6th Genie Awards
|6th Genie Awards|
|Date||March 21, 1985|
|Site||Metro Toronto Convention Centre|
|Hosted by||Al Waxman, Kerrie Keane|
|Best Picture||The Bay Boy|
|Most awards||The Bay Boy (6)|
|Most nominations||The Bay Boy (11)|
The 6th Genie Awards were held on March 21, 1985, to honour achievements in Canadian cinema in 1984. It was the first time the Genies were broadcast live across Canada by CBC Television, and they drew 1.9 million viewers. The event, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, was cohosted by Al Waxman and Kerrie Keane.
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. However, similar ties in a few other categories did result in six nominees being named.
Nominees and winners
|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|
|Overall Sound||Sound Editing|
|Achievement in Music: Original Score||Achievement in Music: Original Song|
- "Daniel Petrie's 'Bay Boy' harbors six Genie Awards". Montreal Gazette, March 22, 1985.
- "Bay Boy reels in 11 Genie nominations". The Globe and Mail, February 15, 1985.
- "CBC to broadcast Genies special". The Globe and Mail, March 15, 1985.
- "'Tuques' first French Golden Reel winner". Montreal Gazette, February 26, 1985.