12th Genie Awards

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12th Genie Awards
Date November 26, 1991
Site Pantages Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Leslie Nielsen
Best Picture Black Robe
Most awards Black Robe (6)
Most nominations Black Robe (10)
Television coverage
Network CBC Television

The 12th Genie Awards were held on November 26, 1991, and honoured Canadian films released in 1990 and 1991.[1] The awards were moved from their previous March date after the disastrous ratings of the previous awards. The format was also changed and the eligible voters reduced to 130; in addition, because of the change of scheduling, the awards covered a longer eligibility period and a larger number of eligible films than any previous Genie Award ceremony.[1]

The ceremony was hosted by Leslie Nielsen, and was held at the Pantages Theatre in Toronto.[1] They were dominated by the Canadian/Australian co-production Black Robe, which was nominated for ten awards[2] and won six.


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
  • Blue ribbon The Famine Within, Katherine Gilday
  • Au chic resto pop, Éric Michel
  • The Falls, Michael McMahon and Brian Dennis
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Blue ribbon Alison Grace, Gael MacLean, Anne Bakker, Debra Rurak, and Cal Shumiatcher, Angel Square
  • Terry Burke, Jim Hopkins, Tony Currie, Charles Bowers, and Ellen Adams, Beautiful Dreamers
  • Gudrun Christian, Andy Malcolm, Michelle Cooke, Abby Jack Neidik, and Diane Le Floch, Falling Over Backwards
  • Jérôme Décarie, Marcel Pothier, Antoine Morin, and Diane Boucher, Moody Beach
  • Gael MacLean, Alison Grace, Mike Keeping, Ingrid Rosen, and Anke Bakker, Showdown at Williams Creek
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Best Short Film Special awards
  • Blue ribbon Saeed, Mehra Meh
  • Edsville, James O'Regan
  • Man Descending, Raymond Lorenz and Neil Grieve
  • La Nuit du visiteur, René Gueissaz
  • The Star Turn, Donald Booth


  1. ^ a b c "Genies undergo changes". The Globe and Mail, November 26, 1991.
  2. ^ "Black Robe leads race for Genies". The Globe and Mail, October 10, 1991.

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