Genie and Gemini awards to be combined in one show

From a media release:

Academy unites film, TV and digital awards

  • 2-Hour Prime Time Live Broadcast Sunday March 3, 2013 @ 8pm on CBC

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.