French-Canadian gay drama was the big winner at the 26th Annual Genie Awards in Toronto last night, picking up an impressive ten trophies.
Jean-Marc Vallee's movie follows in the footsteps of fellow homosexual drama Brokeback Mountain, which has won a host of awards this year.
C.R.A.Z.Y. was honored with Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Michel Cote and Best Supporting Actress for Danielle Proulx.
Following in second place with three wins, Deepa Mehta's Hindi-language film Water picked up Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score and Best Actress for Seema Biswas.
Meanwhile, Atom Egoyan picked up Best Adapted Screenplay for Where The Truth Lies.
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Crowds have packed theaters in India to see a re-release of Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen, starring Seema Biswas as Phoolan Devi, the woman described as a female Robin Hood, who emerged from prison to become a prominent member of the Indian Parliament -- only to lose her life to an assasin's bullet last week. In the mid-90s, the film had become as controversial as its subject, with Indian censors demanding that numerous scenes be cut. It has not been screened in India, since 1996, when, following numerous legal appeals, it was released uncut. Reporting on the new release, Tuesday's Times of India commented that "Phoolan's death [has given] the film a new lease on life. Like they say, strange are the ways of the real and reel world."