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Gemini Award winners announced

From a media release:

2010 Gemini Awards Presented in Drama, Children’s and Youth, Comedy, and Variety Categories

Gemini Award winners in the Drama, Children’s and Youth, Comedy, and Variety categories were announced tonight at the second of two Industry Galas. Hosted by actor and director Art Hindle (E.N.G., Paradise Falls), a total of 38 awards were presented as well as the Margaret Collier Award and the Academy Achievement Award. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television also paid tribute to 2010 MasterWorks Television Honouree Polka Dot Door.

Winners in Documentary, Lifestyle, News, and Sports categories were announced on Tuesday, November 2nd. The 25th Annual Gemini Awards will conclude with the Broadcast Gala on Saturday, November 13th at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto. Hosted by Glee’s Cory Monteith, the event will be broadcast on Global and Showcase at 8pm.

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

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Gemini Award nominations announced: Flashpoint leads with 15

From a media release:

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce the nominations for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards, recognizing the year’s best in Canadian English-language television. This year’s celebrations will be held in Toronto over three nights in November. The Industry Gala Presentations will take place on Tuesday November 2nd and Wednesday November 3rd at the Kool Haus Entertainment Complex; the Broadcast Gala will take place on Saturday November 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre and will be broadcast live-to-tape on Global and Showcase.

The drama Flashpoint leads the 2010 Gemini Awards nominations with 15 nominations including Best Dramatic Series. Coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games garnered 13 nominations including Best Live Sporting Event. Bloodletting And Miraculous Cures, Guns, Stargate Universe, and The Summit are up for awards in 9 categories each; Less Than Kind and Love, Hate and Propaganda each received 8 nominations.

For the complete list of nominations, please visit www.geminiawards.ca.


Interview: Shawn Ashmore of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

From Judith Klassen of Movie Entertainment:

  • The Doctor is In
    “I recently sat down in Toronto with Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore to talk about his latest projects, having a twin in the business and playing doctor. Ashmore laughs when I suggest it might put stress on brotherly love if Shawn or his identical twin Aaron (Smallville) were to work as the other’s stand-in. “You’d be surprised how many people on film sets will say, ‘Oh, you have a twin brother – and vice versa to Aaron – does he want to come in and do stunts?’” Ashmore shakes his head. “Right, it’s too dangerous for me, but I’ll put my brother in the line of fire.” Read more.

New tonight: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures on HBO Canada – series premiere “How to Get Ahead in Medical School”

Sunday, January 10 at 8 p.m.

As Ming (Mayko Nguyen) gets ready to proceed with her plans for artificial insemination, her husband, Chen (Byron Mann), is stressed and fantasizing about street races and infidelity. The sperm donor, Fitz (Shawn Ashmore), their medical school classmate and Ming’s former boyfriend, is considering reinstatement at the hospital which stirs up a lot of unresolved issues. His return would also create more tension between the trio since he wouldn’t be an absentee donor after all, but working alongside the couple every day.

Written by: Jason Sherman
Directed by: Rachel Talalay
Special Guest Star: Maurice Dean Wint (Blue Murder)


TV, eh? interview: Mayko Nguyen and Byron Mann of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

From me at Blogcritics:

  • Love and Medicine Tangle in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
    “HBO Canada’s latest series, debuting tonight, brings with it a built-in audience. Adapted by Jason Sherman from Vincent Lam’s bestselling, Giller-winning book of interconnected short stories, the television version of Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures also brings with it inevitable comparisons. The verdict? It’s not the book. But it’s compelling TV.” Read more.