Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presents an annual award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role to the best performance by a supporting actress in a Canadian film. The award was first presented in 1970 by the Canadian Film Awards, and was presented annually until 1978 with the exception of 1974 due to the cancellation of the awards that year.

From 1980 until 2012, the award was presented as part of the Genie Awards ceremony; since 2013, it has been presented as part of the new Canadian Screen Awards.


Year Nominee Film
22nd Canadian Film Awards
Fernande Giroux Red
23rd Canadian Film Awards
Olivette Thibault Mon oncle Antoine
24th Canadian Film Awards
Doris Petrie Wedding in White
25th Canadian Film Awards
Camille Bernard Kamouraska
No award presented
26th Canadian Film Awards
Lila Kedrova Eliza's Horoscope
27th Canadian Film Awards
Tedde Moore Second Wind
28th Canadian Film Awards
Carole Lazare One Man
29th Canadian Film Awards
Marilyn Lightstone In Praise of Older Women
Lynne Cavannagh Three Card Monte
Monique Mercure The Third Walker
Alberta Watson In Praise of Older Women


Year Nominee Film
1st Genie Awards
Geneviève Bujold Murder by Decree
Helen Burns The Changeling
Patricia Collins Summer's Children
Barbara Gordon Wild Horse Hank
Frances Hyland The Changeling
2nd Genie Awards
Kate Reid Atlantic City
Colleen Dewhurst Tribute
Gale Garnett Tribute
Frances Hyland The Hounds of Notre Dame
Micheline Lanctôt The Coffin Affair (L'Affaire Coffin)
3rd Genie Awards
Denise Filiatrault The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)
Juliette Huot The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)
Chapelle Jaffe The Amateur
Anne Létourneau The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)
Dixie Seatle Ticket to Heaven
4th Genie Awards
Jackie Burroughs The Grey Fox
Geneviève Brassard Sweet Lies and Loving Oaths (Doux aveux)
Clare Coulter By Design
Patricia Nolin Beyond Forty (La Quarantaine)
Trudy Young Melanie
5th Genie Awards
Jackie Burroughs The Wars
Amulette Garneau Maria Chapdelaine
Elva Mai Hoover The Terry Fox Story
Tedde Moore A Christmas Story
Linda Sorgini The Tin Flute (Bonheur d'occasion)
6th Genie Awards
Linda Sorenson Draw!
Jackie Burroughs The Surrogate
Barbara Law Bedroom Eyes
Elizabeth Leigh-Milne Walls
Jane McKinnon The Bay Boy
Leah Pinsent The Bay Boy
7th Genie Awards
Linda Sorenson Joshua Then and Now
Lally Cadeau Separate Vacations
Barbara Gordon Overnight
Fernanda Tavares 90 Days
8th Genie Awards
Louise Portal The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain)
Lucie Laurier Anne Trister
Andrée Pelletier Bach and Broccoli (Bach et Bottine)
Geneviève Rioux The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain)
Marie Tifo In the Shadow of the Wind (Les Fous de Bassan)
9th Genie Awards
Paule Baillargeon I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Jayne Eastwood Night Friend
Fran Gebhard Blue City Slammers
Ann-Marie MacDonald I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Maruska Stankova Dreams Beyond Memory
10th Genie Awards
Colleen Dewhurst Obsessed
Janet-Laine Green Cowboys Don't Cry
Helen Hughes Martha, Ruth and Edie
Miou-Miou The Revolving Doors (Les Portes tournantes)
Susan Douglas Rubeš The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick


Year Nominee Film
11th Genie Awards
Robyn Stevan Bye Bye Blues
Pauline Martin Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal)
Johanne-Marie Tremblay Jesus of Montreal (Jésus de Montréal)
12th Genie Awards
Danielle Proulx Love Crazy (Amoureux fou)
Winifred Holden The Company of Strangers
Sandrine Holt Black Robe
Ofelia Medina Diplomatic Immunity
Catherine Roche The Company of Strangers
13th Genie Awards
Monique Mercure Naked Lunch
Krista Bridges The Shower
Judy Davis On My Own
Tracey Moore Defy Gravity
Johanne Marie Tremblay La Sarrasine
14th Genie Awards
Nicola Cavendish The Grocer's Wife
Brigitte Bako I Love a Man in Uniform
Céline Bonnier Tectonic Plates
Sylvie Drapeau The Sex of the Stars (Le Sexe des étoiles)
Charlene Fernetz Harmony Cats
Kate Hennig Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
15th Genie Awards
Martha Henry Mustard Bath
Wanda Cannon For the Moment
Mia Kirshner Love and Human Remains
Johanne McKay My Friend Max (Mon amie Max)
Joanne Vannicola Love and Human Remains
16th Genie Awards
Kate Nelligan Margaret's Museum
Anne-Marie Cadieux The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)
Rachael Crawford Rude
Marie Gignac The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)
Pascale Montpetit Eclipse
17th Genie Awards
Martha Burns Long Day's Journey into Night
Marie-Andrée Corneille Mistaken Identity (Erreur sur la personne)
Josée Deschênes Polygraph (Le Polygraphe)
Maria de Medeiros Polygraph (Le Polygraphe)
Manon Miclette Love Me, Love Me Not (J'aime, j'aime pas)
18th Genie Awards
Seana McKenna The Hanging Garden
France Castel Karmina
France Castel The Countess of Baton Rouge (La Comtesse de Bâton Rouge)
Kerry Fox The Hanging Garden
Joan Orenstein The Hanging Garden
19th Genie Awards
Monique Mercure Conquest
Geneviève Bujold Last Night
Rachael Crawford Pale Saints
Anna Henry The Fishing Trip
Roberta Maxwell Last Night
20th Genie Awards
Catherine O'Hara The Life Before This
Suzanne Champagne Winter Stories (Histoires d'hiver)
Deborah Kara Unger Sunshine
Rachel Weisz Sunshine
Kathryn Zenna Jack and Jill


