Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge’s impromptu speechSunday evening, during the Gémeaux awards gala, continues to be the talk of the town.
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In a totally unanticipated moment, the comedian and host burst onto the stage for a tirade about the provincial elections and the Gemini Academy, a speech that still spilled ink the day after the night.
However, when he took the stage, the host of the evening, Veronique Cloutierwas about to give in Lea Clermont-Dion and Ingrid Cliff, on hand to present an award. The two women are very involved in the documentary film world and are both behind projects that aim to make things happen.
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So, the day after the gala, Léa Clermont-Dion took the floor to denounce Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge’s intervention, not because of his remarks but because of the time the host had taken Masked Singers cast a shadow over the duo’s presentation, which wanted to highlight the work of local documentary filmmakers.
Here’s what she had to say:
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“Last night, during the Gémeaux Awards TV Gala, superbly moderated by Véronique Cloutier, a moment was dedicated to the presentation of the documentaries acclaimed by the Academy. Ingrid Falaise and I had the great honor of speaking. Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge took the personal and impromptu initiative of interrupting our segment to speak. I respect the debate, but I found it a shame because we FINALLY highlighted the tremendous work of shadow documentarians who are making a real impact on Quebec society. During this three-minute break, here are some documentary productions that should be celebrated. Basically, I want to highlight them today. Congratulations to the winners! You are doing incredibly valuable work. »
She then listed the productions that, if given the time, would have been celebrated:
“BEST DOCUMENTARY SHOW: SOCIÉTÉ
ALONE – Marie-Pierre Corriveau, Karine Dubois (Picbois Productions)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES: SOCIETY
THE HUNT – Manual Légaré, Guillaume Lespérance (A Media)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHOW OR SERIES: HISTORY, POLITICS AND ECONOMY
L’ESCROC: THE NORBURG AFFAIR – Marleen Beaulieu, Josée Comtois, Marie-Elaine Nadeau, Marie-Christine Pouliot, Richard Speer (Attraction)
BEST SHOW OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES: BIOGRAPHY OR PORTRAIT
A WOMAN, MY MOTHER – Claude Demers (The Others’ Films)
BEST SHOW OR DOCUMENTARY SERIES: ARTS AND CULTURE
SYMPHONIC WOMEN – Catherine Landry, Brigitte Lemonde, Corine Trudel (Zone3)
BEST DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE: SOCIETY, HISTORY, POLITICS AND ECONOMY – PROGRAM
Paul Tom – ALONE (Picbois Productions)
BEST DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE: SOCIETY, HISTORY, POLITICS AND ECONOMY – SERIES
André St-Pierre – THE HUNT “Episode 1 – Money, Jewelry” (A Media)
BEST DOCUMENTARY ACHIEVEMENT: BIOGRAPHY OR PORTRAIT, ARTS AND CULTURE,
Guylaine Maroist, Eric Ruel – JUKEBOX: AN AMERICAN DREAM MADE IN QUEBEC (La Ruelle Films)
BEST DOCUMENTARY PERFORMANCE: BIOGRAPHY OR PORTRAIT, ART AND CULTURE, HEALTH, NATURE, SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT – SERIES
Arnaud Bouquet, Caroline Côté – THE LAST GLACIER “Episode 5” (Toast Media)
BEST PERFORMANCE: OBSERVING DOCUMENTARY SHOW OR SERIES
Mélissa Beaudet – CHSLD – ON THE FRONT “Episode 8 – Die” (Sphère Média)”
In comments, people praised Léa Clermont-Dion’s status and thanked her for taking the time to recognize and name these people’s work.
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