4th Genie Awards

The 4th annual Genie Awards were held March 23, 1983, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The ceremony was hosted by comedian Dave Thomas.[1]

4th Genie Awards
DateMarch 23, 1983
SiteRoyal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byDave Thomas
Best PictureThe Grey Fox
Most awardsThe Grey Fox (7)
Most nominationsThe Grey Fox (13)

The Grey Fox was the event's big winner, with seven awards including Best Picture.[2] The film also topped the overall nomination count, with 13 nominations.[3]

In the category for best adapted screenplay, the award to Richard Paluck and Robert Guza Jr. for Melanie was later rescinded, as the short story on which the screenplay was based had not been previously published.[4]

Nominees and winnersEdit

Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Foreign Actor Foreign Actress
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Best Theatrical Short
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  •   Don White, Kenneth Heeley-Ray, Joe Grimaldi, Claude Hazanavicius and Austin Grimaldi, Quest for Fire
  • Joe Grimaldi, Rob Young and Austin Grimaldi, The Grey Fox
  • Rod Haykin, David Appleby and Don White, Harry Tracy, Desperado
  • Bryan Day, Paul Coombe, Allen Ormerod and Jack Heeren, Threshold
  • Serge Beauchemin, David Appleby, Terry Burke and Dino Pigat, A Day in a Taxi (Une journée en taxi)
  •   Martin Ashbee, Kenneth Heeley-Ray, Kevin Ward and David Evans, Quest for Fire
  • Rod Crawley, Tony Currie, Peter Thilaye and Bruce Nyznik, The Grey Fox
  • Bruce Carwardine, Brian French, Glen Gauthier, Tim Roberts and Brian Rosen, Harry Tracy, Desperado
  • Wayne Griffin and Dennis Drummond, Melanie
  • Bruce Nyznik, Sharon Lackie and Tony Currie, Threshold
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Special Awards


  1. ^ "Thomas goes genteel for Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 19, 1983.
  2. ^ "Grey Fox runaway winner with 7 Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 24, 1983.
  3. ^ Jay Scott, "Top Genie prospects for Bill Miner movie". The Globe and Mail, February 10, 1983.
  4. ^ a b "Melanie adaptation Genie returned". Cinema Canada, No. 96 (May 1983). p. 12.

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