5th Genie Awards

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5th Genie Awards
Date March 21, 1984
Site Royal Alexandra Theatre
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Louis Del Grande
Best Picture The Terry Fox Story
Most awards The Terry Fox Story (5)
Most nominations Maria Chapdelaine (11)
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 5th Genie Awards were presented on March 21, 1984, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.[1] The awards ceremony was hosted by Louis Del Grande.[1]


The nominations were announced on February 9, 1984.[2] Maria Chapdelaine led with 11 nominations overall.[2] However, the nominations were criticized for the fact that three of the five nominees for Best Picture, Maria Chapdelaine, The Terry Fox Story and The Wars, failed to garner Best Director nominations for their directors.[2]


The ceremony was most noted for the participation of Pierre Trudeau, the incumbent Prime Minister of Canada, as presenter of the award for Best Picture.[1] The Globe and Mail film critic Jay Scott criticized his inclusion, writing "Why did he agree to participate in this thing? In the closing moments of his stewardship has he developed an uncontrollable urge to know what it's like to be Ronald Reagan?"[1]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Screenplay Documentary
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
Achievement in Music: Original Score Theatrical Short
Special Awards


  1. ^ a b c d Jay Scott, "Terry Fox Story wins best picture Genie". The Globe and Mail, March 22, 1984.
  2. ^ a b c "11 nominations for Chapdelaine in Genie race". The Globe and Mail, February 10, 1984.