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CBC: Tokyo Film Fest Announces Prize Winners

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 31, 2006 at 3:53AM

Canadian Roy Dupuis has captured the best actor prize at the 19th annual Tokyo International Film Festival for his portrayal of hockey legend Maurice Richard in the movie "The Rocket." The festival handed out its awards Sunday night, honouring the art house comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" with two trophies: best directing (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris) and best performance by an actress to its young lead, Abigail Breslin. The international jury handed the best film prize--worth $100,000 US--to the French detective spoof "OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies," starring comedian Jean Dujardin. CBC reports.
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Canadian Roy Dupuis has captured the best actor prize at the 19th annual Tokyo International Film Festival for his portrayal of hockey legend Maurice Richard in the movie "The Rocket." The festival handed out its awards Sunday night, honouring the art house comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" with two trophies: best directing (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris) and best performance by an actress to its young lead, Abigail Breslin. The international jury handed the best film prize--worth $100,000 US--to the French detective spoof "OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies," starring comedian Jean Dujardin. CBC reports.