28th Genie Awards

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28th Genie Awards
Date March 3, 2008
Site Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Sandra Oh
Best Picture Away from Her
Most awards Away from Her, Eastern Promises
Most nominations Eastern Promises, Shake Hands with the Devil
Television coverage
Network E!

The 28th Genie Awards were held on March 3, 2008 to honour films released in 2007. The ceremony was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The show was broadcast on E! and Independent Film Channel and hosted by Sandra Oh.


The nominations for 2008 faced some controversy when director Jason Reitman issued a statement expressing his disappointment that the hit film Juno, which had a Canadian director, Canadian stars (Ellen Page and Michael Cera) and a Canadian crew, and was filmed in Canada, did not qualify for a nomination. Sara Morton, the head of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, issued a statement indicating that the film — which was produced by an American film studio — had not been submitted for Genie Award consideration.[1]

Top nominations[edit]

  • Eastern Promises and Shake Hands with the Devil - 12
  • Away from Her - 7
  • The Tracey Fragments - 6
  • Continental, A Film without Guns and Silk - 5
  • Days of Darkness - 4


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 Live Action Short Drama Best Animated Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Blue ribbon Wayne Griffin, Rob Bertola, Tony Currie, Goro Koyama and Michael O'Farrell, Eastern Promises
  • Martin Pinsonnault, Pierre-Jules Audet, Michelle Cloutier, Simon Meilleur and Louis Molinas, Nitro
  • Marie-Claude Gagné, Diane Boucher, Guy Francoeur, Claire Pochon and Jean-Philippe Savard, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
  • Marcel Pothier, Guy Francoeur, Antoine Morin, Guy Pelletier and François B. Senneville, Shake Hands With the Devil
  • Steve Munro, Paul Shikata, John Sievert and David Drainie Taylor, The Tracey Fragments
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Documentary Special awards



  1. ^ "Reitman's film Juno never applied for Genie Awards", cbc.ca, February 29, 2008.
  2. ^ "2008 Genie Nominees". Toronto Star. 2008-01-28. Archived from the original on 30 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Eastern Promises and Shake hands With The Devil Lead in 2008 Genie Award Nominations" (PDF). Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 2008-01-28. p. 4. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Polley's Away From Her triumphs at Genie Awards". CBC Arts. 2008-03-04. Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 

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