Reynolds, Pattinson among film nominees at Canadian Screen Awards

Ryan Reynolds, pictured in November 2014.
Ryan Reynolds, pictured in November 2014. Rob Kim / Getty Images

TORONTO — Ryan Reynolds, Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska are some of the big stars vying for Canadian Screen Awards, it was announced Tuesday.

Reynolds is nominated for his role in Atom Egoyan’s The Captive while the others are being recognized for their work in David Cronenberg’s made-in-Toronto feature Maps to the Stars.

But it’s Montreal filmmaker Xavier Dolan’s acclaimed feature Mommy that leads the film nominations, with 13.

Maps to the Stars follows with 11 nods.

Both films are up for Best Motion Picture along with Cast No Shadow, Fall, In Her Place and Tu dors Nicole.

It’s been a good week for Mommy. On Monday, it earned nominations at the Dorian Awards and at France’s Lumiere awards.

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Dolan and Cronenberg are being challenged for Best Director  honours by Egoyan (The Captive), Albert Shin (In Her Place), and Stephane Lafleur (Tu dors Nicole).

Reynolds will be challenged by Bruce Greenwood (Elephant Song), Michael Murphy (Fall), Evan Bird (Maps to the Stars) and Antoine Olivier-Pilon (Mommy) for Best Actor.

Cusack and Pattinson will compete for Supporting Actor honours with Justin Chatwin (Bang Bang Baby), Marc-Andre Grondin (Tu dors Nicole) and Kris Demeanor (The Valley Below).

Moore is up for Best Actress against Ahn Ji Hye (In Her Place), Yoon Da Kyung (In Her Place), Julianne Cote (Tu dors Nicole) and Anne Dorval (Mommy).

Supporting Actress nods went to Wasikowska and Sandrine Bisson (1987), Ki Hae Yeon (In Her Place), Suzanne Clement (Mommy) and Catherine St-Laurent (Tu dors Nicole).

Egoyan and Dolan are nominated for Original Screenplay along with Pearl Ball-Harding and Albert Shin (In Her Place), Bruce Wagner (Maps to the Stars) and Stephane Lafleur (Tu dors Nicole).

“I think it’s a really exciting year for Canadian film and television,” said Andrea Martin, who is hosting this year’s Canadian Screen Awards televised gala on March 1.

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