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Gemini Awards toast ‘Durham County’

MONTREAL — The dark gritty Montreal-shot crime series “Durham County” was the big winner Friday night at the 23rd annual Gemini Awards, Canada’s TV awards. “Durham County,” a critically-acclaimed drama about a homicide cop living next door to a serial killer in rural Ontario, nabbed three Gemini trophies at the awards ceremony, held Friday night at the Metro Convention Center in Toronto. The ceremony was broadcast on the E! and Showcase networks in Canada.

Seasoned helmer Holly Dale won for best direction in a drama series for “Durham County” and Justin Louis, who played the twisted killer, took home the hardware for best performance by an actor in a continuing leading dramatic role and Helene Joy, who played the cop’s wife, won for best performance by an actress in a continuing leading dramatic role.

Produced by Back Alley Films of Toronto and Muse Entertainment of Montreal, “Durham County” preemed on the pay channels TMN and Movie Central in May of last year and then ran on the Global Network this past season. The disturbing but powerful drama previously won two Gemini Awards at a non-broadcast ceremony held last month for best writing in a drama series (Laurie Finstad Knizhnik) and for best sound.

Shows on pubcaster CBC dominated the soiree, with CBC shows nabbing 7 of 14 awards. The made-for-CBC mini-series “The Englishman’s Boy,” a period piece set in 1870s Saskatchewan and 1920s Hollywood, won two awards. The Minds Eye Entertainment production won as best dramatic mini-series and thesp Nicholas Campbell won for best performance by an actor in a dramatic program or mini-series for his intense turn as a guy who acted in early Hollywood westerns. “The Englishman’s Boy” previously won four Gemini Awards at one of the non-broadcast ceremonies last month.

Long-running hit CBC satirical show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” was named best comedy series and the hard-hitting thriller “Intelligence”, which has been cancelled by CBC, took the honors as best drama.

Other winners Friday night included George Stroumboulopoulos for best host of a talk show for his nightly CBC yakker “The Hour”; Ron MacLean as best host of a sports program for CBC’s “Hockey Day in Canada”; Ian Hanomansing as best news anchor for “CBC News at Six – Vancouver”; Natasha Henstridge for best performance by an actress in a dramatic program or mini-series for the CTV mini-series “Would Be Kings”; “Project Runway Canada” from the Slice Network won as best reality program.

Source: Variety

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Gemini Awards toast ‘Durham County’

MONTREAL — The dark gritty Montreal-shot crime series “Durham County” was the big winner Friday night at the 23rd annual Gemini Awards, Canada’s TV awards. “Durham County,” a critically-acclaimed drama about a homicide cop living next door to a serial killer in rural Ontario, nabbed three Gemini trophies at the awards ceremony, held Friday night at the Metro Convention Center in Toronto. The ceremony was broadcast on the E! and Showcase networks in Canada.

Seasoned helmer Holly Dale won for best direction in a drama series for “Durham County” and Justin Louis, who played the twisted killer, took home the hardware for best performance by an actor in a continuing leading dramatic role and Helene Joy, who played the cop’s wife, won for best performance by an actress in a continuing leading dramatic role.

Produced by Back Alley Films of Toronto and Muse Entertainment of Montreal, “Durham County” preemed on the pay channels TMN and Movie Central in May of last year and then ran on the Global Network this past season. The disturbing but powerful drama previously won two Gemini Awards at a non-broadcast ceremony held last month for best writing in a drama series (Laurie Finstad Knizhnik) and for best sound.

Shows on pubcaster CBC dominated the soiree, with CBC shows nabbing 7 of 14 awards. The made-for-CBC mini-series “The Englishman’s Boy,” a period piece set in 1870s Saskatchewan and 1920s Hollywood, won two awards. The Minds Eye Entertainment production won as best dramatic mini-series and thesp Nicholas Campbell won for best performance by an actor in a dramatic program or mini-series for his intense turn as a guy who acted in early Hollywood westerns. “The Englishman’s Boy” previously won four Gemini Awards at one of the non-broadcast ceremonies last month.

Long-running hit CBC satirical show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” was named best comedy series and the hard-hitting thriller “Intelligence”, which has been cancelled by CBC, took the honors as best drama.

Other winners Friday night included George Stroumboulopoulos for best host of a talk show for his nightly CBC yakker “The Hour”; Ron MacLean as best host of a sports program for CBC’s “Hockey Day in Canada”; Ian Hanomansing as best news anchor for “CBC News at Six – Vancouver”; Natasha Henstridge for best performance by an actress in a dramatic program or mini-series for the CTV mini-series “Would Be Kings”; “Project Runway Canada” from the Slice Network won as best reality program.

Source: Variety

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Gemini Awards toast ‘Durham County’

MONTREAL — The dark gritty Montreal-shot crime series “Durham County” was the big winner Friday night at the 23rd annual Gemini Awards, Canada’s TV awards. “Durham County,” a critically-acclaimed drama about a homicide cop living next door to a serial killer in rural Ontario, nabbed three Gemini trophies at the awards ceremony, held Friday night at the Metro Convention Center in Toronto. The ceremony was broadcast on the E! and Showcase networks in Canada.

Seasoned helmer Holly Dale won for best direction in a drama series for “Durham County” and Justin Louis, who played the twisted killer, took home the hardware for best performance by an actor in a continuing leading dramatic role and Helene Joy, who played the cop’s wife, won for best performance by an actress in a continuing leading dramatic role.

Produced by Back Alley Films of Toronto and Muse Entertainment of Montreal, “Durham County” preemed on the pay channels TMN and Movie Central in May of last year and then ran on the Global Network this past season. The disturbing but powerful drama previously won two Gemini Awards at a non-broadcast ceremony held last month for best writing in a drama series (Laurie Finstad Knizhnik) and for best sound.

Shows on pubcaster CBC dominated the soiree, with CBC shows nabbing 7 of 14 awards. The made-for-CBC mini-series “The Englishman’s Boy,” a period piece set in 1870s Saskatchewan and 1920s Hollywood, won two awards. The Minds Eye Entertainment production won as best dramatic mini-series and thesp Nicholas Campbell won for best performance by an actor in a dramatic program or mini-series for his intense turn as a guy who acted in early Hollywood westerns. “The Englishman’s Boy” previously won four Gemini Awards at one of the non-broadcast ceremonies last month.

Long-running hit CBC satirical show “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” was named best comedy series and the hard-hitting thriller “Intelligence”, which has been cancelled by CBC, took the honors as best drama.

Other winners Friday night included George Stroumboulopoulos for best host of a talk show for his nightly CBC yakker “The Hour”; Ron MacLean as best host of a sports program for CBC’s “Hockey Day in Canada”; Ian Hanomansing as best news anchor for “CBC News at Six – Vancouver”; Natasha Henstridge for best performance by an actress in a dramatic program or mini-series for the CTV mini-series “Would Be Kings”; “Project Runway Canada” from the Slice Network won as best reality program.

Source: Variety

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