Video: Genie32 Trailer - The 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS will be broadcast on Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television.
TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - One of the queens of comedy and Canada's
late night talk show boyfriend will pair up to host the 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS honouring the greatest achievements in Canadian film.
CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced today that Andrea Martin and George Stroumboulopoulos will
host the Genies on Thursday, March 8, to be broadcast live from Toronto
on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT), and the pair wasted no time in
beginning the banter.
"I am thrilled to be hosting the Genies with George Stroumboulopoulos,
one of Canada's most eligible bachelors," said Martin. "I also like
Strombo countered "The truth is, while I am happy to be a part of the
Genies this year, I mostly agreed to do this because I thought Andrea
was asking me on a date."
"We look forward to a sassy evening of smart wit from these two Canadian
powerhouses as we celebrate Canadian cinema," said Helga Stephenson,
interim CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
The 32ND ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS will be another star-studded extravaganza, preceded by a live-stream
webcast from the red carpet and featuring a dazzling list of celebrity
presenters and superstar musical performers (details to be announced
"This celebration of another tremendous year in Canadian film promises
to be one of the most exciting cultural events of 2012, and CBC is both
honoured and thrilled to be able to bring it to Canadians," said
Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president of English Services for CBC.
A beloved veteran of stage, screen (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and television, Andrea Martin is still probably best known for her
time in Toronto's Second City improv comedy troupe and the
critically-acclaimed SCTV. The recipient of four ACTRA awards, two
Emmys, two Gemini nominations and a star on Canada's Walk of Fame,
Martin's most recent work in the Toronto stage production of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" and her one-woman show, "Final Days! Everything Must Go!" she received Broadwayworld.com's 2010 Best Actress and Best Theatrical
George Stroumboulopoulos is the host and co-executive producer of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Canada's flagship late-night talk show. Currently in its eighth
season, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight provides viewers with direct access to the most influential and
fascinating people from around the world. A broadcast veteran in
television and radio, George is one of the most trusted and respected
broadcasters in Canada. A multiple award-winner, he has won the Gemini
Award for best host or interviewer in a talk series for six consecutive
years, and four for best talk series in Canada. Additionally, George
has been honoured as the recipient of a Gracie Award from the American
Women of Radio and Television.
About the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a
national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the
promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in
Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry
professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing
all screen-based industries.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and
being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
Video with caption: "Video: Genie32 Trailer - The 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDS will be broadcast on Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHoTMIKUkgc
Image with caption: "Andrea Martin, Co-Host of the 32nd Annual Genie Awards (CNW Group/CBC/RADIO-CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C7958_PHOTO_EN_9439.jpg
Image with caption: "George Stroumboulopoulos, Co-Host of the 32nd Annual Genie Awards (CNW Group/CBC/RADIO-CANADA)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120131_C7958_PHOTO_EN_9441.jpg
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