From a media release:
The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the nominations for the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards, recognizing the year’s best in Canadian English-language television. The Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala will be presented in Toronto, ON at the John Bassett Theatre on Friday, November 28, 2008. Canwest Broadcasting joins the Academy in celebrating this year’s exceptional achievements, airing the Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala on E! Network and Showcase at 9 pm ET.
“This was a banner year for Canadian television,” said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. “The nominees announced today truly exemplify the depth and breadth of our country’s talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Featuring newcomers and returning favourites, this year’s field of nominees has engaged and entertained audiences in Canada and beyond.”
For a complete list of nominees visit www.geminiawards.ca.
Canadian drama leads the 2008 Gemini Award nominations with Murdoch Mysteries receiving 14 nominations followed closely by Durham County with 13 nominations; The Tudors and The Englishman’s Boy received 12 nominations each.
News information series the fifth estate received 11 nominations, while The Border and CBC News: The National tied with 9 nominations. The TV mini-series Would Be Kings received 8 nominations and Across the River to Motor City and Mayerthorpe each received 7. Marketplace, ReGenesis, Rent-A-Goalie and Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Revisited all amassed 6 nominations.
The Canadian industry will gather in Toronto at the Liberty Grand on October 20th, 21st and 22nd to honour and celebrate the News, Sports and Documentary Awards, the Lifestyle, Children’s and Youth Awards and the Drama, Comedy and Variety Awards. The Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala will be presented in Toronto, ON at the John Bassett Theatre on Friday, November 28, 2008.