The 24th Annual Gemini Awards Nominations Announced

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is
pleased to announce the nominations for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards,
recognizing the year's best in Canadian English-language television. The 2009
Broadcast Gala will take place on Saturday November 14th in Calgary, Alberta
and will be broadcast live on Global and Showcase.
    The drama Flashpoint leads the 2009 Gemini Awards nominations with a
record 19 nominations, followed by The Tudors with 11 nominations. Being
Erica, Diamonds, Less Than Kind, and The Border each received 9 nominations.
    For the complete list of nominations, please visit
    "Our television industry is thriving and this year's Gemini Awards
nominations clearly demonstrate that," said Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of
Canadian Cinema & Television. "This year's nominees have found success with
both Canadian and international audiences. We are proud to celebrate the
achievements of these shows and the talents behind them, and honoured to be a
part of such a flourishing community."
    The presentation of the Gemini's 99 award categories and special awards
will be divided over multiple nights. The 2009 Industry Galas will take place
on October 19th and 20th in Toronto, Ontario at The Sound Academy; News,
Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy and Variety Awards will be among
the categories presented. The 2009 Broadcast Gala will take place on November
14th in Calgary, Alberta; venue and broadcast timeslot will be announced in
the coming weeks.

    About the ACCT:

    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 and
television. Unifying professionals across Canada, the ACCT is a vital and
integral force, representing all areas of the film and television industries.

For further information:

For further information: Judy Lung, Communications Manager, Academy of
Canadian Cinema & Television, Ph: (416) 366-2227 ext 238, E-mail:

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