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.


Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Best Feature Length Documentary Best Short Documentary
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Best Short Film Special awards


  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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