2nd Genie Awards

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2nd Genie Awards
Date March 12, 1981
Site Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
Hosted by Brian Linehan
Best Picture Good Riddance (Les bons débarras)
Most awards Good Riddance (Les bons débarras) (8)
Most nominations Good Riddance (Les bons débarras), Tribute
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 2nd Genie Awards were held March 12, 1981, honouring Canadian films released the previous year.[1] The ceremony was held at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and was hosted by Brian Linehan.[2] The most notable sight of the evening was Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau escorting starlet Kim Cattrall;[2] the moment received renewed media attention in March 2016, when the American newsmagazine 60 Minutes, in a profile of Justin Trudeau, ran a photo of the appearance while misidentifying Cattrall as Margaret Trudeau.[3]

The films Good Riddance (Les bons débarras) and Tribute tied for the most nominations overall.[1] Good Riddance won most of the major awards, including Best Picture.[2]

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
Foreign Actor Foreign Actress
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Best Theatrical Short
Art Direction Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Sound Sound Editing
Best Musical Score Special Awards


  1. ^ a b Jay Scott, "Genie nominations released". The Globe and Mail, February 10, 1981.
  2. ^ a b c Jay Scott, "Les Bons débarras sweeps the Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 13, 1981.
  3. ^ "60 Minutes mixes up Margaret Trudeau and Kim Cattrall". Toronto Star, March 6, 2016.

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