7th Genie Awards

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7th Genie Awards
Date March 20, 1986
Site Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Host Leslie Nielsen and Catherine Mary Stewart
Best Picture My American Cousin
Most awards My American Cousin (6)[1]
Most nominations Joshua Then and Now (12)[2]
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 7th Genie Awards were held March 20, 1986 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to honour achievements in Canadian film in 1985. The ceremony was co-hosted by Leslie Nielsen and Catherine Mary Stewart.[3]

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
Best Feature Length Documentary Best Short Documentary
Best Live Action Short Drama Best Animated 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. ^ "My American Cousin goes home with six Genies". Ottawa Citizen, March 21, 1986.
  2. ^ "Montreal film leads Genie contenders with 12 nominations". Montreal Gazette, February 14, 1986.
  3. ^ "Genie hosts announced". Toronto Star, March 3, 1986.