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Flashpoint leads in Gemini nominations

Nominations for the Geminis, Canada’s 25th annual TV love-in, were announced on Tuesday – the cop drama Flashpoint leading the pack with 15 nods, including best drama.

Rounding out the drama category is the dark series Durham County on The Movie Network/Movie Central, the Newfoundland father-and-son private investigator drama, Republic of Doyle on CBC, the steamy Henry VIII series The Tudors starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers on CBC, and the Vancouver-based sci-fi drama, Stargate Universe, about an exploration team led by Robert Carlyle on Space.

Reached on vacation in the south of France, Flashpoint co-creator Bill Mustos said he and his creative partner Anne Marie La Traverse were “incredibly proud” to be recognized yet again by the Geminis (last year, the series about an elite police squad earned 19 nominations).

“We’re very honoured that the Academy has chosen to acknowledge the achievement of some of our best,” said Mustos, who is taking a break before production of season four ramps up this fall in Toronto.

Geminis are handed out in a total of 107 categories. So many, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television hosts three different events to ensure each division – from music, editing, digital media and editorial research – gets its due.

Up for best actor are Stargate Universe’s Robert Carlyle, Stargate’s Louis Ferreira, Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco, Cra$h & Burn’s Luke Kirby and Being Erica’s Michael Riley. Duking it out for best actress are Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Cra$h & Burn’s Caroline Cave, Durham County’s Helene Joy, The Border’s Grace Park, and Paradise Falls’s Victoria Snow.

Allan Hawco, who created and stars in Republic of Doyle, said his show’s five nominations was more than he expected. “For a first season, it’s not bad,” he said. “To get this many [nominations] is a humbling experience.”

Other sweeps included CTV’s coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, which garnered 13 nominations. Clocking in at 9 nominations each: HBO Canada’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, based on Toronto emergency physician Vincent Lam’s Giller-prize winning book, CBC’s four-hour mini-series The Summit, the mini series Guns and Stargate Universe.

HBO Canada’s Less Than Kind, about a dysfunctional family in Winnipeg, led the pack for best comedy with eight nominations. That series, from Breakthrough Films and Buffalo Gal Pictures, will compete against WestWind Pictures’ Little Mosque on the Prairie, Dan For Mayor (Sad Glasses Productions), Rick Mercer Report and Pure Pwnage, a TV for Noobs production about a pro gamer that runs on Showcase.

Former Kids in the Hall alumnus Mark McKinney, who executive produces Less Than Kind, said the nominations have “particular resonance” this year for his cast and crew “given the recent passing of our beloved friend and creative colleague Maury Chaykin.”

The veteran actor passed away this July at age 61. In Less Than Kind, Chaykin played the abrasive patriach, Sam Blecher, head of the unruly clan that forms the centre of the show.

The Gemini gala will be broadcast on Global and Showcase Nov. 13.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Flashpoint leads in Gemini nominations

Nominations for the Geminis, Canada’s 25th annual TV love-in, were announced on Tuesday – the cop drama Flashpoint leading the pack with 15 nods, including best drama.

Rounding out the drama category is the dark series Durham County on The Movie Network/Movie Central, the Newfoundland father-and-son private investigator drama, Republic of Doyle on CBC, the steamy Henry VIII series The Tudors starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers on CBC, and the Vancouver-based sci-fi drama, Stargate Universe, about an exploration team led by Robert Carlyle on Space.

Reached on vacation in the south of France, Flashpoint co-creator Bill Mustos said he and his creative partner Anne Marie La Traverse were “incredibly proud” to be recognized yet again by the Geminis (last year, the series about an elite police squad earned 19 nominations).

“We’re very honoured that the Academy has chosen to acknowledge the achievement of some of our best,” said Mustos, who is taking a break before production of season four ramps up this fall in Toronto.

Geminis are handed out in a total of 107 categories. So many, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television hosts three different events to ensure each division – from music, editing, digital media and editorial research – gets its due.

Up for best actor are Stargate Universe’s Robert Carlyle, Stargate’s Louis Ferreira, Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco, Cra$h & Burn’s Luke Kirby and Being Erica’s Michael Riley. Duking it out for best actress are Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Cra$h & Burn’s Caroline Cave, Durham County’s Helene Joy, The Border’s Grace Park, and Paradise Falls’s Victoria Snow.

