On Nov. 14, 2023, Québec Cinéma revealed the list of nominees for the 2023 Iris Awards. Twelve SOCAN member screen composers are finalists in the Best Original Score and Best Original Score – Documentary categories.

The 2023 nominees for Best Original Score are:

  • Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux and Mathieu Charbonneau, for Viking – Publishers: Bravo Musique Éditions inc. / Meloscope
  • Daniel Bélanger, for Confessions – Publishers: Christian Larouche Marketing / Achille Cassel Édition
  • Dominique Plante, for Les chambres rouges
  • Martin Léon, for Tu te souviendras de moi – Publisher: Christian Larouche Marketing
  • Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool, and Alexis Martin, for Arsenault et Fils – Publisher: Idea3 inc.

The nominees for Best Original Score – Documentary are:

  • Delphine Measroch, for Humus
  • Gervaise, for Gabor
  • Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, for Au-delà des hautes vallées
  • Olivier Alary and Johannes Malfatti, for Twice Colonized
  • Walker Grimshaw, for Dear Audrey – Publisher: Cineclef Publishing

Stéphane Lafleur’s film Viking is the most honoured, with a total of 18 nominations. Other films dominating the tally include Monia Chokri’s Babysitter, with 14 nominations; Pascal Plante’s Les chambres rouges with 13 nods; Francis Leclerc’s Le plongeur with 12 of them; and Rafaël Ouellet’s Arsenault et fils, which is up for eight Iris Awards.

The 25th edition of the Gala Québec Cinéma will be broadcast live on Noovo and noovo.ca on Dec. 10, 2023. The Gala Artisans, where the musical awards will be presented, will be held on Dec. 7, 2023, at Studio TD in Montréal, and will be hosted by Fabiola Nyrva Aladin.

For the full list of nominees, access the Gala Québec Cinéma website. Congratulations and Good Luck to the nominees!