The Genies, All Bottled Up

The Genie Awards try hard, they really do, but getting Canadians to watch a Canadian awards show focusing solely on Canadian films, when Canadians can already see the Oscars and the Golden Globes, which focus on films that Canadians actually go to in large numbers, is a difficult undertaking. So with the Genie telecast moving to a new channel this year, the organizers thought that a new host might liven things up. But can even former Kid in the Hall Scott Thompson make the Genie’s a marketable event?