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8th Genie Awards
Date1987

The 8th Annual Genie Awards were held in 1987 to honour Canadian films made the previous year. 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.

Nominees and winners

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
  • Adrian Croll, Jean-Pierre Joutel and Richard Besse, The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'empire américain)
  • Peter Clements, David Appleby and Don White, Abducted
  • Michael O'Farrell, Gordon Thompson, Don White and David Appleby, The Pink Chiquitas
  • Hans Oomes, Richard Nichol, Shelley Craig and Jean-Pierre Joutel, Sitting in Limbo
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Documentary Special Awards
  • Dads and Kids, Christian Bruyère
  • Ranch: The Alan Wood Ranch Project, Steven DeNure and Chris Lowry
  • Return to Departure: The Biography of a Painting or Watching a Pigment Dry and other Realisms, Kirk Tougas
  • Les Traces du rêve, Jacques Vallée
  • O, Zoo!, Philip Hoffman