Gemini Award


Gemini Award

Infobox award
name = Gemini Award


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caption = The Gemini Award
description = Best television productions in Canada
presenter = Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
country = CAN
year = 1986
website = http://www.geminiawards.ca/
The Gemini Awards are annual television broadcasting industry awards in Canada.

First awarded in 1986, the Geminis celebrate the achievements of TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Essentially, it presents awards for the best television productions in Canada. Awards are currently presented in 87 categories.

November 19, 2005 was also proclaimed to be "Gemini Awards Day" by the Toronto City Council.

The Gemini Awards also include several special awards given out for various reasons such as lifetime achievement.

Normally held in Toronto, the 2006 ceremony was held in Richmond, BC on November 4, 2006 and the 2007 ceremony was held in Regina, Saskatchewan on October 28, 2007.

Quebec holds its own counterpart of the Geminis, Les Prix Gémeaux.

Award categories

* Best News Information Series
* Best News Magazine Segment
* Best News Special Event Coverage
* Best Reportage
* Best Newscast
* Gemini Humanitarian Award
* Best Sports Play-by-Play or Analyst
* Best Live Sporting Event
* Best Direction in a Live Sporting Event
* Best Sports Program or Series
* Outstanding Technical Achievement Award
* Best Writing in an Information Program or Series
* Best Sound in an Information/Documentary Program or Series
* Best Photography in an Information Program or Series
* Best Picture Editing in an Information Program or Series
* Best Direction in a News Information Program or Series
* Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series
* Academy Achievement Award
* Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program
* Best Biography Documentary Program
* Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series
* Best History Documentary Program
* Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series
* Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism
* Best Direction in a Documentary Program
* Best Direction in a Documentary Series
* Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series
* Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series
* Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series
* Best Documentary Series
* Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
* Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
* Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
* Best Children's or Youth Fiction Program or Series
* Best Children's or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
* Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series
* Best Animated Program or Series
* Best Pre-School Program or Series
* Most Popular Website
* Canada Award
* Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Non-Dramatic Program or Series
* Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment
* Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series
* Best Cross Platform Project
* Best General/Human Interest Series
* Best Host in a Lifestyle/Practical Information, or Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series
* Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series
* Best Talk Series
* Best Reality Program or Series
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
* Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
* Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
* Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
* Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
* Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
* Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Picture Editing in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Photography in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Direction in a Variety Program or Series
* Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
* Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
* Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series
* Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
* Best Music, Variety Program or Series
* Best TV Movie
* Best Achievement in Make-Up
* Best Costume Design
* Best Achievement in Casting
* Best Visual Effects
* Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series
* Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series
* Earle Grey Award
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Sound in a Dramatic Program
* Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast
* Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
* Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series
* Best Comedy Program or Series
* Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
* Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
* Best News Anchor
* Best Dramatic Mini-Series
* Best Dramatic Series
* Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
* Viewers' Choice Award (Viewer's Choice Award for Lifestyle Host Gemini)

pecial awards

* Academy Achievement Award - general lifetime honour, inaugurated in 1996
* Donald Brittain Award - for the best political or social documentary
* Canada Award - began in 1988 as the Multiculturalism Award, this is awarded to television programs that are deemed the most outstanding portrayal of Canadian culture
** Since the award's inception, National Film Board of Canada productions and co-productions have won approximately half of all Canada Awards, including the 2005 winner, "Two Worlds Colliding" by Tasha Hubbard.
* Margaret Collier Award - lifetime writing honour
* John Drainie Award - broadcasting, not necessarily awarded every year
* Humanitarian Award - inaugurated in 2001, recipients to date:
** (2001) Donald Martin
** (2002) Wendy Crewson
** (2003) Max Keeping
** (2004) George R. Robertson
** (2005) Royal Canadian Air Farce
* Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism - for television journalists who make outstanding constributions

Dates and locations

:"This list is incomplete"

External links

* [http://www.geminiawards.ca/ Official website]
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