7th Genie Awards

The 7th Genie Awards were held March 20, 1986, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to honour achievements in Canadian film in 1985. The ceremony was co-hosted by Leslie Nielsen and Catherine Mary Stewart.[3]

7th Genie Awards
DateMarch 20, 1986
SiteMetro Toronto Convention Centre
Hosted byLeslie Nielsen and Catherine Mary Stewart
Best PictureMy American Cousin
Most awardsMy American Cousin (6)[1]
Most nominationsJoshua Then and Now (12)[2]
Television coverage
NetworkCBC Television

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
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
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Screenplay Special awards


  1. ^ "My American Cousin goes home with six Genies". Ottawa Citizen, March 21, 1986.
  2. ^ "Montreal film leads Genie contenders with 12 nominations". Montreal Gazette, February 14, 1986.
  3. ^ "Genie hosts announced". Toronto Star, March 3, 1986.