Gemini Awards

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) will unite its film, television and digital media awards into one gala event with a live prime time broadcast, Sunday, March 3, 2013 @ 8pm (NT 8:30) on CBC.

A series of celebrations of Canada’s screen industries leading up to the gala will include industry awards presentations and special events.

“Following extensive industry consultation and outreach, the Academy Board announces the consolidation of the Genie and Gemini awards into one major powerhouse show for the Canadian public,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz.

English and French-language films will continue to compete in the new awards show which will now also include English-language television and digital awards.

The annual Gémeaux Awards will celebrate French-language television and digital media on Radio-Canada on Sunday Sept. 16, 2012, as previously announced.

Shaw Media salutes its production partners on their Gemini Award wins.

Three nights of celebrations culminated last night with big wins for Shaw Media programs: Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Callum Keith Rennie in Global’s Shattered and Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Michelle Thrush in Blackstone, Showcase’s co-production with APTN.

This extends the winning from last week’s industry awards, at which Shaw Media’s programming garnered a number of statuettes.

“In a highly-competitive year filled with such dynamic Canadian programming, it’s a thrill to see many of our outstanding productions honoured for their amazing work,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “We applaud all of our production partners, writing teams and incredible talent on their Gemini Award wins.”

 

Industry Night One Wins:

In the news category, Global National’s Anchor and Executive Editor Dawna Friesen was recognized for her superb efforts over the year with the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor. Global BC was chosen as the nation’s Best Local Newscast, Large Market and Global’s 16:9 The Bigger Picture, won for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment. 

The number one source for entertaining and engaging Canadian historic programming, History Television walked away with five Gemini Award wins for some of its most impactful content. Bringing the true stories of Canadian veterans into the digital age and preserving their legacy for generations to come, the robust companion website to the moving series Storming Juno was awarded the Gemini for Best Cross-Platform Project Non-Fiction. History Television’s intense and electrifying documentary series Nazi Hunters was awarded a Gemini for Best History Documentary Program and Best Direction in a Documentary Series. The top-rated series Ice Pilots NWT was also recognized in two categories, winning Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series

After dominating the nominations for Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Series and Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series Shaw Media congratulates SliceTM series’, Princess, and show host Gail Vaz-Oxlade, as well as Til Debt Do Us Part on their wins and commend our production partners for being leaders in lifestyle content.

 

Industry Night Two Wins:

History Television’s first foray into dramatic entertainment, The Kennedys took home awards in three categories. Barry Pepper was awarded the Gemini for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, while Diana Hardcastle was recognized in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series category. The Kennedys also walked away with the Gemini Award for Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series.

Ksenia Solo was acknowledged for her portrayal of Kenzi on Showcase’s number one original series Lost Girl. Blackstone, was awarded the Gemini for Best Achievement in Main Title Design. Global’s presentation of the 18th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards walked away with two Geminis – one for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble) and one for Best Photography in a Variety Series or Performing Arts Program or Series.

The CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) are proud to announce three remarkable performances on the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS, airing on September 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

The one-hour live gala will include performances by:

– Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo front man and celebrated music icon releasing his 3rd solo album this month.

– City and Colour, alias of Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Dallas Green.

– Deborah Cox, multi-platinum artist and judge of CBC’s Cover Me Canada, will join forces with rising star Kellylee Evans, who is fresh off a 2011 Juno Award win from her latest jazz album, Nina.

Fan favourite Jim Cuddy has been a constant keystone for Canada’s music industry, with a career spanning over two decades. Debuting at the Geminis, Jim will perform a new song from his 3rd solo album, Skyscraper Soul, set to release on September 27, 2011.

Under the moniker City and Colour, Dallas Green has been captivating live audiences worldwide with his signature soothing sound and his exceptional song writing talent. Dallas will showcase his upcoming second single off his latest album Little Hell which debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan.

