CSAs ’17: Juste la fin du Monde snags nine film nominations

Xavier Dolan's latest leads the race, with Race, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos close behind.
It's Only The End Of The World

Xavier Dolan’s Cannes winner Juste la fin du Monde (It’s Only the End of the World) picked up nine Canadian Screen Awards film nominations, including one for Best Picture, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced Tuesday morning at a press event in Toronto.

The Canada majority copro with France, which is currently vying for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 2017 Oscars, was produced by Dolan and Nancy Grant of Sons of Manual, Nathanaël Karmitz of Paris-based MK2 and Sylvain Corbeil.

Dolan’s latest is one of 10 films nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 CSAs. Also nominated are Les Mauvaises Herbes (Bad Seeds), produced by Luc Vandal and Lorraine Dufour; Avant les rues (Before The Streets), produced by Chloe Leriche; Hello Destroyer, produced by Daniel Domachowski and Haydn Wazelle; Old Stone, produced by Xianjian Wu, Chi-an Lin, Jing Wang, and Sarah Stallard; Operation Avalanche, produced by Matthew Miller, Lee Kim and Matt Johnson; Race, produced by Louis-Philippe Rochon, Dominque Seguin, Jean-Charles Levy and Luc Dayan; Maliglutit (Searchers), produced by Zacharias Kunuk; Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their own Graves, produced by Hany Ouichou; and Weirdos, produced by Marc Almon, Mike MacMillan and Bruce McDonald.

Race comes in just behind Juste la Fin du Monde with eight overall nominations, while Before the Streets, Operation Avalanche and Weirdos, tie for third place with six each.

Dolan also picked up a best director nod for his film. He’ll compete against Chloe Leriche for Avant les Rues (Before the Streets), Kevan Funk for Hello Destroyer, Matt Johnson for Operation Avalanche, and Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie for “Those Who Make Revolution.”

In the writing categories, Dolan’s Juste la Fin du Monde is up against Bachir Bensaddek’s Montreal la blanche (Montreal, White City) and David Bezmozgis’ Natasha for best adapted screenplay. Original Screenplay noms went to Funk for Hello Destroyer, Stella Meghie for Jean of the Joneses, Johnny Ma for Old Stone, Zacharias Kunuk for Maliglutit (Searchers), and Daniel MacIvor for Weirdos.

In the acting categories, Jared Abrahamson (Hello Destroyer), Gang Chen (Old Stone), Stephan James (Race), Lawrence Barry (Riverhead) and Andrew Gillis (Werewolf) nabbed lead male actor nominations, while Carmen Ejogo (Born to be Blue), Nathalie Doummar (Boundaries), Sasha K.Gordon (Natasha), Tatiana Maslany (The Other Half) and Breagh MacNeil (Werewolf) are in the running for their lead roles in the best actress category.

Supporting actor nominations went to Jacques Newashish (Before the Streets), Vincent Cassel (Juste la fin du Monde) Michael Reventar (Kidnap Capital), Henry Czerny (The Other Half) and Evan Mercer. Supporting actress nods went to Kwena Bellemare Boivin (Before the Streets), Nathalie Baye (Juste la fin du Monde), Sherri Shepherd (Jean of the Joneses), Gabrielle Tremblay (“Those who make Revolution“) and Molly Parker (Weirdos).

Click here for a full list of the nominees.