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Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge accused of penalizing documentaries

Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge accused of penalizing documentaries
Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge accused of penalizing documentaries

It was ultimately the documentarians who suffered from the improvised intervention of a spontaneous Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge at the Gala des prix Gémeaux, broadcast live on Sunday evening, according to author Léa Clermont-Dion. The one we were able to follow in the documentaries You just have to complain and Hail Bitch – Misogyny in the Digital Age apologized on her Facebook page on Monday morning.

According to its publication, the documentaries celebrated by the Academy could not be highlighted as they should be given that the segment devoted to Léa Clermont-Dion and Ingrid Falaise (Woman I kill you) was cut short due to Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, who took the personal initiative to interrupt the ceremony to give an impromptu three-minute speech.

“I respect the debate, but I found it a shame because we were FINALLY highlighting the tremendous work of shadow documentarians having a real impact in Quebec society,” wrote Léa Clermont-Dion on social networks.

Léa Clermont-Dion on the red carpet of the Gémeaux Awards Gala / Photo: Paméla Lajeunesse

She made a point of mentioning some documentary productions which were named in the Gala of the industry and which should have shone during the segment which was dedicated to them on Sunday evening.

It’s about the movies Alone by Marie-Pierre Corriveau and Karine Dubois (Picbois Productions), The persuit by Manuelle Légaré and Guillaume Lespérance (A Media), The crook: the Norbourg affair by Marleen Beaulieu, Josée Comtois, Marie-Elaine Nadeau, Marie-Christine Pouliot and Richard Speer (Attraction), A woman, my mother by Claude Demers (Films of the Other), Symphonic women by Catherine Landry, Brigitte Lemonde and Corine Trudel (Zone3), Jukebox: an American dream made in Quebec by Guylaine Maroist and Éric Ruel (La Ruelle Films), The last glacier (episode 5) by Arnaud Bouquet and Caroline Côté (Toast Media) as well as CHSLD – at the front (episode 8: Die) by Mélissa Beaudet (Sphere Media).

A disturbing intervention

Remember that Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge went on stage without warning, asked the host of the evening, Véronique Cloutier, for a microphone, and launched: “If you start your gala by saying: “I want a scandal”, you need me.”

He then urged Quebecers to vote on October 3 by saying, “We are all influencers.” Then his speech took on the appearance of settling scores. A moment that elicited mixed reactions on social networks.

Véronique Cloutier herself confirmed during the post-gala that the intervention of the actor was not planned and that the latter had even turned the rest of the ceremony upside down. The host, however, said that the event had not destabilized her, implying that she had seen others.

If no other details have been revealed on the impact of the intervention, we know that Jean-Philippe Wauthier had to go on stage “unexpectedly” later in the evening to present a price replacing another nobody.

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