The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recently announced the nominations for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian English-language television and digital media. Here are the top 10 Gemini Award nominees.
It should come as no surprise that, once again, "Flashpoint" is leading the pack with an incredible 17 nominations including Best Dramatic Series.
"Call Me Fitz"
The new HBO Canada series starring Jason Priestley has received 16 Gemini Award nods like Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series, Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series and Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role.
"Living in Your Car"
This comedy, now in its second season and starring John Ralston as Steve Unger, is a TMN/Movie Central program earning 10 Gemini nominations.
It may have gotten the yo-yo when it came time to air this four-part special starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, but its quality is proven with 10 noms, like Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie category.
"The Pillars of the Earth"
Also nominated in the Best Dramatic Mini-Series or TV Movie category, the mini-series "The Pillars of Earth" got 10 nominations in all.
Star Michael Riley received a Gemini nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his work on "Being Erica," now in its fourth season, while Erin Karpluk (of course) is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role.
"18 to Life"
With seven nominations under their collective belts, this CBC sitcom has been on the air for two seasons – Season 1 was released on DVD a few months ago.
Nominated for five Geminis, it's an impressive stat for a Showcase program that only premiered in March of this year.
Earning six award nods (like Best Direction and Best Actress), this home-grown drama stars Hugh Dillon and Michelle Forbes.
Only debuting in January of this year on the CBC, "InSecurity" received two nominations for Best Performance by an Actress as well as Best Photography in a Comedy Program or Series.