The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Industry Galas Conclude with Comedy, Drama and Variety Winners

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The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Industry Galas Conclude with Comedy, Drama and Variety Winners

by NationTalk on October 21, 20092293 Views

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Toronto, ON – October 20, 2009 – The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Industry Galas concluded tonight at The Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario with the presentation of awards in the Comedy, Drama, and Variety categories. Hosted by Ennis Esmer (CTV’s The Listener) and Zoie Palmer (Global’s The Guard), 19 awards were presented; additional winners in these categories were announced earlier this evening. The 24th Annual Gemini Awards will conclude with the Broadcast Gala on Saturday November 14 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Hosted by award-winning comedian Ron James, the event will be broadcast on Global and Showcase at 9pm ET/PT.The following categories were announced during the evening’s second presentation:
Best Achievement in Casting
Marsha Chesley – The Line – Episode 107

Best Achievement in Make-Up
Todd Masters, Leah Ehman, Holland Miller, Brad Proctor, Kyla Rose Tremblay –
Stargate Atlantis – Vegas

Best Costume Design
Debra Hanson – Othello, The Tragedy of the Moor

Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
Kelly Makin – Less Than Kind – The Daters

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Jerry Ciccoritti – The Terrorist Next Door

Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series
Shelagh O’Brien – Just For Laughs Gala Series – Show 1

Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
Debra DiGiovanni – Ha!ifax Comedy Fest 2008 – Episode 3

Best Music, Variety Program or Series
So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Season 1
(Dansetv Production Inc.)
Sandra Faire, Millan Curry-Sharples, Trisa Dayot, Janet Lavack,
Bronwyn Warren

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a
Dramatic Series
Mpho Koaho – Soul – Seducing Spirits

Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Henry Czerny – Flashpoint – First In Line

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Gabrielle Miller – Robson Arms – Season III – Baby? What Baby?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Tatiana Maslany – Flashpoint – Planets Aligned

Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series
Tom Conroy, Colman Corish – The Tudors – Episode 204

Best Talk Series
The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos
(CBC-The Hour)
Jennifer Dettman, David Freeman, George Stroumboulopoulos

Best TV Movie
Elijah
(Anagram Pictures Inc., Eagle Vision (Manitoba))
Blake Corbet, Gigi Boyd, Kevin Eastwood, Christopher Leeson, Lisa Meeches, Mary Anne Waterhouse

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Blake Corbet – Elijah

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Brad Wright – Stargate Atlantis – The Shrine

Earle Grey Award
Eric Peterson

Margaret Collier Award
Barbara Samuels

Sponsors:
Best Achievement in Make-up – M•A•C Cosmetics
Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series – Global Television
Best TV Movie – Zip.ca
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series – Independent Production Fund
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini Series – COGECO Program Development Fund

About the ACCT:
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition, and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film and television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.

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For further information and/or to access photography, please contact:
Judy Lung, Communications Manager
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Ph: 416-366-2227 ext 238
E-mail: judy[at]academy.ca

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