10th Genie Awards

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10th Genie Awards
DateMarch 22, 1989
SiteWestin Harbour Castle Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted byDave Thomas
Best PictureDead Ringers
Most awardsDead Ringers
Most nominationsDead Ringers
Television coverage
NetworkCBC Television

The 10th Genie Awards were held on March 22, 1989.[1] This was in the middle of a strike at the CBC, causing the ceremony to be scaled down and several nominees to boycott the awards in sympathy;[2] although the ceremony was still aired by CBC Television, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television was forced to produce the broadcast alone.[3]

The awards were dominated by David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, which won ten awards.[4] The event was held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto and was hosted by Dave Thomas.[1]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Nominees and winners were:[5][4]

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 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
Special Awards


  1. ^ a b "Dead Ringers tops at Genies". Montreal Gazette, March 23, 1989.
  2. ^ "Genies going on with help". Toronto Star, March 21, 1989.
  3. ^ "The awards show must go on, especially when it's the Genies". The Globe and Mail, March 22, 1989.
  4. ^ a b "Dead Ringers". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Genie Award Nominees 1989". Cinema Canada. February–March 1989. pp. 27–35.