William Shatner to Host Genies

TORONTO -- Canadian icon William Shatner is to host the Genies, Canada’s film awards.

Shatner will emcee the 31st edition of the Canadian kudosfest on March 10 from Ottawa, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television said Wednesday.

The Montreal-born actor said with typical humor that he was looking forward to returning to Canada for the Genies to hook up with old friends, even if “most of them are dead of old age.”