12th Genie Awards

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12th Genie Awards
Date November 26, 1991
Site Pantages Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
Host Leslie Nielsen
Best Picture Black Robe
Most awards Black Robe (6)
Most nominations Black Robe (10)
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 12th Genie Awards were held on November 26, 1991, and honoured Canadian films released in 1990 and 1991.[1] The awards were moved from their previous March date after the disastrous ratings of the previous awards. The format was also changed and the eligible voters reduced to 130; in addition, because of the change of scheduling, the awards covered a longer eligibility period and a larger number of eligible films than any previous Genie Award ceremony.[1]

The ceremony was hosted by Leslie Nielsen, and was held at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto.[1] They were dominated by the Canadian/Australian co-production Black Robe, which was nominated for ten awards[2] and won six.

Best motion picture[edit]

Winner: Black Robe, Robert Lantos, Sue Milliken, and Stéphane Reichel

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Best actor[edit]

Winner: Rémy Girard, Amoureux fou

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Best actress[edit]

Winner: Pascale Montpetit, H

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Best supporting actor[edit]

Winner: August Schellenberg, Black Robe

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Best supporting actress[edit]

Winner: Danielle Proulx, Amoureux fou

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Best direction[edit]

Winner: Bruce Beresford, Black Robe

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Original screenplay[edit]

Winner: Eugene Lipinski and Paul Quarrington, Perfectly Normal

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Adapted screenplay[edit]

Winner: Brian Moore, Black Robe

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Winner: Peter James, Black Robe

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Art direction[edit]

Winner: Gavin Mitchell and Herbert Pinter, Black Robe

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Costume design[edit]

Winner: Olga Dimitrov, Bethune: The Making of a Hero

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Winner: Garrell Clark and Paul A. Sharpe, Angel Square

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Film editing[edit]

Winner: David Wilson, The Company of Strangers

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Sound editing[edit]

Winner: Alison Grace, Gael MacLean, Anne Bakker, Debra Rurak, and Cal Shumiatcher, Angel Square

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Musical score[edit]

Winner: Jean Corriveau, La Demoiselle sauvage

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Short film[edit]

Winner: Saeed, Mehra Meh

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Short documentary[edit]

Winner: The Colours of My Father: A Portrait of Sam Borenstein, Richard Elson and Sally Bochner

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Feature documentary[edit]

Winner: The Famine Within, Katherine Gilday

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  1. ^ a b c "Genies undergo changes". The Globe and Mail, November 26, 1991.
  2. ^ "Black Robe leads race for Genies". The Globe and Mail, October 10, 1991.

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