6th Genie Awards

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6th Genie Awards
Date March 21, 1985
Site Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Hosted by Al Waxman, Kerrie Keane
Best Picture The Bay Boy[1]
Most awards The Bay Boy (6)[1]
Most nominations The Bay Boy (11)[2]
Television coverage
Network CBC Television[3]

The 6th Genie Awards were held on March 21, 1985, to honour achievements in Canadian cinema in 1984.[1] It was the first time the Genies were broadcast live across Canada by CBC Television,[3] and they drew 1.9 million viewers. The event, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, was cohosted by Al Waxman and Kerrie Keane.[1]

Only four films were nominated for Best Motion Picture this year; two additional films had tied in the voting for the fifth spot, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television opted to nominate only four films rather than extending the category to six nominees.[2] However, similar ties in a few other categories did result in six nominees being named.[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
Documentary Best Theatrical Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Screenplay Special awards


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Daniel Petrie's 'Bay Boy' harbors six Genie Awards". Montreal Gazette, March 22, 1985.
  2. ^ a b c "Bay Boy reels in 11 Genie nominations". The Globe and Mail, February 15, 1985.
  3. ^ a b "CBC to broadcast Genies special". The Globe and Mail, March 15, 1985.
  4. ^ "'Tuques' first French Golden Reel winner". Montreal Gazette, February 26, 1985.