30th Genie Awards

The 30th Genie Awards were presented on April 12, 2010 to honour films released in 2009.[1] Nominations were announced on March 1, 2010.[2]

30th Genie Awards
DateApril 12, 2010
SiteGuvernment/Kool Haus Entertainment Complex, Toronto, Ontario
Best PicturePolytechnique
Most awardsPolytechnique (9)
Most nominationsPolytechnique (11)
Television coverage
NetworkIndependent Film Channel, CBC.ca, The Movie Network (delayed broadcast) and Movie Central (delayed broadcast)


Despite having won three awards at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and having been selected as Canada's submission for Best Foreign Language film at the 82nd Academy Awards,[3] Xavier Dolan's film I Killed My Mother (J'ai tué ma mère) was virtually absent from the ceremony, winning the Claude Jutra Award for best film by a first-time director but garnering no other nominations in any category at all. Both Kevin Tierney, vice-chairman of cinema for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and Martha Burns, the winner of the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress, openly criticized the shutout, with Tierney likening it to "being sent to the kiddie table".[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 Short Documentary
Best Live Action Short Drama Best Animated Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  •   Claude Beaugrand, Guy Francoeur, Carole Gagnon and Christian Rivest, Polytechnique
  • Pierre-Jules Audet, Michelle Cloutier, Jacques Plante, Jean-François Sauvé, Nicolas Gagnon, The Master Key (Grande Ourse: La Clé des possibles)
  • Mathieu Beaudin, Jérôme Décarie and Jacques Plante, 5150 Elm's Way (5150, rue des ormes)
  • Garrett Kerr, Fred Brennan, Paul Germann, Steve Hammond and Mishann Lau, Nurse.Fighter.Boy
  • Olivier Calvert, Natalie Fleurant, Francine Poirier and Lise Wedlock, Babine
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Achievement in Makeup Special awards


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