First-time Canadian film director Sarah Polley was showered with awards and praise Monday night as her film Away From Her captured seven awards, including best actor (Gordon Pinsent), best actress (Julie Christie), and best director, at Canada's version of the Oscars, the Genie Awards. The awards presentations also turned out to be an effective platform for opponents of proposed Canadian legislation that would deny tax credits to any film regarded as offensive. Host Sandra Oh remarked that the bill would result in a comeback for censorship, adding: "I don't know about you, but that doesn't sound very Canadian to me."


04/03/2008