'Polytechnique,' 'Nurse' top Genie noms 

Canadian film awards to hit Toronto April 12

TORONTO -- "Polytechnique," A French-language movie that relives a 1989 Montreal college massacre of 14 women by a crazed gunman on Monday led all comers as nominations for the Genies, Canada's film awards, were announced in Toronto.

With boxoffice-performing Quebec films yet again overshadowing the Genies, Denis Villeneuve's "Polytechnique" earned 11 nominations, including best picture.

Close behind was Charles Officer's "Nurse.Fighter.Boy," an urban story of a single mother and her son, that pulled in 10 nominations .

And the Inuit-language drama "Before Tomorrow," by Marie-Helene Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, earned nine nominations.

Also competing in the best film category is Kari Skogland's "Fifty Dead Men Walking," which earned 7 nominations, and Jim Donovan's "3 Saisons."

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is to hand out Genie awards in Toronto on April 12.