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Best Local Actor

1. Roy Dupuis
2. William Shatner
3. Jay Baruchel
4. Patrick Huard
5. Rémy Girard
6. Kiefer Sutherland (He's not even from Montreal!)
7. Derek Seguin
8. Tristan D. Lalla
9. Claude Legault
10. Adam Reid

Best Local Actress

1. Elisha Cuthbert
2. Isabelle Blais
3. Victoria Sanchez
4. Holly Gauthier-Frankel
5. Karine Vanasse
6. Alison Louder
7. Pascale Bussières
8. Jessica Paré
9. Christine Ghawi
10. Michelle Boback

Best Local Filmmaker

1. Denys Arcand
2. Kidnapper Films
3. Yung Chang
4. Ziad Touma
5. Charles Binamé
6. Sv Bell
7. Andrew Ferrar
8. Denis Villeneuve
9. Faisal Lutchmedial
10. Jean-Marc Vallée

Best Play

1. The Elusive
2. Hedda Gabler
3. Quills
4. blood[claat]
5. Blasté
6. Jehanne of the Witches
7. Houdini
8. The Vagina Monologues
9. Broue
10. I, Claudia

Best Dance Company/Choreographer

1. Édouard Lock La La La Human Steps
2. Marie Chouinard
3. 8 Count
4. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
5. Dead Doll Dancers
6. Dana Michel
7. Solid State Breakdance
8. Dave St-Pierre
9. Jack Fresno
10. Le Patin Libre

Best Spoken Word Act

1. Kalmunity
2. Catherine Kidd
3. Lydia Lockett
4. Throw Collective
5. Alexis O’Hara
6. Katalyst
7. Euphrates
8. Ian Ferrier
9. Kyra Shaughnessy
10. Fortner Anderson

Best Museum

1. Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2. Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art
3. McCord Museum
4. Pointe-à-Callière
5. Canadian Centre for Architecture
6. Redpath Museum
7. Biodôme
8. Ecomuseum
9. Insectarium
10. Montreal Science Centre

Best Gallery

1. Zeke’s
2. Galerie la Centrale
3. Le Kop Shop
4. Yves Laroche
5 . Parisian Laundry
6. Belgo Building
7. Ctrl Lab
8. Art Mûr
9. S.A.T.
10. Canadian Guild of Crafts

Best Art Exhibit

1. Cuba! Art and History From 1868 to
Today (MMFA)
2. Vik Muniz (MAC)
3. Art Matters (various locations)
4. Bruce Nauman (MAC)
5. Under Pressure
6. Yannick Pouliot (MAC)
7. Body Worlds 2 (Montreal Science Centre)
8. e-art (MMFA)
9. Geoffrey Farmer (MAC)
10. Sweet Calaveras (Yves Laroche)

Best Local Living Author

1. Leonard Cohen
2. Heather O’Neill
3. Michel Tremblay
4. Yann Martel
5. David McGimpsey
6. Joel Fishbane
7. Isabelle Gaumont
8 . Dany Laferrière
9. Louis Rastelli
10. Nelly Arcan

Best Magazine/Zine

1. Nightlife
2. Vice
3. Lickety Split
4. Urbania
5. Maisonneuve
6. Elle
7. Black Heart Magazine
8. Worn
9. Actualité
10. Dressed to Kill

Best Newspaper

1. Mirror
2. Gazette
3. La Presse
4. Le Devoir
5. Journal de Montréal
6. Voir
7. Hour
8. The Link
9. Metro
10. McGill Daily

Best Cartoonist

1. Aislin
2. Serge Chapleau
3. Theodore Radomski
4. Rick Trembles
5. Dstrbo
6. Billy Mavreas
7. Sinbad Richardson
8. Jack Dylan
9. Alex Fellows
10. Rupert Bottenberg

Best Local Blog

1. Midnight Poutine (midnightpoutine.ca)
2. Pregnant Goldfish (pregnantgoldfish.wordpress.com)
3. Montreal City Weblog (w5.montreal.com/mtlweblog/)
4. Spacing Montreal (spacingmontreal.ca)
5. Black Sheep Reviews (blacksheepreviews.blogspot.com)
6. Hastily Put Together (hastilyputtogether.com)
7. Drunken Stepfather (drunkenstepfather.com)
8. Fagstein (fagstein.com)
9. Said the Gramophone (saidthegramophone.com)
10. Invisible Cities Network (invisiblecitiesnetwork.org)

Best Local Video Game Company

1. Ubisoft Montreal
2. EA Montreal
3. A2M
4. Gameloft
5. Kokoromi

Best Fashion Designer

1. Philippe Dubuc
2. Travis Taddeo
3. Katrin Leblond
4. Lydia Lukidis
5. Dom Rebel
6. Nevik
7. Andy the Anh
8. Marie Saint-Pierre
9. Mackage
10. Mat & Nat

Best Graffiti Crew

1. Kops Crew
2. Omen
3. NME
4. Team Autobot
5. Crazy Apes
6. HYH
7. DA
8. SAKE
9. Under Pressure
10. Urban Expressions

Best Festival

1. Jazz Fest
2. Just for Laughs
3. Pop Montreal
4. Fringe Festival
5. Beerfest
6. Fantasia
7. Osheaga
8. Divers-Cité
9. FrancoFolies
10. Montreal Highlights
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