Multi-talented artists Deborah Cox and Kellylee Evans will unite for a unique and engaging performance blending Deborah’s sensational pop/R&B sound and Kellylee’s eclectic style of jazz and ‘soul-influenced pop’. This exciting number will be complemented by the sultry moves of dancers from CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and choreographed by one of the show’s guest judges and leading choreographers, Melissa Williams.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be in the studio audience. Get up close and personal with your favourite performers from TV and music by purchasing a general admission ticket to the gala broadcast for $30 + HST. Check out www.facebook.com/SCENE and email contests@academy.ca for details and to purchase tickets – standing room only. A limited number of tickets will be available so act fast!

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will air live on CBC for a special one-hour broadcast from the CBC studios in downtown Toronto.

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC

Fans can also experience the show from a unique perspective online, alongside digital host Tom Green,in the Tom Green Room. The live stream begins at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) television broadcast.

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS are also available on Twitter by following @CBCLive and #geminiawards and/or @thegeminiawards.

The first of three gala evenings for the Gemini Awards was held last night and it proved to be a good night for Shaw Media. A total of 10 statuettes were awarded to Shaw Media programs during the Gemini Awards Industry Gala honouring news & sports, documentary, lifestyle and reality programming.

In the news category, Global National’s Anchor and Executive Editor Dawna Friesen was recognized for her superb efforts over the year with the Gemini Award for Best News Anchor. Global BC was chosen as the nation’s Best Local Newscast, Large Market and Global’s 16:9 The Bigger Picture, won for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment. 

“To win Gemini Awards for both Best News Anchor and Best Local Newscast in Canada is proof that Global News has taken its rightful place among the world’s leading news organizations,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “This is a tribute to the leadership of Dawna Friesen, the incredibly talented team at Global BC, and the hard work of our teams around the world every day.”

The number one source for entertaining and engaging Canadian historic programming, History Television walked away with five Gemini Award wins for some of its most impactful content. Bringing the true stories of Canadian veterans into the digital age and preserving their legacy for generations to come, the robust companion website to the moving series Storming Juno was awarded the Gemini for Best Cross-Platform Project Non-Fiction. History Television’s intense and electrifying documentary series Nazi Hunters was awarded a Gemini for Best History Documentary Program and Best Direction in a Documentary Series. The top-rated series Ice Pilots NWT was also recognized in two categories, winning Best Photography in an Information Program or Series and Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series

After dominating the nominations for Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Series and Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series Shaw Media congratulates SliceTM series’, Princess, and show host Gail Vaz-Oxlade, as well as Til Debt Do Us Part on their wins and commend our production partners for being leaders in lifestyle content.

“These awards represent the hard work and passion of our dedicated production partners,” says Barbara Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. “We’re proud to share these honours with such an amazing team. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

Canada’s TV awards continue tonight with winners in the drama, youth, comedy and variety categories, ahead of the September 7th live gala telecast.

The CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (ACCT) are pleased to announce the presenter line up for the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS taking place on September 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).

During the one-hour prime time special, host Russell Peters will be joined by the leading actors of Canada’s hottest shows, including Jason Priestley from Call Me Fitz, Yannick Bisson from Murdoch Mysteries, Callum Keith Rennie from the breakout series Shattered, Craig Olejnik from The Listener, and Hugh Dillon from Durham County and Flashpoint.

 

Other confirmed presenters include:

 

Legendary comedic actress, Catherine O’Hara

How I Met Your Mother’s sitcom superstar Alan Thicke

Talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos

Host of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Leah Miller

Olympic Figure Skater and Battle of the Blades contestant Marie-France Dubreuil

Rising stars Munro Chambers and Annie Clark from Degrassi

Host of CBC’s upcoming show Cover Me Canada, Nicole Appleton

 

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will air live on CBC in a special one-hour broadcast. With an already impressive list of presenters, expect a jam packed show, full of spectacular visuals and incredible musical performances, which are to be announced later this week.

 

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT) on CBC

Where: CBC Studios (tune in nationwide)

 

Fans can also experience the show from a unique perspective online, alongside digital host Tom Green, in the Tom Green Room. The live stream begins at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) television broadcast.

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS are also available on Twitter by following @CBCLive and #geminiawards and/or @thegeminiawards.

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, The Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television and new media industries. The Gemini Awards bring together over 2,500 of Canada’s most gifted craftspeople, producers and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.

