11th Genie Awards

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11th Genie Awards
DateMarch 20, 1990
SiteMetro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byAl Waxman, Brian Linehan
Best PictureJesus of Montreal
Most awardsJesus of Montreal (12)[1]
Television coverage

The 11th annual Genie Awards were presented March 20, 1990, and honoured Canadian films released the previous year. For the first time ever the awards were broadcast by CTV, rather than CBC.[2] Despite an extensive advertising campaign the ratings plummeted, with only half as many people watching compared to the previous year.[2] In total, an average of only 460,000 watched the awards.

The ceremony was broadcast from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.[3] The ceremony had no overall host, although actor Al Waxman introduced and concluded the ceremony and broadcaster Brian Linehan hosted segments filmed on location at various films in production.[4] The Best Picture nominees were each given a full two-minute clip during the broadcast.[3]

The awards themselves were dominated by Denys Arcand's Jesus of Montreal.[1]


Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
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
Original Score Original Song
Special awards


  1. ^ a b "Jesus swept". The Globe and Mail, March 21, 1990.
  2. ^ a b "Plummeting ratings raise tough questions". The Globe and Mail, April 6, 1990.
  3. ^ a b "Puttin' on the glitz for this year's Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 17, 1990.
  4. ^ "East meets West in battle for Genies". The Globe and Mail, February 14, 1990.
  5. ^ "Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television - Genie Award for Best Original Song". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2012-08-06.

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