9th Genie Awards

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9th Genie Awards
Date March 22, 1988
Site Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Megan Follows, Gordon Pinsent
Best Picture Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit)
Most awards Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit) (13)
Most nominations Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit) (14)

The 9th annual Genie Awards were held March 22, 1988, and honoured Canadian films released in 1987. The ceremony was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and was co-hosted by Megan Follows and Gordon Pinsent. The awards were dominated by Night Zoo (Un zoo la nuit), which won a still unmatched thirteen awards.[1] The film garnered 14 nominations overall;[2] the film's only nomination that failed to translate into a win was Gilles Maheu's nod for Best Actor, as he lost to the film's other Best Actor nominee, Roger Lebel.

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
Documentary Best Short Film
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. ^ "It was Un Zoo's night; Quebec film wins record 13 Genies". Montreal Gazette, March 23, 1988.
  2. ^ "Night Zoo thriller sets Genie record; Lauzon film wins 14 nominations". Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 1988.