Bell Media Garners 33 Gémeaux Award Nominations

- Nominated channels and websites include VRAK TV, Ztélé, Canal D, Canal Vie, and enVedette.ca -

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MONTREAL, June 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell Media has been nominated for 33 prestigious Gémeaux Awards, it was announced earlier this week. Among the original productions by Bell Media's specialty channels and websites, VRAK TV received 18 nominations in youth categories, while Ztélé garnered nine. There were also three nominations for Canal D, two for Canal Vie, and a first nomination for enVedette.ca. Also noteworthy are the 12 nominations in six categories for digital productions by various Bell Media brands. Honouring French Canadian achievements in original Canadian television, the awards will be handed out on September 14 at the 29th annual Gémeaux Awards Gala in Montréal.

"Bell Media is a major player in the development and broadcasting of original Québec content," said Charles Benoît, President, Television and Radio, Bell Media - Québec. "Our expertise extends not only to television, but to all digital platforms. We are proud to acknowledge the excellent work of our local creators and artists, and proud to be offering consumers a unique experience, regardless of which medium they use to watch our content."

Bell Media nominations for the 29th Gémeaux Awards Gala:

VRAK TV - 18 nominations

Best youth program or series: Variety/magazine

  • LES TESTEURS IIIMichel Bissonnette, André Larin, Vincent Leduc, Brigitte Lemonde, Marie-Hélène Tremblay (Zone3)
  • MIX 4Michel Bissonnette, Édith Desgagné, André Larin, Vincent Leduc, Brigitte Lemonde (Zone3)

Best youth production: Fiction

  • Yannick SavardLES TESTEURS III
  • Guillaume LonerganVRAK LA VIE « Vrak la vie 1028 » (Fair Play)

Best youth production: Variety/magazine

  • Janie Gaumond-Brunet, Martin RoyARRANGE-TOI AVEC ÇA « La danse des canards au resto! » (Juste pour rire TV)
  • Luc SiroisKARV, L'ANTI.GALA 2013 (Zone3)
  • Marc-André Chabot — LES TESTEURS III « Épisode 6 » (Zone3)
  • Jean-François Chagnon, Isabelle GarneauMEILLEUR AVANT LE 31, BON PAREIL LE 1ER! - 2 (ATTRACTION IMAGES)

Best script writing: Youth

  • Jean-François Bélanger — IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS DANS LE TROUBLE « La flamme Olympique » (ZONE3)
  • Pascal Mailloux, Pascal MorrissetteMEILLEUR AVANT LE 31, BON PAREIL LE 1ER! - 2 (ATTRACTION IMAGES)

Best starring role: Youth

  • Gabrielle FontaineFÉE ÉRIC « Cupidon de fortune » (ATTRACTION IMAGES)
  • Marie Soleil DionVRAK LA VIE « Le comité du bal » (Fair Play)

Best supporting actor: Youth

  • Patrice CoquereauVRAK LA VIE « La JAZ » (Fair Play)

Best animation: Youth

  • Stéphane Bellavance — ARRANGE-TOI AVEC ÇA « Spécial Rachid Badouri » (Juste pour rire TV)
  • Patrice Bélanger, Étienne Boulay — LES TESTEURS III « Épisode 4 » (Zone3)

Best digital production (website and/or mobile application) for a program or series: Youth

  • MEILLEUR AVANT LE 31, BON PAREIL LE 1ER - 2 — Raphaelle Huysmans, Philippe Lamarre, Richard Speer, Josée Vallée, Marie-Claude Wolfe (ATTRACTION IMAGES / Toxa). http://meilleuravant.vrak.tv/

Best original program or series produced for digital media: Fiction

Best actress in an original program or series produced for digital media: Fiction

  • Elisabeth SmithLOURD SAISON 2 « La bonne teknik » (Les productions Lourd)

Ztélé - Nine nominations

Best magazine show

  • LES NERDZ 2013-2014Jacquelin Bouchard, Stéfany Brulier, Sylvie Desrochers, Carole Dufour, Nicole Faucher (Productions Pixcom)

Best animation: Magazine show, cultural

  • François-Étienne Paré — LES NERDZ 2013-2014 « Épisode 4 » (Productions Pixcom)

Best digital production (web site and/or mobile application) for a program or series: Documentary

  • MONTE DANS L'MANÈGEMarc Beaudet, Claire Buffet, Jean-François Cartier, Karine Proulx, Michel St-Cyr, Guy Villeneuve (Fair Play/Turbulent) http://montedanslmanege.ztele.com

Best original program or series produced for digital media: Fiction

Best original program or series produced for digital media: Comedy, variety

Best actor in an original program or series produced for digital media: Fiction

  • Émile Proulx-Cloutier — AGENT SECRET « Maître Wing-Wong » (ATTRACTION IMAGES)
  • Jean-Nicolas VerreaultPROJET-M « Épisode 5 » (Productions Babel)
  • Julien Deschamps JolinPROJET-M « Épisode 10 » (Productions Babel)

Canal D - Three nominations

Best program or series about sports and leisure

  • 24CH - SAISON II — Jean-François Boulianne, Martin Métivier, Marie-Élaine Nadeau, Richard Speer, Stéphane Tremblay, Josée Vallée, Marie-Claude Wolfe (ATTRACTION IMAGES)

Best editing: Public affairs, documentary program

  • Annie LeclairSUUHK! SUUHK! HOCKEY (Esperamos Films)

Best digital production (web site and/or mobile application) for a program or series: Documentary

Canal Vie - Two nominations

Best biography or portrait

  • LE NOUVEAU VISAGE DE COCONathalie Barton, Guy Boutin, Ian Oliveri, Ian Quenneville (InformAction Films)

Best editing: magazine

  • Aurélie Govaere — DESIGN V.I.P. III « L'aménagement extérieur de Réal Béland » (Zone3)

enVedette.ca - One nomination

Best actor in an original program or series produced for digital media: Fiction

  • Emmanuel SchwartzAMOUR AMOUR « Épisode 6 » (Sublimation Films)

About Bell Media

With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran; and is managing shareholder of premium pay-per-view service Viewers Choice Canada. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites, delivers TV Everywhere with its innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO, and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.

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