16th Genie Awards

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16th Genie Awards
Date January 14, 1996
Site Maison Radio-Canada, Montreal
Hosted by Pascale Bussières, René Homier-Roy, Mary Walsh
Best Picture The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)

The 16th Genie Awards were held on January 14, 1996, to honour films released in 1995.[1] The ceremony took place in Montreal at Société Radio-Canada's Studio 42.

For the first time, the ceremony was not broadcast live on any television network, instead taking place in the afternoon of January 14; separate post-award specials aired in prime time to publicize the award highlights.[2] The English special on CBC Television was hosted by Mary Walsh,[3] while the French special on Radio-Canada was hosted by actor Pascale Bussières and broadcaster René Homier-Roy.[3]

It was the first of two Genie Award ceremonies held in 1996. Normally the 16th Genie Award ceremony would have been held in the late fall of 1995, but it was delayed until early 1996. The 17th Genie Awards were held in November 1996, returning to the traditional scheduling of the award ceremony. Beginning with the 19th Genie Awards in 1999, however, the award scheduling returned to the winter again, and has remained scheduled as such ever since.

Nominees and winners[edit]

The Genie Award winner in each category is shown in bold text.

Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Screenplay Best Short Film
Best Feature Length Documentary Best Short Documentary
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Blue ribbon Michael McGee, Paul A. Sharpe, Kelly Cole and Dean Giammarco, Magic in the Water
  • Keith Elliott, Peter Kelly, Daniel Pellerin and Ross Redfern, Dance Me Outside
  • Don White, Douglas Ganton, Leslie Shatz and Scott Purdy, Johnny Mnemonic
  • Jean-Claude Laureux, Jo Caron and Hans Peter Strobl, The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)
  • Gavin Fernandes, Luc Boudrias, Daniel Masse and Michel Descombes, Black List (Liste noire)
  • Blue ribbon Steve Munro, Andy Malcolm, Michael Pacek, Peter Winninger and Michael Werth, Dance Me Outside
  • Nick Berry, Jérôme Décarie, Jacques Plante, Diane Boucher and Antoine Morin, The Confessional (Le Confessionnal)
  • Diane Boucher, François Dupire, Martin Pinsonnault, Louis Dupire and Alice Wright, Black List (Liste noire)
  • Marc Chiasson, Cal Shumiatcher, Anke Bakker, Jacqueline Cristianini, Sean Kelly and Sheena Macrae, Magic in the Water
  • Steve Munro, Tim Roberts, Andy Malcolm, Paul Shikata and Paul Germann, The Michelle Apartments
Achievement in Music: Original Score Special awards


  1. ^ "Two films divide Genie spoils". The Globe and Mail, January 15, 1996.
  2. ^ "Genies get new TV treatment". The Globe and Mail, January 11, 1996.
  3. ^ a b "Genie highlights packaged for TV". The Globe and Mail, January 12, 1996.

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