by Jane Stevenson, Sun Media, published on Sunday, February 8, 2009|
LOS ANGELES - Juno director Jason Reitman of Montreal was on hand to pick up the best compilation soundtrack album Grammy and said the win was an "enormous surprise" during the pre-telecast show in which 99 of the trophies are handed out at the Staples Centre.
"I forgot to thank the people of Canada," Reitman, son of film-maker Ivan, said backstage. "I say to you now, this award is dedicated to the people of Canada, the great people of British Columbia who provided my crew."
Reitman also praised his Canadian actors Ellen Page and Michael Cera, who sang the show-ending Moldy Peaches song, Anyone Else But You, at the end of the movie.
"It's a scary thing when you ask your actors to suddenly close a movie in song, fortunately I had Ellen and Michael who were terrific musicians and singers, they learned the song immediately," said Reitman backstage.
(Photo by Mark J. Terrill / AP Photo)