Genie award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role

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. From 1980 until 2012, the award was presented as part of the Genie Awards ceremony; beginning in 2013, it will be presented as part of the new Canadian Screen Awards.

Genie Awards

Year Winner Nominated
1980 Murder by Decree
1981 Atlantic City
1982 Denise Filiatrault, Les Plouffe
1983 The Grey Fox
  • Geneviève Brassard, Doux Aveux
  • Clare Coulter, By Design
  • Patricia Nolin, La Quarantine
  • Trudy Young, Melanie
1984 The Wars
1985 Draw!
1986 Joshua Then and Now
1987 Le Déclin de l'empire américain
  • Lucie Laurier, Anne Trister
  • Andreé Pelletier, Bach et Botine
  • Genevieve Rioux, Le Déclin de l'empire américain
  • Marie Tifo, Les Fous de Bassan
1988 I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
1989 Obsessed
1990 Bye Bye Blues
1991 Danielle Proulx, Amoureux Fou
1992 Naked Lunch
  • Krista Bridges, The Shower
  • Judy Davis, On My Own
  • Tracey Moore, Defy Gravity
  • Johanne Marie Tremblay, La Sarasine
1993 Nicola Cavendish, The Grocer's Wife
1994 Mustard Bath
Jan. 1996 Margaret's Museum
Nov. 1996 Martha Burns, Long Day's Journey into Night
  • Marie-Andrée Corneille, Mistaken Person
  • Josée Deschênes, Le Polygraphe
  • Maria de Medeiros, Le Polygraphe
  • Manon Miclette, J'aime, J'aime pas
1997 The Hanging Garden
1999 Conquest
2000 The Life Before This
2001 Helen Shaver, We All Fall Down
2002 Last Wedding
2003 Pascale Montpetit, Savage Messiah
2004 The Barbarian Invasions
2005 Childstar
2006 C.R.A.Z.Y.
2007 Snow Cake
2008 Away from Her
2009 Young People Fucking
2010 Martha Burns, Love & Savagery
2011 Barney's Version
2012 Sophie Nélisse, Monsieur Lazhar

Canadian Screen Awards

Year Winner Nominated
2013 Seema Biswas, Midnight's Children

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