The 22nd Annual Gemini Awards Nominees Announced



    TORONTO, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is
pleased to announce the nominations for the 22nd annual Gemini Awards,
recognizing the year's best in Canadian English-language television. The
Gemini Awards Gala will be presented in Regina for the first time at the
Conexus Arts Centre on October 28th, 2007. CBC Television joins the Academy as
the broadcaster to celebrate this year's outstanding achievements. Global will
kick off the evening with its signature red carpet pre-show in a special
broadcast of ET Canada at The Gemini Awards.
    "This year represents an outstanding year in Canadian television," said
Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "The
nominations, in all categories truly exemplify the unparalleled talent within
our borders. The Gemini Awards are proud to showcase and celebrate these
successes."
    For a complete list of nominees visit www.geminiawards.ca.
    Canadian drama leads the 2007 Gemini Award nominations with Slings &
Arrows, Season III receiving 14 nominations followed by ReGenesis with
12 nominations. Dramatic series Intelligence and news information series, the
fifth estate, tied for 11 nominations each while Dragon Boys weighed in with 9
nominations. The TV movie, Doomstown and dramatic series, Robson Arms, Season
II tied for 7 nominations each. Other notables include 6 nominations each for
comedic series, Corner Gas, dramatic mini series, Answered by Fire and
performing arts program, Roxana; TV movies, Shades of Black, In God's Country
and The Robber Bride all scored 5 nominations each.
    The Canadian industry will gather in Toronto at The Liberty Grand on
October 15th, 16th and 17th to honour and celebrate the News, Documentary and
Sports Awards, the Lifestyle, Children's and Youth Awards and the Drama,
Comedy and Variety Awards.

    About the Academy:

    The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit,
professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and
celebration of exceptional achievements in the Canadian film and television
industries. Created in 1979, and today unifying 4,000 members across Canada,
the Academy is a vital and integral force in the industry.




For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Academy of Canadian Cinema &
Television, Katherine Holmes, (416) 628-5604, kholmes@hccink.com,
www.holmescreativecommunications.com

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