côté won best actor and Proulx best supporting actress at the Genie Awards, the annual Canadian celebration of the year's best homegrown films. At that Toronto ceremony, C.R.A.Z.Y. was also named best picture.
Other films that took home awards included La Neuvaine, with Élise Guilbault winning best actress for her starring role, L'Audition, which won a Jutra for its music, and Dehors novembre, which won best animated film.
C.R.A.Z.Y.'s sweep at the Jutras meant that, like at the Genies, other multiple nominees were largely or completely shut out, including a biopic about hockey legend Maurice Richard that had entered the gala equalling C.R.A.Z.Y. 's 14 nominations.