And the 24th Annual Gemini Awards Nominees are...

This is a Gemini Award. See how bright and shiny it is?Announced early this week are the nominees for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards – that’s the TV award, as opposed to the Genies (which is FILM), and the Junos (which is MUSIC).

It’s all in the way it's pronounced to prevent confusion, right?

The full list of nominees and broadcast date is available at the official Gemni website, but I’ve listed a few main categories in which at least one nominated production is or will be released on DVD (composer nominees excepted), so the curious can plan accordingly, and/or use the nominations as a push to buy or rent some Cancon.

The awards ceremony in Calgary, Alberta, will be broadcast on November 17, 2009, on Global TV.


Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series

Instant Star 4
(Epitome Pictures Inc.)
Linda Schuyler, David Lowe, Stephen Stohn, Stephanie Williams

The Latest Buzz
(Decode Entertainment Inc., DECODE/Buzz Productions Inc.)
Steven DeNure, Neil Court, Kevin May, Brent Piaskoski, Beth Stevenson

Life with Derek
(Shaftesbury Films Inc.)
Christina Jennings, Daphne Ballon, Jeff Biederman, Suzanne French, Scott Garvie, Laurie McLarty

Best Comedy Program or Series

Less Than Kind
(Breakthrough Films & Television, Buffalo Gal Pictures)
Phyllis Laing, Marvin Kaye, Ira Levy, Amy Marcella, Mark McKinney, Jan Peter Meyboom, Kirsten Scollie,
Chris Sheasgreen, Peter Williamson

Rick Mercer Report
(Island Edge Inc.)
Gerald Lunz, Rick Mercer

(Blueprint Entertainment)
John Morayniss, Suzanne Berger, Kenny Hotz, Amy Marcella, Michael Rosenberg, Jonathan Walker

This Hour Has 22 Minutes Series XVI
(Halifax Film, a DHX Media Company)
Michael Donovan, Mark Farrell, Jack Kellum, Susan MacDonald, Jenipher Ritchie

Three Chords from the Truth
(Henry Less Productions)
Henry Less, Steve Cochrane, Phyllis Ellis, Sissy Federer-Less, Adriana Maggs

Best Documentary Series

The Adventurers
(90th Parallel Film & Television Productions Ltd.)
Gordon Henderson, Michael Allder, Andrew Gregg

Ancestors in the Attic - Season III
(Primitive Entertainment Inc.)
Dugald Maudsley, Kristina McLaughlin, Michael McMahon

CBC News: The Lens
(CBC Television)
Andrew Johnson, Charlotte Odele, Catherine Olsen, Angelina Stokman

Survivorman Third Season
(Survivorman 3 Productions Inc.)
Les Stroud, David Brady

The View From Here
Jane Jankovic

Best Dramatic Mini-Series

Burn Up
(Seven 24 Films Inc., Kudos Film and Television)
Tom Cox, Stephen Garrett

(Sienna Films, Rough Cut Pictures Inc., Rough Productions Ltd., Love Reigns (Pty) Ltd.)
Jennifer Kawaja, Liz Jarvis, Phyllis Laing, Philo Pieterse, Julia Sereny, Carrie Stein, Simon Vaughan, Nick Witkowski

The Last Templar
(Templar Productions (Muse) Inc.)
Michael Prupas, Robert Halmi Sr., Robert Halmi, Jr., Irene Litinsky

(Prodigy Pictures, Cipango)
Jay Firestone, Thomas Anargyros, Edouard De Vesinne

Best Dramatic Series

Being Erica --- DVD due September 22, 2009 (Paradox)
(Temple Street Productions)
David Fortier, Aaron Martin, Ivan Schneeberg, Jana Sinyor

The Border
(White Pine Pictures)
Peter Raymont, David Barlow, Brian Dennis, Janet MacLean

Flashpoint --- DVD due October 13, 2009 (Kaboom)
Anne Marie La Traverse, Bill Mustos

The Tudors
(Peace Arch Television Ltd., PA Tudors II Inc., TM Productions)
Sheila Hockin, Morgan O'Sullivan

ZOS: Zone of Separation
(Whizbang Films, Sulari Productions Inc.)
Paul Gross, Mario Azzopardi, Malcolm MacRury, Andrea Raffaghello, Frank Siracusa

Best TV Movie

(Barna-Alper Productions Inc.)
Laszlo Barna, Steven Silver

Elijah --- DVD due October 20, 2009
(Anagram Pictures Inc., Eagle Vision (Manitoba))
Blake Corbet, Gigi Boyd, Kevin Eastwood, Christopher Leeson, Lisa Meeches, Mary Anne Waterhouse

In a World Created By a Drunken God
(Pyramid Productions Inc.)
Kirstie McLellan Day, Larry Day

Of Murder and Memory
(Thump Inc., Oasis International)
Ilana Frank, Semi Chellas, Daniel Iron, David Wellington

The Secret of the Nutcracker
(Joe Media Group Inc.)
Joe Novak, Matt Gillespie, Shirley Vercruysse

The Terrorist Next Door
(Sarrazin Couture Entertainment, Forum Films Inc.)
Pierre Sarrazin, Suzette Couture, Richard Lalonde, Susan Murdoch

Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program

Air India 182
(Withrow Road Pictures Inc.)
David York, Sturla Gunnarsson

bploi wai dtaai: Leave Her to Die
(Think Positive Productions)
Antonia Thomson, Sean Buckley

