So did you tune in to the Academy Awards? If you did, then a) you’re one of about 4.5 million Canadians who did, according to a CTV media release. That makes last night’s broadcast the most-watched program of the year, ahead of the Super Bowl and the World Junior Hockey Championship, Gold Medal Game. “Nearly one in three Canadians (10.7 million) watched some, or all of, the broadcast,” according to CTV.
And it also means b) you’re probably nurturing a crush on Hugh Jackman. The song-and-dance man killed last night, and proved that age old show biz adage, If you build it, they will come.
If haven’t had your fill of award-winning movies - and how could that be possible? - tune in tomorrow night when Super Channel and SuperU.ca present a showcase of winning Canadian films. The flicks are all winners from SuperU.ca’s ongoing contest series.
“We’re thrilled to offer our own mini Oscar-type showcase,” says Clare Hodge, Super U’s creative Manager and Vancouver producer of last-year’s indie darling Love and Other Dilemmas.
“SuperU.ca is a place for stories from across Canada in French and English. Our filmmakers will tell you it is a chance at serious prize money, a broadcast on Super Channel and, then of course, to boast to all your friends and colleagues. Our viewers love the comedy, drama and documentary they see on the site. We hope all our winners will host gatherings and toast to their success while watching their films on Canada’s national pay television network.”
Check SuperU.ca for the 411.
And if you haven’t had your fill of Joaquin Phoenix jokes – and how could that be possible – check out this video from Independent Spirit Awards.
Joaquin Phoenix, 2001, 2006, nominee for Academy Award.
Joaquin Phoenix, 2009, nominee for best butt of Awards' season jokes ...