18th Quebec Cinema Awards

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The 18th Quebec Cinema Awards ceremony (French: Gala du cinéma québécois 2016[1]) were held on March 20, 2016 to honour films made with the participation of the Quebec film industry in 2015.[2][3]

The ceremony was the first to be held since Québec Cinéma dropped the "Jutra Awards" name from its awards program, following the publication in February 2016 of allegations that namesake director Claude Jutra had been a pedophile.[4] The organization established a committee to determine a new permanent name for the awards, which announced the new Prix Iris name in October 2016.

Winners at the 2016 ceremony received a new wooden statue, replacing the previous trophy created by Charles Daudelin. The new trophy was created by Montreal's Nouveau Studio; it is made of solid maple, painted white, with gold and acrylic leaves. With only three weeks to design and produce the new statue following the renaming of the award, it would not have been possible to cast the trophies out of bronze.[5]

The Passion of Augustine won in six categories including Best Picture and Best Director (Léa Pool).[6] Other multiple winners were My Internship in Canada with three, and Felix and Meira, Snowtime!, and Brooklyn, with two each.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction Best Sound
Best Editing Best Original Music
Best Costume Design Best Make-Up
Best Hairstyling Best Documentary
Best Live Short Best Animated Short
  • Blue ribbon Maurice
  • Bleu Tonnerre
  • Le cycle des moteurs
  • Le pédophile
  • Star
Most commercially successful film outside Quebec Billet d'or


  1. ^ Marc-André Lussier (18 March 2016). "Gala du cinéma québécois: que le spectacle continue!" (in French). La Presse. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "La Passion d'Augustine and Corbo lead the Jutra film nominations". Montreal Gazette, January 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Marc-André Lussier (21 March 2016). "Le sacre de La passion d'Augustine". La Presse. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Brendan Kelly (18 March 2016). "Beyond Jutra: Gala du cinéma québécois is suffering from an identity crisis". Montreal Gazette. 
  5. ^ "Voici le nouveau trophée du cinéma québécois". ICI.Radio-Canada.ca (in French). 18 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Les lauréats du Gala du cinéma québécois 2016" (PDF) (Press release). Québec Cinéma. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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