The 23rd Annual Gemini Awards Nominees Announced

    TORONTO, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is
pleased to announce the nominations for the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards,
recognizing the year's best in Canadian English-language television. The
Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala will be presented in Toronto, ON at the John
Bassett Theatre on Friday, November 28, 2008. Canwest Broadcasting joins the
Academy in celebrating this year's exceptional achievements, airing the Gemini
Awards Broadcast Gala on E! Network and Showcase at 9 pm ET.
    "This was a banner year for Canadian television," said Sara Morton, CEO
of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. "The nominees announced today
truly exemplify the depth and breadth of our country's talent, both in front
of and behind the camera. Featuring newcomers and returning favourites, this
year's field of nominees has engaged and entertained audiences in Canada and

    For a complete list of nominees visit

    Canadian drama leads the 2008 Gemini Award nominations with Murdoch
Mysteries receiving 14 nominations followed closely by Durham County with 13
nominations; The Tudors and The Englishman's Boy received 12 nominations each.
News information series the fifth estate received 11 nominations, while The
Border and CBC News: The National tied with 9 nominations. The TV mini-series
Would Be Kings received 8 nominations and Across the River to Motor City and
Mayerthorpe each received 7. Marketplace, ReGenesis, Rent-A-Goalie and Cowboy
Junkies - Trinity Revisited all amassed 6 nominations.
    The Canadian industry will gather in Toronto at the Liberty Grand on
October 20th, 21st and 22nd to honour and celebrate the News, Sports and
Documentary Awards, the Lifestyle, Children's and Youth Awards and the Drama,
Comedy and Variety Awards. The Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala will be presented
in Toronto, ON at the John Bassett Theatre on Friday, November 28, 2008.

    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 industry professionals across
Canada, the Academy is a vital and integral force representing these

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