And the Gemini* goes to…

        *The 23rd annual Gemini Awards honours the best in Canadian TV

The Gemini nods were revealed today. And while there are no real surprises in who was nominated, can I make a little back-handed Canadian compliment and say that it’s a pleasant surprise that we have so many heavy-hitting dramas duking it out for the top?

We have a couple of period pieces – CityTV’s Murdoch Mysteries,(leading the noms with 14), and CBC copro The Tudors – against three cop dramas – The Movie Network/Movie Central’s Durham County, CBC’s The Border and Intelligence – for best dramatic series.

In Comedy, fan favourite Corner Gas (CTV) leads the strong pack up against CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Comedy Network’s Odd Job Jack and Rent-A-Goalie, Kenny vs. Spenny and Cock’d Gunns, both from Showcase, for best series.

Congrats to the creators, movers and shakers of Degrassi: the Next Generation (Epitome Pictures), nominated for the umpteenth time for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series. We’re happy to welcome DNGer Adamo Ruggiero, who plays Marco del Rossi, as one of the jurors on our latest contest: “Out There” for films by and about the GLBT community on Superu.ca.

The Gemini Awards’ main gala takes place in Toronto on November 28. Galas for news, sports and documentary; lifestyle, children’s and youth; and drama, comedy and variety shows take place Oct. 20, 21 and 22 in Toronto.

Curious? Check out the complete list of Gemini nominees.

Good luck everyone!

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