I enjoyed “Bon Cop Bad Cop” but my fingers are crossed for “The Rocket”!!

Canada’s top films vie for Genie honour
Two Canadian box office blockbusters will battle it out Tuesday night for the country’s top film honour.
Domestic hits Trailer Park Boys: The Movie and Bon Cop, Bad Cop are among the high profile nominees for best picture at the Genie Awards, Canada’s version of the Oscars.
Trailer Park Boys grossed $1.3 million during its debut at the box office, making it the biggest opening weekend in history for an English-language Canadian film.
Bon Cop knocked long-running champion Porky’s out of its post as the top-grossing Canadian movie ever made, after it earned $12.2 million at the domestic box last year.
Three French-language films are also vying for the best film Genie at the Toronto gala Tuesday night:
The Rocket, a portrait of hockey hero Maurice Richard starring Quebec acting superstar Roy Dupuis.
Un dimanche ‡ Kigali (A Sunday in Kigali), the tale of a bi-racial romance set in 1990s Rwanda.
Guide de la petite vengeance (The Little Book of Revenge), a comedy about an accountant who enacts revenge on his psychotic boss.
Charles BinamÈ’s The Rocket starts the evening ceremony with a leading 13 nominations but Bon Cop follows closely with 10 nods.
Other notable Genie nominees include:
Jennifer Baichwal’s acclaimed documentary Manufactured Landscapes, in which she documents the life and work of photographer Edward Burtynsky;
Sundance film fest special jury prize-winner Eve and the Fire Horse;
British-Canadian co-production Snow Cake;
Quebec drama Congorama;
Romantic comedy La Vie secrËte des gens heureux (The Secret Life of Happy People);
Animated short The Danish Poet, which is also up for an Oscar later this month.
21 awards to be presented at Genie gala
Overall, organizers will present Genies in 19 different categories and two special awards Tuesday night.
The team behind action comedy Bon Cop, Bad Cop will be presented with the Golden Reel Award, which honours the film that earns the year’s highest domestic box office.
For the first time, the National Film Board of Canada’s prestigious Claude Jutra Award will be shared by two directors who made their feature film debuts in 2006: Julia Kwan (Eve and the Fire Horse) and StÈphane Lapointe (La Vie secrete des gens heureux/The Secret Life of Happy People).
Established in 1993 to honour the memory of the renowned Quebec filmmaker, the annual Jutra award celebrates outstanding achievement by a first-time director.
Now in its 27th year, the Genie Awards celebrate Canada’s film industry and are administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.