Nova Scotiamade Programs Receive Gemini Nominations


first_img Nova Scotia’s television industry earned an outstanding 40nominations for the 19th Annual Gemini Awards. “The Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation is delighted thatour producers, writers and crew will be getting the nationalrecognition they deserve for their incredible talent andability,” said Ann MacKenzie, CEO of the Nova Scotia FilmDevelopment Corporation. The mini-series Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion and theseries This Hour Has 22 Minutes lead the pack with ninenominations each. Shattered City received nominations in Best Direction in aDramatic Program or Mini-Series; Best Photography in a DramaticProgram or Series; Best Sound in a Dramatic Program; Best CostumeDesign; Best Achievement in Makeup; Best Visual Effects; BestOriginal Music Score; Best Performance by an Actor in a LeadingRole; and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. This Hour Has 22 Minutes was nominated for Best Comedy Program orSeries; Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series; BestWriting in a Comedy Series; Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety orPerforming Arts Program or Series; Best Production Design in aNon-Dramatic Program or Series; Best Costume Design; BestAchievement in Makeup; Best Individual Performance in ComedyProgram or Series; and Best Ensemble Performance. The series Snakes & Ladders was nominated for Best DramaticSeries; Best Writing in a Dramatic Series; Best Performance by anActress in a Continuing Leading Role; and Best Performance by anActress in a Guest Role. Trailer Park Boys received four nods including Best ComedyProgram or Series; Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series;Best Writing in a Comedy Series; and Best Ensemble Performance. Men of the Deeps is nominated in the Best Performing Arts Programor Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series; Best Directionin a Documentary Program; Best Photography in a DocumentaryProgram or Series; and Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety orPerforming Arts Program or Series. The lifestyle programs Chef at Large and The Food Hunter bothreceived nominations in the Best Direction in a Lifestyle Programcategory. Local entrepreneur and author Pete Luckett was alsorecognized for his hosting duties on The Food Hunter. The stop-motion animation series Poko was nominated in the BestPre-School Program or Series; and Best Direction in a Children’sProgram or Series. In addition, From the Heart: The Life & Timesof Janet Connors got the nod for Best Writing in a DocumentaryProgram or Series, and Made in Canada for Best EnsemblePerformance. Rounding out the list, the locally produced newsprogram The Docket was nominated in the Best News InformationSeries category; The Spirit of Annie Mae was nominated in theBest Biography Documentary program; and Street Cents wasnominated in the Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program orSeries. The Gemini Awards celebrate excellence in English-languagetelevision across 87 award categories. The Geminis will bebroadcast live on CBC on Dec. 13. N.S. FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.–Nova Scotia-made Programs ReceiveGemini Nominationslast_img

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