Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Anne Dorval as the recipient of the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Award for International Achievement, presented to a Canadian woman working in screen-based media for her significant and well-recognized body of work in Canada and abroad.
The award will be presented on December 2, 2014 at a sold-out gala luncheon in Toronto, hosted by Hélène Joy, star of CBC’s hit series, Murdoch Mysteries, now in its 8th season.
“We are thrilled to honour Anne Dorval’s work,” says Heather Webb, Executive Director. “She has been a force in the Quebec and international screen industry for decades, and now the world is taking note of her stunning performances in I Killed My Mother and Mommy.”
With a career spanning 25 years, Anne Dorval is well known in Quebec and Europe for her comedic roles in Quebec television series such as Le Coeur a ses raisons (winning two Gémeaux awards for Best Actress-Comedy in 2005 & 2006); and since 2008, the role of Nathalie in Les Parent (winning a Gémeaux for Best Actress-Comedy in 2010 and 2 Golden Nymph nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Monte-Carlo TV Festival in 2012 & 2013).
She has appeared in four out of five feature films directed by Xavier Dolan—I Killed My Mother (2009), Heartbeats (2010), Laurence Anyways (2012) and Mommy (2014). For her role in I Killed My Mother, she won three Best Actress awards—2010 FIPRESCI Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival; Golden Bayard Award, Namur International Festival for French-Speaking Film (Belgium); and a Jutra Award. Mommy, featuring Anne in a compelling leading role, was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize and it is Canada’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
Established in 1988, the WIFT-T Crystal Awards celebrate and promote Canadian excellence in film, television and digital screen-based media. To date, more than 120 industry leaders have been honoured with a WIFT-T Crystal Award.
WIFT-T thanks the 2014 WIFT-T Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon Presenting Partners, Deluxe Toronto, NBCUniversal and Shaw Media, and Supporting Partner, Entertainment One.
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