Ararat tops Genie nominees with nine nods

BY Editors

December 12 2002 12:00 AM ET

Atom Egoyan's Ararat, a feature film about the 1915 Armenian genocide that includes several gay characters, leads the nominees for Canada's 23rd annual Genie Awards with nine, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Genies honor the best in Canadian cinema, and will be presented February 13. Among Ararat's nominations are best picture, best original screenplay, and best supporting actor (for Elias Koteas, who plays one of the film's gay roles).