Year Nominee Film
21st Genie Awards
Helen Shaver We All Fall Down
Annick Bergeron Pandora's Beauty (La Beauté de Pandore)
Céline Bonnier The Orphan Muses (Les Muses orphelines)
Stacy Smith New Waterford Girl
Mary Walsh New Waterford Girl
Barbara Williams Love Come Down
22nd Genie Awards
Molly Parker Last Wedding
Marya Delver Last Wedding
Mimi Kuzyk Lost and Delirious
Brenda Fricker The War Bride
Molly Parker The War Bride
23rd Genie Awards
Pascale Montpetit Savage Messiah
Brigitte Bako Saint Monica
Moushmi Chatterji Bollywood/Hollywood
Rachel McAdams Perfect Pie
Dina Pathak Bollywood/Hollywood
24th Genie Awards
Marie-Josée Croze The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares)
Olympia Dukakis The Event
Emily Hampshire A Problem with Fear
Meredith McGeachie Punch
Annabella Piugattuk The Snow Walker
25th Genie Awards
Jennifer Jason Leigh Childstar
Juliette Gosselin Battle of the Brave (Nouvelle-France)
Sylvie Moreau Love and Magnets (Les Aimants)
Ellen Page Wilby Wonderful
Susana Salazar A Silent Love
26th Genie Awards
Danielle Proulx C.R.A.Z.Y.
Babz Chula Seven Times Lucky
Suzanne Clément Audition (L'Audition)
Marianne Fortier Aurore
Micheline Lanctôt Familia
27th Genie Awards
Carrie-Anne Moss Snow Cake
Caroline Dhavernas Niagara Motel
Marie Gignac The Secret Life of Happy People (La Vie secrète des gens heureux)
Emily Hampshire Snow Cake
Vivian Wu Eve and the Fire Horse
28th Genie Awards[1]
Kristen Thomson Away from Her
Marie-Ginette Guay Continental, a Film Without Guns (Continental, un film sans fusil)
Laurence Leboeuf My Daughter, My Angel (Ma fille mon ange)
Véronique Le Flaguais Surviving My Mother (Comment survivre à sa mère)
Fanny Mallette Continental, a Film Without Guns (Continental, un film sans fusil)
29th Genie Awards
Kristin Booth Young People Fucking
Céline Bonnier Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est chez le coiffeur)
Éveline Gélinas The Necessities of Life (Ce qu'il faut pour vivre)
Anie Pascale Everything Is Fine (Tout est parfait)
Rosamund Pike Fugitive Pieces
30th Genie Awards
Martha Burns Love and Savagery
Liane Balaban One Week
Marie Brassard Heat Wave (Les grandes chaleurs)
Isabel Richer Babine
Sonia Vachon 5150 Elm's Way (5150, rue des ormes)


Year Film Filmmakers
31st Genie Awards
Minnie Driver Barney's Version
Sonja Bennett Cole
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé Heartbeats (Les Amours imaginaires)
Terra Hazelton FUBAR 2
Mary Walsh Crackie
32nd Genie Awards
Sophie Nélisse Monsieur Lazhar
Roxana Condurache The Whistleblower
Hélène Florent Café de Flore
Julie LeBreton Starbuck
Charlotte Sullivan Citizen Gangster
1st Canadian Screen Awards
Seema Biswas Midnight's Children
Fefe Dobson Home Again
Alice Morel-Michaud The Pee-Wee 3D: The Winter That Changed My Life (Les Pee-Wee 3D)
Gabrielle Miller Moving Day
Sabrina Ouazani Inch'Allah
2nd Canadian Screen Awards
Sarah Gadon Enemy
Florence Blain Mbaye Another House (L'autre maison)
Évelyne Brochu Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)
Mackenzie Davis The F Word
Jennifer Podemski Empire of Dirt
3rd Canadian Screen Awards
Suzanne Clément Mommy
Sandrine Bisson 1987
Gil Hae-yeon In Her Place
Catherine St-Laurent Tu dors Nicole
Mia Wasikowska Maps to the Stars
4th Canadian Screen Awards
Joan Allen Room
Cynthia Ashperger The Waiting Room
Christine Beaulieu The Mirage (Le Mirage)
Balinder Johal Beeba Boys
Mylène Mackay Endorphine
5th Canadian Screen Awards
Molly Parker Weirdos
Nathalie Baye It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)
Kwena Bellemare-Boivin Before the Streets (Avant les rues)
Sherri Shepherd Jean of the Joneses
Gabrielle Tremblay Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau)
6th Canadian Screen Awards
Bahar Noohian Ava
Oluniké Adeliyi Boost
Lucinda Armstrong Hall Porcupine Lake
Clare Coulter Cross My Heart (Les Rois mongols)
Brigitte Poupart Ravenous (Les Affamés)
7th Canadian Screen Awards
Sarah Gadon The Great Darkened Days (La grande noirceur)
Irlande Côté A Colony (Une colonie)
Romane Denis Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun)
Anna Lambe The Grizzlies
Kate Moyer Our House
8th Canadian Screen Awards
Nour Belkhiria Antigone
Leanna Chea 14 Days, 12 Nights (14 jours, 12 nuits)
Larissa Corriveau Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des villes disparus)
Yamie Grégoire Kuessipan
Alison Midstokke Happy Face


  1. ^ "Genie Awards in brief". Daily Gleaner, March 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Norman Wilner, "Canadian Screen Awards 2020: Prepare for a Schitt's show". Now, February 18, 2020.