For the past five days, a team of over 200 has toiled over every detail of tonight’s Genie Awards.
“Amendments have to be made to the stage, the lighting, making sure that all the cameras are
in the right places and are going to work seamlessly, so there’s a lot of preparation that goes into the show,” said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.
More behind-the-scenes preparations have also been taking place at Sublime Hair Studio in
Ottawa which is finalizing preparations today for styling the hair of stars from movies such as
Incendies and Barney’s Version.
“Right now it’s quite a frenzy because we’ve got a collection of looks for red carpet that we’ve put together,” said Sonia Mirchandani, owner of Sublime.
Top-notch Montreal hair- stylist, Alain Larivée, has partnered with Mirchandani this year to style Canada’s favourite celebs’ hair at The Arc Hotel before the red carpet show kicks off at the NAC.
Mirchandani is looking forward to styling Juno-award winner Serena Ryder’s hair, while Larivée has his heart set on this year’s host, William Shatner.
“The day styling is done at the Arc Hotel. We have a studio set up for the day for the red carpet stuff, and then all the finishing stuff is done back stage (at the NAC),” said Larivée.