The complete list of nominees is here (PDF).
PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE / INTERPRÉTATION MASCULINE DANS UN PREMIER RÔLE
FELLAG – Monsieur Lazhar
GARRET DILLAHUNT – Oliver Sherman
MICHAEL FASSBENDER – A Dangerous Method
PATRICK HUARD – Starbuck
SCOTT SPEEDMAN – Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Also congrats to Ryan Redford, who scored a nomination for best adapted screenplay.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY / MEILLEURE ADAPTATION
PHILIPPE FALARDEAU – Monsieur Lazhar
RYAN REDFORD – Oliver Sherman
DAVID SHAMOON – In Darkness
STEVEN SILVER – The Bang Bang Club
Here is what Winnipeg Free Press writes:
The nominations were announced this morning by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at simultaneous news conferences in Toronto and Montreal.
Rounding out the best picture race is the thriller “The Whistleblower” and the francophone comedy “Starbuck.” They earned six nominations apiece.
The Genie Awards will be held March 8 in Toronto and will be broadcast on CBC-TV.
The acting categories are studded with international stars.
Notables include Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Viggo Mortensen, Vanessa Paradis and Rachel Weisz.
Fassbender is in the best actor race for his turn as Carl Jung in “A Dangerous Method.” Rivals include Garret Dillahunt, who plays a disillusioned war vet in “Oliver Sherman”; Scott Speedman, as the notorious Canadian bank robber in “Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster”; Montreal’s Patrick Huard, who plays a frequent sperm donor in “Starbuck”; and Algeria’s Mohamed Fellag, who stars as a sensitive school teacher in “Monsieur Lazhar.”
Hollywood Reporter also has the story.