For a complete list of nominations, see www.geminiawards.ca/

Broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7, at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television, the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will bring together the hottest stars from television, film and music to celebrate Canadian television – and now in more ways than ever before.

For the first time, the live Geminis festivities will extend to the web with a live, one-hour digital companion to the television broadcast: The Tom Green Room.

Beginning at 7 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. NT), Comedian Tom Green will host the official Gemini Awards livestream, The Tom Green Room. Featuring live interviews with celebs and a slew of inevitable backstage shenanigans and tweet-worthy moments, The Tom Green Room will offer fans a spontaneous and entertaining look at what really goes on behind the scenes at the Geminis.

The Tom Green Room will stream live for one hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. NT) at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the live broadcast of the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television. Fans can join in on all of the backstage conversation on Twitter at @CBCLive – hashtag #geminiawards.

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will also feature an all-new interactive component, offering fans the chance to become an official Gemini Awards presenter. Multiple Gemini Award-winner George Stroumboulopoulos is calling on fans to submit video tributes to their favorite Gemini nominees for ‘Best Comedy Series or Program’. The most creative video entries will be featured in the Gemini Awards broadcast and participants will also have a shot at winning a celebrity swag bag. Details are available (and explained by George Stroumboulopoulos himself) at: cbc.ca/contest/upresent

As previously announced by CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, global comedy star Russell Peters will host the television broadcast of the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS. Joining Peters as the “voice of the show” is Gemini Award-winning actress Ingrid Kavelaars, who is nominated this year for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Comedic Series’ for her work on TV’s Living in Your Car.

The star-studded celebration of the best in Canadian television will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television from the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto. Special musical performances and celebrity presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that global comedy star Russell Peters will host the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS.

Winner of the 2008 Gemini Award for ‘Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series’ and four-time Gemini Award nominee, Peters will return to his hometown of Toronto, Ontario to host the star-studded celebration that honours the best in Canadian television.

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television from the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto. Special musical performances and celebrity presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

“I’m excited about hosting the Emmys, but since that’s not happening, these Geminis are going to be amazing. Plus this will be a great warm-up for when I do host the Emmys,” jokes Peters.

Born in Toronto, Russell Peters is a global comedy and Internet sensation. His YouTube clips have been viewed over 60 million times and he has performed to sold-out crowds from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, to New York’s Madison Square Garden, to the Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena where he established a new attendance record.

Over the course of his twenty-plus-year career, he has headlined comedy festivals throughout North America and has performed sold-out arena tours worldwide. In 2009 and 2010, he made the Forbes list of top earning comedians in the United States along with Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.

Peters’ first book, Call Me Russell, was a number one bestseller, and his new movie, Breakaway, will premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th, and will be in theatres this September.

In October, Peters will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Peters is also a Gemini Award winner (‘Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series’) for hosting the Juno Awards in 2008.

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, The Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television and new media industries. The Gemini Awards bring together over 2,500 of Canada’s most gifted craftspeople, producers and decision-makers over several evenings of special events. The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television from the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto.

The 25th Annual Gemini Awards concluded its silver anniversary celebration this evening with a black-tie Broadcast Gala at Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre.

Hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith, a total of 19 awards were presented, including those for Best Comedy Program or Series and Best Dramatic Series.

The awards gala, broadcast on Global and Showcase, featured a moving tribute to Degrassi, and an unforgettable performance by Elvis Costello with Feist, Ron Sexsmith, Kendel Carson, and Barry Bales.