(Moondat Productions Inc.)
Kent Nason, Teresa MacInnes

Tiger Spirit
(Storyline Entertainment Inc.)
Ed Barreveld, Anita Lee, Min Sook Lee

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma
(White Pine Pictures)
Peter Raymont, Silva Basmajian

Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series

David Burns - Design U - Bruno's Daughter's Bedroom

Serge Côté - A World of Wonders - The Amazon Rainforest

Ryan Kondrat, John LaMagna - Project Runway Canada - Return of the Supermodel

Gaz Mellen - The Decorating Adventures of Ambrose Price - Reclaiming

Michael O'Neill - French Food at Home II - French Food Desserts

Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series

Christopher Dedrick - Death or Canada

Christopher Dedrick - The Body Machine

Edmund Eagan - FLicKeR

Eric LeMoyne - Liberty, USA

Daniel Séguin - The Wild Horse Redemption

Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Program, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Terry Frewer - Elijah

Jonathan Goldsmith - Burn Up

Adrian Johnston - Diamonds

Michael Richard Plowman - Impact

Ron Sures - Of Murder and Memory

Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series

Robert Carli - Murdoch Mysteries - Werewolves

Jody Colero, Lily Frost, Trevor Yuile - Being Erica - Dr. Tom

James Gelfand - Crusoe - The Return

Mark Korven - The Border - Floral Tribute

Ari Posner, Amin Bhatia - Flashpoint - Planets Aligned

Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series

Serge Côté - Rollbots - Crontab Trouble

Paul Intson - Grossology - Swamp Gas

Brian Pickett, James Chapple, Graeme Cornies, David Kelly - World of Quest - The Crusades/ The Little Troll Down
the Lane

Michael Plowman - Jibber Jabber - "Race to the Red Planet"/ "Pride of Frankenstein"

John Welsman - My Friend Rabbit - For The Birds/Pearl's Pals

Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series

Jeff Biederman - Life with Derek - Just Friends

Richard Clark - Grossology - The New Recruits

Sean Jara - The Latest Buzz - The First Impressions Issue

Victor Nicolle, Sandy Flanagan, Dennis Heaton - Jibber Jabber - "Night of the Werewolf"/"Enter the Jelly"

Steven Westren - My Friend Rabbit - Frog On A Log

Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series

Araz Artinian - The Genocide in Me

Robert Cornellier, Paul Carvalho - Black Wave The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez

Tracy Deer - Club Native

Sheona McDonald - Capturing a Short Life

Larry Weinstein, Harvey Sachs - Toscanini: In His Own Words

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series

Blake Corbet - Elijah

Donald Martin - Celine

Tony Marchant - Diverted

David Vainola - Diamonds

David Wolkove – XIII

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

Mark Ellis, Stephanie Morgenstern - Flashpoint - Haunting the Barn

Michael Hirst - The Tudors - Episode 205

Floyd Kane - Soul - Fathers and Daughters

Lori Spring - Murdoch Mysteries - I, Murdoch

Brad Wright - Stargate Atlantis - The Shrine

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

David Alpay - The Tudors - Episode 207, Episode 209

Jonny Harris - Murdoch Mysteries - Big Murderer On Campus, Convalescence

Christopher Heyerdahl - Sanctuary - The Five, Revelations P2 --- DVD due September 15, 2009

Mpho Koaho - Soul - Seducing Spirits, Exile

Wes Williams - The Line - Episode 106, Episode 107

Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

Damir Andrei - Being Erica - The Secret of Now

Nicholas Campbell - Flashpoint - Who's George?

Henry Czerny - Flashpoint - First In Line

Mpho Koaho - Flashpoint - Never Kissed A Girl

Ron Lea - Flashpoint - Haunting the Barn

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

Trevor Duplessis - In a World Created By a Drunken God

Chenier Hundal - The Terrorist Next Door

Carlo Rota - Othello, The Tragedy of the Moor

David Suchet - Diverted

Bradley Whitford - Burn Up

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Natalie Dormer - The Tudors - Episode 210

Amy Jo Johnson - Flashpoint - Planets Aligned

Erin Karpluk - Being Erica - Dr. Tom

Andrea Menard - Rabbit Fall - Hit and Run

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary – Requiem

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

Barbara Hershey - Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning

Tiio Horn - Moccasin Flats: Redemption

Louise Rose - Diamonds

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

Lolita Davidovich - ZOS: Zone of Separation - Bred in the Bone, The Laws

Catherine Disher - The Border - The Sweep, Unacceptable Risk

Tasha Lawrence - The Line - Episode 104, Episode 106

Gabrielle Miller - Robson Arms - Season III - Baby? What Baby? , Mean Girls

Reagan Pasternak - Being Erica - The Secret of Now, Such a Perfect Day

Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

Daisy Beaumont - The Border - Floral Tribute

Kristin Booth - Flashpoint - Backwards Day

Sarah Gadon - Flashpoint - Attention Shoppers

Tatiana Maslany - Flashpoint - Planets Aligned

Anna Silk - Being Erica - Everything She Wants

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

Judy Davis - Diamonds

Christine Ghawi - Celine

Joanne Kelly - Diamonds

Rachel Marcus - Booky's Crush

Chandra West - Of Murder and Memory



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