|Awarded for||Best film productions in Canada|
|Presented by||Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television|
|Related||Canadian Screen Awards|
The Genie Awards were given out annually by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to recognize the best of Canadian cinema from 1980–2012. They succeeded the Canadian Film Awards (1949–1978; also known as the "Etrog Awards," for sculptor Sorel Etrog, who designed the statuette).
Genie Award candidates were selected from submissions made by the owners of Canadian films or their representatives, based on the criteria laid out in the Genie Rules and Regulations booklet which is distributed to Academy members and industry members. Peer-group juries, assembled from volunteer members of the Academy, meet to screen the submissions and select a group of nominees. Academy members then vote on these nominations.
In 2012, the Academy announced that the Genies would merge with its sister presentation for English-language television, the Gemini Awards, to form a new award presentation known as the Canadian Screen Awards.
The Genie Awards were originally aired by CBC from 1979 to 2003, before moving to CHUM Limited's networks (Citytv, Bravo! and Star!). After CTVglobemedia purchased CHUM Limited, the Genie Awards moved to Canwest Global's E and IFC for 2008. The last two Genie Awards (2011–2012) were broadcast by the CBC.
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The following is a listing of all Genie Awards ceremonies.
Awards presented until 2012
- Best Motion Picture
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Director
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
- Best Art Direction/Production Design
- Best Costume Design
- Best Editing
- Best Overall Sound
- Best Sound Editing
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Make-Up
- Best Original Song
- Best Original Score
- Best Feature Length Documentary
- Best Short Documentary
- Best Live Action Short Drama
- Best Animated Short
- Golden Reel
Awards retired before 2012
- Best Performance by a Foreign Actor: 1980 to 1983
- Best Performance by a Foreign Actress: 1980 to 1983
- Outstanding TV Drama Under 30 Minutes: 1980 only
- Outstanding Independent Film: 1980 only
- Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Non-Feature): 1980 to 1981
- Outstanding Performance by an Actress (Non-Feature): 1980 to 1981
- Outstanding Art Direction (Non-Feature): 1980 only
- Outstanding Cinematography in a Dramatic Film (Non-Feature): 1980 only
- Outstanding Cinematography in a Documentary (Non-Feature Film): 1980 only
- Outstanding Editing in a Dramatic Film (Non-Feature): 1980 only
- Outstanding Original Music Score (Non-Feature Film): 1980 only
- Outstanding Non-Dramatic Script: 1980 only
- Outstanding Sound in a Non-Feature Film: 1980 only
Special Achievement Genie
The Special Achievement Genie is an award given irregularly to an individual or individuals in recognition of lifetime achievement or an important career milestone.
- Genie Awards profile and history Archived 2009-01-03 at the Wayback Machine at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's website
- "Canadian Screen Awards to replace Genies, Geminis". CBC News. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- Topalovich, Maria. And the Genie Goes To.... Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 2000.