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VFCC ANNOUNCE NOMINEES TO BEST IN CANADIAN/BC FILM


'BLACKBERRY' AND 'SEAGRASS' RECEIVE THE MOST NOMINATIONS

FOR BEST IN CANADIAN FILM FROM VANCOUVER CRITICS



Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, To Kill a Tiger, and Seven Veils will also be competing for the VFCC Awards.


Matt Johnson’s hit 'BlackBerry' dominated the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards’ Canadian Film categories while 'Seagrass' emerged as the main contender for best in British Columbia, the VFCC announced on Monday.


BlackBerry’s six nominations include Best Picture, Director (Matt Johnson), Screenplay, Male Actor (Jay Baruchel), and Male Supporting Actor, with Johnson facing costar Glenn Howerton for the award.


Seagrass will be competing in the Screenplay, Male Supporting Actor (Chris Pang), Female Supporting Actor, One to Watch, BC Film, and BC Director categories.


Nisha Pahuja’s documentary To Kill a Tiger not only was nominated for Best Doc, but also Best Picture and Best Director. Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person also scored three nominations (Picture, Female Actor, and One to Watch). In total, 21 Canadian films will be competing for awards.


The winner of the One to Watch category will receive a prize of $1,000, courtesy of TELEFILM- Canada. The winner of Best BC Director will be awarded $500, courtesy of the Directors Guild of Canada, BC District. The winner of Best BC Film will receive $500, courtesy of the Canadian Media Producers Association, BC Producers Branch.


The results will be announced on February 12th at a ceremony to take place at the VIFF Centre in Vancouver.


These are the nominees per category:


Best Picture

BlackBerry

Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

To Kill a Tiger


Best Director

Atom Egoyan, Seven Veils

Matt Johnson, BlackBerry

Nisha Pahuja, To Kill a Tiger


Best Screenplay

Meredith Hama-Brown, Seagrass

Matt Johnson & Matthew Miller, BlackBerry

Julia Lederer, With Love and a Major Organ


Best Male Actor

Jay Baruchel, BlackBerry

Cody Lightning, Hey, Viktor

Theodore Pellerin, Solo


Best Female Actor

Sara Montpetit, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Rachel Sennott, I Used to Be Funny

Amanda Seyfried, Seven Veils


Best Male Supporting Actor

Jonas Chernick, The Burning Season

Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry

Matt Johnson, BlackBerry

Chris Pang, Seagrass


Best Female Supporting Actor

Nyah Huang Breitkreuz, Seagrass

Wendy Crewson, Close to You

Mia Goth, Infinity Pool

Sabrina Jalees, I Used to Be Funny

Rebecca Liddiard, Seven Veils

Sophie Lorain, Testament


Best Canadian Documentary

Mr Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe

Satan Wants You

To Kill a Tiger


TELEFILM-Canada Award One to Watch

Meredith Hama-Brown, Seagrass

Jenny Lee-Gilmore, Overtime

Ariana Louis-Seize, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

Ally Pankiw, I Used to Be Funny


CMPA-BC Award Best BC Film

Float

I'm Just Here for the Riot

Seagrass

WaaPaKe


DGC-BC Award Best BC Director

Laura Adkin, Re: Uniting

Tyler Funk, Anything for Fame

Meredith Hama-Brown, Seagrass

Sherren Lee, Float



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