 

The following categories were announced at tonight’s Broadcast Gala:

 

Best Comedy Program or Series

Less Than Kind

(Breakthrough Entertainment, Buffalo Gal Pictures)

Ira Levy, Garry Campbell, Marvin Kaye, Phyllis Laing, Mark McKinney, Chris Sheasgreen, Paula Smith, Peter Williamson

 

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series

David Frazee – Flashpoint – One Wrong Move

 

Best Dramatic Mini-Series

The Summit

(Shaftesbury Films Inc., Media Headquarters)

Christina Jennings, Justin Bodle, Robert Cohen, Shari Cohen, Scott Garvie, Adam Haight, Robin Neinstein, Ewa Radwanska

 

Best Dramatic Series

The Tudors

(Peace Arch Entertainment, PA Tudors III Inc., TM Productions)

John Weber, Sheila Hockin, Morgan O’Sullivan

 

Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series

Cathy Jones, Gavin Crawford, Mark Critch, Geri Hall, Shaun Majumder – 22 Minutes – Episode 8

 

Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast

Brian Williams – Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

 

Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series

Benjamin Arthur – Less Than Kind – That’s Somebody’s Knish!

 

Best Music, Variety Program or Series

2009 MuchMusic Video Awards

(CTVglobemedia)

John Kampilis, Bob Pagrach, Sheila Sullivan

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Robert Carlyle – Stargate Universe – Human

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series

Clé Bennett – The Line – Episode 203 / Episode 206

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

Jared Keeso – Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Don Cherry Story

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Caroline Cave – Cra$h & Burn – Forget to Remember

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series

Catherine Disher – The Border – The Dead / Dark Ride

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

Sun Li – Iron Road

 

Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)

Michael Bublé – At The Concert Hall – Michael Buble at the Concert Hall

 

Best Reality Program or Series

The Cupcake Girls

(Force Four Entertainment Inc.)

John Ritchie, Rob Bromley, Grant Greschuk, Gillian Lowrey, Peter Waal

 

Best Talk Series

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…

(Tri-Fi Productions Inc., Chatting Glasses UK Limited)

Elvis Costello, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton-Shaw, Jordan Jacobs, Sir Elton John, Martin Katz, Steve Warden

 

Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series

Marvin Kaye, Chris Sheasgreen – Less Than Kind – Third Death’s The Charm

 

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

Broke.

(ID: Productions Inc.)

Rosie Dransfeld

 

Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, the Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television industry. The 25th Annual Gemini Awards brought together Canada’s most gifted performers, craftspeople, producers, and decision-makers over several evenings of special events in Toronto.

As revealed during the broadcast of the 25th Annual Gemini Awards on Global and Showcase this evening, TV lovers across the country crowned Degrassi as their favourite program from the last 25 years.

Canadians were invited to make their selection from September 15 – November 3 at www.favetvshow.ca, an interactive website dedicated to this first-time initiative.

The complete list of Canada’s Favourite TV Shows is as follows:

1. Degrassi (1980 – Present)

2. Flashpoint (2008 – Present)

3. Mr. Dressup (1967 – 1996)

4. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

5. Durham County (2007 – Present)

6. Holmes on Holmes (2001 – Present)

7. Due South (1994 – 1999)

8. Being Erica (2008 – Present)

9. Corner Gas (2004 – 2009)

10. The Friendly Giant (1958 – 1985)

11. The Beachcombers (1972 – 1990)

12. Trailer Park Boys (2001 – 2008)

13. The Kids in the Hall (1988 – 1994)

14. The Rick Mercer Report (2004 – Present)

15. North of 60 (1992 – 1998)

16. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992 – 2008)

17. Wayne and Shuster (1954 – 1990)

18. Made in Canada (1998 – 2002)

19. Slings and Arrows (2003 – 2006)

20. Da Vinci’s Inquest (1998 – 2005)

21. Cod Co (1986 – 1992)

22. The Nature of Things (1960 – Present)

23. Traders (1996 – 2000)

24. The New Music (1979 – 2008)

25. The Newsroom (1996 – 1997, 2004 – 2005)

(From a press release)

Saturday, November 13 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

**Hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith**

Celebrating its silver anniversary, the 25th Annual Gemini Awards honour the highest achievements in the television industry. Broadcast live from Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre, the ceremony will be hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith and will feature special presenters including Grace Park (Hawaii Five-0); the cast of Rookie Blue with Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Charlotte Sullivan and Travis Milne; Dan For Mayor’s Fred Ewanuick; Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco; Flashpoint’s Enrico Colantoni; Lost Girl’s Anna Silk; and Canada’s ice dance champions from the 2010 Winter Olympics, Gold Medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.