Laurence Anyways, War Witch lead Jutra nominations

Six films are vying for the Golden Ticket prize, awarded based on a weighting system that considers box office, festival entries, award wins and international distribution sales: Bestiaire, Truck, Laurence Anyways (pictured), Monsieur Lazhar, Starbuck and War Witch.
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With ten nominations, Xavier Dolans’ Laurence Anyways (pictured) has secured the most nominations for Quebec’s Jutra awards, narrowly beating Kim Nguyen’s War Witch that netted nine nods and Podz’ L’Affaire Dumont at eight noms.

The Jutra’s prizes will be handed out at a gala event in Montreal Mar. 17.

Several other films notched multiple nominations, unveiled Thursday, including Rafaël Ouellet’s Truck at seven; both Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s Inch’Allah and Simon Lavoie’s Torrent tied at six; and the three-way tie up of Luc Picard’s Ésimésac, Martin Villeneuve’s Mars et Avril and Ivan Grbovic’s Romeo Eleven at five.

Meanwhile, on the documentary front several films have been nominated, including Alphée des étoiles by Hugo Latulippe, Bestiaire by Denis Côté, Ma vie réelle by Magnus Isacsson, Mort subite d’un homme-théâtre by Jean-Claude Coulbois and Over My Dead Body by Brigitte Poupart.

As well, six films are vying for the Golden Ticket award, handed to the best film of 2012 based on a weighting system that takes into consideration not only box office sales but also festival entries, award wins and international distribution sales. In that race are: Bestiaire, Truck, Laurence Anyways, Monsieur Lazhar, Starbuck and Rebel.