19th Genie Awards

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19th Genie Awards
Date February 4, 1999
Site Living Arts Centre
Mississauga, Ontario
Hosted by Albert Schultz
Best Picture The Red Violin
Most nominations Last Night, Such a Long Journey (12)
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 19th Genie Awards were held on February 4, 1999[1] to honour Canadian films released in 1998. It marked only the second time in the 1990s, after the 16th Genie Awards in January 1996, that the awards were held in the winter of the year following the year in which eligible films were released, rather than the late fall of the same year; the awards have subsequently retained the winter scheduling since 1999.

The ceremony was held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.[2] Actor Albert Schultz hosted the ceremony.[2]

Last Night and Such a Long Journey were tied for the most nominations, with 12 nods each.[3] However, The Red Violin won the most awards, with eight wins including Best Picture.[4]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Best Feature Length Documentary Best Short Documentary
  • Blue ribbon Anita Herczeg and Brenda Longfellow, Shadow Maker: Gwendolyn MacEwen, Poet
  • Brian Nash and Elizabeth Yake, BP (Pushing the Boundaries)
  • Elizabeth Yake and Lara Fitzgerald, Remembering Memory
Best Live Action Short Drama Best Animated Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Blue ribbon Claude La Haye, Jo Caron, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Hans Peter Strobl, The Red Violin
  • Henry Embry, Steph Carrier, Lou Solakofski and Orest Sushko, Such a Long Journey
  • Darcy Kite, Peter Kelly, Steve McNamee and Todd Warren, Cube
  • Louis Kramer, Todd Beckett, Tim O'Connell and Scott Purdy, Regeneration
  • John J. Thomson, Dean Giammarco, Miguel Nunes and Paul A. Sharpe, Last Night
  • Blue ribbon David Evans, Richard Cadger, Donna Powell, Paul Shikata, Phong Tran and Clive Turner, Such a Long Journey
  • Sue Conley, Stephen Barden, Craig Henighan, John Laing, Jill Purdy and John Sievert, Cube
  • Jacqueline Cristianini, James Fonnyadt, Adam Gejdos, James Genn, Kirby Jinnah and Cam Wagner, Rupert's Land
  • Tony Currie, Paula Fairfield, Alastair Gray and John Sievert, Regeneration
  • Marcel Pothier, Jérôme Décarie, Carole Gagnon, Antoine Morin and Jacques Plante, The Red Violin
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Screenplay Special awards


  1. ^ "Roshan Seth happy about his Genie award-winning role". India Abroad, March 12, 1999.
  2. ^ a b "McKellar wins Jutra award; Schultz named host of Genies". Toronto Star, January 22, 1999.
  3. ^ "Two Films Lead Genie Pack with 12 Nominations Each". Brandon Sun, December 8, 1998.
  4. ^ "Red Violin in fine tune at Genie Awards". Toronto Star, February 5, 1999.

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