Gala Les Olivier: Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais at the top of the nominations
Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais, known in particular for his solo show Jokes Chapeau Maman Magie Piano, his opening of the two most recent Bye bye and his many sketches, garnered four nominations for the 23rd Gala Les Olivier.
The young comedian is cited in the categories Olivier of the year, Discovery of the year, Comedy act of the year (Y'a personne) and Capsule or humorous web sketch of the year (Mom writes).
Silvi Tourigny follows closely with three nominations, including two for his capsule Christmas in Carole-finement and another for his number Vasectomy.
Arnaud Soly, Simon Delisle and Jo Cormier also stand out with two nominations each.
Ten comedians compete for the prestigious Olivier of the year: Rita Baga, Sam Breton, Mathieu Dufour, Katherine Levac, Mariana Mazza, Christine Morency, François Morency, Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais, Arnaud Soly and Rosalie Vaillancourt.
Note that all the comedians nominated in the Discovery of the Year category are men. They are Pascal Cameron, Simon Delisle, Matthieu Pepper, Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais and Richardson Zéphir.
As for the prizes awarded to humorous series, Les beaux malaises, Les Appendices: Back after the break, Téodore pas de H and Top Dogs: Double Double Agents stand out with two nominations each.
Sixteen prizes will be awarded in all on the 20 next March. Like last year, given the prolonged closure of performance halls, the categories reserved for stage performances have been abolished.
The Les Olivier Gala will be presented on ICI Télé. For a second consecutive year, François Bellefeuille will be hosting.