Allan Hawco, who created and stars in Republic of Doyle, said his show’s five nominations was more than he expected. “For a first season, it’s not bad,” he said. “To get this many [nominations] is a humbling experience.”

Other sweeps included CTV’s coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, which garnered 13 nominations. Clocking in at 9 nominations each: HBO Canada’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, based on Toronto emergency physician Vincent Lam’s Giller-prize winning book, CBC’s four-hour mini-series The Summit, the mini series Guns and Stargate Universe.

HBO Canada’s Less Than Kind, about a dysfunctional family in Winnipeg, led the pack for best comedy with eight nominations. That series, from Breakthrough Films and Buffalo Gal Pictures, will compete against WestWind Pictures’ Little Mosque on the Prairie, Dan For Mayor (Sad Glasses Productions), Rick Mercer Report and Pure Pwnage, a TV for Noobs production about a pro gamer that runs on Showcase.

Former Kids in the Hall alumnus Mark McKinney, who executive produces Less Than Kind, said the nominations have “particular resonance” this year for his cast and crew “given the recent passing of our beloved friend and creative colleague Maury Chaykin.”

The veteran actor passed away this July at age 61. In Less Than Kind, Chaykin played the abrasive patriach, Sam Blecher, head of the unruly clan that forms the centre of the show.

The Gemini gala will be broadcast on Global and Showcase Nov. 13.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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Front Page, Industry News

Flashpoint leads in Gemini nominations

Nominations for the Geminis, Canada’s 25th annual TV love-in, were announced on Tuesday – the cop drama Flashpoint leading the pack with 15 nods, including best drama.

Rounding out the drama category is the dark series Durham County on The Movie Network/Movie Central, the Newfoundland father-and-son private investigator drama, Republic of Doyle on CBC, the steamy Henry VIII series The Tudors starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers on CBC, and the Vancouver-based sci-fi drama, Stargate Universe, about an exploration team led by Robert Carlyle on Space.

Reached on vacation in the south of France, Flashpoint co-creator Bill Mustos said he and his creative partner Anne Marie La Traverse were “incredibly proud” to be recognized yet again by the Geminis (last year, the series about an elite police squad earned 19 nominations).

“We’re very honoured that the Academy has chosen to acknowledge the achievement of some of our best,” said Mustos, who is taking a break before production of season four ramps up this fall in Toronto.

Geminis are handed out in a total of 107 categories. So many, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television hosts three different events to ensure each division – from music, editing, digital media and editorial research – gets its due.

Up for best actor are Stargate Universe’s Robert Carlyle, Stargate’s Louis Ferreira, Republic of Doyle’s Allan Hawco, Cra$h & Burn’s Luke Kirby and Being Erica’s Michael Riley. Duking it out for best actress are Republic of Doyle’s Lynda Boyd, Cra$h & Burn’s Caroline Cave, Durham County’s Helene Joy, The Border’s Grace Park, and Paradise Falls’s Victoria Snow.

Allan Hawco, who created and stars in Republic of Doyle, said his show’s five nominations was more than he expected. “For a first season, it’s not bad,” he said. “To get this many [nominations] is a humbling experience.”

Other sweeps included CTV’s coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, which garnered 13 nominations. Clocking in at 9 nominations each: HBO Canada’s Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, based on Toronto emergency physician Vincent Lam’s Giller-prize winning book, CBC’s four-hour mini-series The Summit, the mini series Guns and Stargate Universe.

HBO Canada’s Less Than Kind, about a dysfunctional family in Winnipeg, led the pack for best comedy with eight nominations. That series, from Breakthrough Films and Buffalo Gal Pictures, will compete against WestWind Pictures’ Little Mosque on the Prairie, Dan For Mayor (Sad Glasses Productions), Rick Mercer Report and Pure Pwnage, a TV for Noobs production about a pro gamer that runs on Showcase.

Former Kids in the Hall alumnus Mark McKinney, who executive produces Less Than Kind, said the nominations have “particular resonance” this year for his cast and crew “given the recent passing of our beloved friend and creative colleague Maury Chaykin.”

The veteran actor passed away this July at age 61. In Less Than Kind, Chaykin played the abrasive patriach, Sam Blecher, head of the unruly clan that forms the centre of the show.

The Gemini gala will be broadcast on Global and Showcase Nov. 13.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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