Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee "War Witch" could, I think, have been a real contender for the win in another year; the African-set child soldier drama delivers an emotional punch that's hard to argue with. As it is, it'll likely remain nobly content with the nomination, but it stands to dominate at its local answer to the Oscars, the Canadian Screen Awards. With 12 nominations, the film leads the field for the inaugural awards, which have assimilated the formerly separate Genie and Gemini Awards.

Close on its heels is 23-year-old Xavier Dolan's third feature, the visually and sonically startling transsexual story "Laurence Anyways," with 11 nods. Largely sidelined is the Cronenberg family: David Cronenberg managed only an adapted screenplay nod for "Cosmopolis," while his son Brandon's eerie debut "Antiviral" was limited to the technical fields. Full list of nominees -- including surely the only citations you'll see all season for "Silent Hill: Revalation 3D" and "Resident Evil: Retribution" -- below, with everything else at The Circuit.  

Best Motion Picture
"L'Affaire Dumont"
"Inch'Allah"
"Laurence Anyways"
"Midnight's Children"
"War Witch"
"Still Mine"

Best Director
Michael Dowse, "Goon"
Xavier Dolan, "Laurence Anyways"
Deepa Mehta, "Midnight's Children"
Kim Nguyen, "War Witch"
Bernard Émond, "All That You Possess"

Best Actor
James Cromwell, "Still Mine"
Patrick Drolet, "All That You Possess"
Marc-André Grondin, "L'affaire Dumont"
David Morse, "Collaborator"
Melvil Poupaud, "Laurence Anyways"

Best Actress
Evelyne Brochu, "Inch'allah"
Geneviève Bujold, "Still Mine"
Marilyn Castonguay, "L'affaire Dumont"
Suzanne Clément, "Laurence Anyways"
Rachel Mwanza, "War Witch"

Best Supporting Actor
Jay Baruchel, "Goon"
Kim Coates, "Goon"
Stephan James, "Home Again"
Serge Kanyinda, "War Witch"
Elias Koteas, "Winnie"

Best Supporting Actress
Seema Biswas, "Midnight's Children"
Fefe Dobson, "Home Again"
Alice Morel Michaud, "Les Pee Wee 3D"
Gabrielle Miller, "Moving Day"
Sabrina Ouazani, "Inch'allah"

Best Original Screenplay
Jason Buxton, "Blackbird"
Xavier Dolan, "Laurence Anyways"
Kim Nguyen, "War Witch"
Michael McGowan, "Still Mine"
Bernard Émond, "All That You Possess"

Best Adapted Screenplay
David Cronenberg, "Cosmopolis"
Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, "Goon"
Anita Doron, "The Lesser Blessed"
Martin Villeneuve, "Mars et Avril"
Salman Rushdie, "Midnight's Children"

Best Documentary Feature
"Alphee des Etoiles"
"Indie Game: The Movie"
"Over My Dead Body"
"Stories We Tell"
"The World Before Her"

Best Production Design
"War Witch"


"Antiviral"
"L'affaire Dumont"
"Midnight's Children"
"Laurence Anyways"

Best Cinematography
"War Witch"
"Inch'Allah"
"Midnight's Children"
"Goon"
"Still Mine"

Best Costume Design
"Laurence Anyways"
"Mad Ship"
"Resident Evil: Retribution"
"Silent Hill: Revelation 3D"
"War Witch"

Best Editing
"War Witch"
"Still Mine"
"L'affaire Dumont "
"Inch'Allah"
"Blackbird"

Best Makeup
"Silent Hill: Revelation 3D"
"Goon"
"Antiviral"
"L'affaire Dumont"
"Laurence Anyways"

Best Original Score
Noia, "Laurence Anyways"
Bnoit Charest, "Mars et Avril"
Don Rooke, Hugh Marsh, Michelle Willis, "Still Mine"
Howard Shore, "Cosmopolis"
E.C. Woodley, "Antiviral"

Best Original Song
"Cosmopolis" - "Long to Live"
"Rufus" - "Wanting"
"Rufus" - "Out of Sight"

Best Sound
"Midnight's Children"
"Mars et Avril"
"War Witch"
"Antiviral"
"The Disappeared"

Best Sound Editing
"L'affaire Dumont"
"War Witch"
"Resident Evil: Retribution"
"Laurence Anyways"
"The Disappeared"

Best Visual Effects
"Silent Hill: Revelation 3D"
"Mars et Avril"
"Resident Evil: Retribution"
"War Witch"
"Midnight's Children"