3rd Genie Awards

The 3rd Genie Awards were awarded on March 3, 1982, at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto,[1] and honoured Canadian films released in 1981.[2] It was hosted by Brian Linehan, with magician Doug Henning assisting by using card tricks and other illusions to reveal the winners.[2]

3rd Genie Awards
DateMarch 3, 1982
SiteRoyal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
Hosted byBrian Linehan
Best PictureTicket to Heaven
Most awardsThe Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)
Most nominationsLes Plouffe, Ticket to Heaven
Television coverage
NetworkCBC Television

The film The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe) won the most awards overall, although Ticket to Heaven won Best Picture.[2] Those two films were tied for most nominations overall, with 15 nods each.[1]

Winners and nominees

Motion Picture Direction
Actor in a leading role Actress in a leading role
Actor in a supporting role Actress in a supporting role
Foreign Actor Foreign Actress
Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Best Theatrical Short
  • Zea - André Leduc, Robert Forget and Jean-Jacques Leduc
  • Top Priority - Ishu Patel
  • Voyage de Nuit - Roger Frappier and Carole Mondello
Art Direction/Production Design Cinematography
Costume Design Editing
Overall Sound Sound Editing
  • Daniel Goldberg, Gordon Thompson, Austin Grimaldi, and Joe Grimaldi, Heavy Metal
  • Dennis Drummond, Wayne Griffin and Michael O'Farrell, The Amateur
  • Robin Leigh, Paul Dion, Claude Langlois and Marcel Pothier, Heartaches
  • Peter Burgess, Scanners
  • Marc Chiasson, Bruce Carwardine and Glen Gauthier, Ticket to Heaven
  • Peter Thilaye, Andy Malcolm and Peter Jermyn, Heavy Metal
  • Austin Grimaldi, Joe Grimaldi, Peter Shewchuk and Dino Pigat, The Amateur
  • Joe Grimaldi, David Appleby, Gary C. Bourgeois, Austin Grimaldi, Ian Hendry and Andy Herman, Funeral Home
  • Don Cohen and Michel Descombes, Heartaches
  • Michel Descombes and Patrick Rousseau, The Plouffe Family (Les Plouffe)
  • Marc Chiasson, Glen Gauthier, Don White, David Appleby and Bruce Carwardine, Ticket to Heaven
Achievement in Music: Original Score Achievement in Music: Original Song
Special Awards


  1. Jay Scott, "Academy lists Genie nominees". The Globe and Mail, February 4, 1982.
  2. Liam Lacey, "Ticket to Heaven top movie". The Globe and Mail, March 5, 1982.
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