8th Genie Awards

The 8th Annual Genie Awards were held on March 18, 1987 to honour Canadian films made the previous year.[1]

8th Genie Awards
DateMarch 18, 1987
SiteMetro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byHelen Shaver
Linda Sorensen
Jean LeClerc
Best PictureThe Decline of the American Empire
Most awardsThe Decline of the American Empire
Most nominationsThe Decline of the American Empire
Television coverage
NetworkCBC Television

The awards were dominated by Denys Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain). The show was again held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and co-hosted by Helen Shaver, Linda Sorensen and Jean LeClerc.

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
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
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
Documentary Special Awards


  1. ^ Greg Quill, "Decline rises to top Genie nominations". Toronto Star, February 5, 1987.