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The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television handed out dozens of statuettes during the first two nights of the 15th Annual Gemini Awards.
Saturday's Opening Gala, which was hosted by Clifton Joseph (Undercurrents), honoured achievement in broadcast journalism, technical, craft and design categories.
Sunday's Industry Gala, honouring achievement in program, craft and performance, was hosted by Carla Collins (Chez Carla).
Here are some of the major award winners during the first two nights:
Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Talk/General Information Program or Series: Robert Mason Lee, Mason Lee: On The Edge
Best Information Segment: Jennifer Campbell, Erin Paul, The Fifth Estate
Best Visual Effects: John Gajdecki, David Alexander, Barb Benoit, Jen Vuckovic, Must Be Santa
Best Live Sporting Event: Pan Am Games
Best Sports Program or Series: Legends Of Hockey: The Second Season
Best Reportage: Don Murray, The National
Best Costume Design: Ruy Filipe, Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story
Best Achievement in Make-Up: Pip Ayotte, Marlene Aarons, Jocelyn MacDonald, Peter Benchley's Amazon
Best Newscast/News Special: The National: May 5th 1999
Best Live Special Event Coverage: 2000 Today
Best Talk/General Information Series: Skylight
Best News Information Series: The Fifth Estate
Best Documentary Series: The View From Here
Gordon Sinclair Award For Broadcast Journalists: Ron Haggart
John Drainie Award: Shelagh Rogers
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series: Geordie Johnson, The City
Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series: Alisen Down, Cold Squad
Best Performance in a Childrens' or Youth Program or Series: Matt Frewer, Mentors
Best Performance in a Pre-School Program or Series: Sheila McCarthy, Sesame Park
Best Host in a Lifestyle, or Performing Arts Program or Series: Peter Jordan, It's A Living With Peter Jordan
Best Lifestyle Series: Foodessence
Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series: Juan Chioran, Dracula
Best Performing Arts Program or Series, or Arts Documentary Program or Series: Tall Tales From The Long Corner
Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program: Vicki Grant, Scoop & Doozie
Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series: Cathy Jones, Luciano Casimiri, Mark Farrell, Chris Finn, Edward Kay, Rick Mercer, Christian Murray, Tim Steeves, Greg Thomey, Mary Walsh, George Westerholm, This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Best Writing in a Dramatic Series: Julie Lacey, Power Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series: Pedro Salvin, Peter Benchley's Amazon
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series: Shannon Lawson, The City
Best Pre-School Program or Series: Polka Dot Shorts
Best Animated Program or Series or Short Animated Program: Angela Anaconda
Best Music, Variety Program or Series: East Coast Music Awards -- 2000
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Shirley Douglas, Shadow Lake
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Robert Wisden, The Sheldon Kennedy Story
Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series: Brigitte Gall, Joan Of Montreal
Academy Achievement Award: W. Paterson Ferns
Margaret Collier Award: Rob Forsyth
Winning a Gemini Award was even better the second time around for four-time nominee Peter Jordan, who won for Best Host in a Lifestyle or Performing Arts series last night, the second evening of a three-day kudo-fest in Toronto.
Jordan won two years ago for his CBC series It's a Living, but the new award is twice as sweet.
"The first time around I think I was just so stunned and I don't think I could appreciate it," he said during a telephone interview from Toronto following his win.
"This time, I think I know how important the award is in our industry. I'm just delighted that I'm going to be able to come back to Winnipeg and plant that award down and say, 'Look guys, we're doing great.' "
It's a Living began as a regular segment on CBC's local newscast. Jordan gives his first Gemini partial credit for the show's second season renewal -- but this year ratings did the trick. The show is now in its third season on the national network.
CBC Manitoba had six nominations, but Jordan's is the only Gemini win so far. There's one great hope left in news anchor Diana Swain, who's up for Best Anchor during tonight's televised gala on CBC Ch. 2 at 8 p.m.
Swain, who just happens to be in Toronto working on a segment for The Fifth Estate, is in formidable company with The National's Peter Mansbridge and CTV's Lloyd Robertson and Lisa LaFlamme.
Swain is nominated for CBC's provincial election night show, Manitoba Votes '99. That show was also nominated in the Best Live Special Event Coverage category -- along with the national CBC's New Year's Eve special 2000 Today, which won that Gemini Saturday night.
Winnipeg director Norma Bailey
was nominated for her work on the CTV movie The Sheldon Kennedy Story.
The Gemini went to another CTV movie, Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale
TORONTO -- What if the best news anchor in the land wasn't Lloyd Robertson or Peter Mansbridge?
That shocking scenario came true last night at the final gala for the 15th Annual Gemini Awards, or as they're known at our house, "Aww, Do We Have To Watch?"
Defying all odds, Manitoba anchor Diana Swain was picked as the nation's top news anchor, an award that has been presented since Confederation to either Lloyd or Peter.
"I may be the most surprised person in the room tonight," said a gracious Swain.
In fact, there were plenty of surprises at this year's Geminis. The nicest was that the two hours sped along, thanks to a fairly straightforward approach by host Steve Smith and most of the presenters.
Red Green's man from plaid looked positively Regis-like in a dapper jacket and tie, a far cry from his usual Possum Lodge look.
Smith might have been better off in his Red Green duds on the Geminis' woodsy set, sort of Survivor meets The Flintstones. Now I know what happened to all that stuff from Peter Benchley's Amazon.
"Having a waterfall that close to a middle-aged man is a brave choice," cracked Smith. He made other jokes, but I had to run to the washroom.
Mike Bullard made the most of his Gemini moment. "Hey Lloyd, how are you?" he said. "Excellent choice in hair colour tonight."
Bullard also crabbed about Vision's Skylight, a religious show, taking the top prize in the Best Talk/General Information category.
Heck, his show wasn't even nominated. "More people say Jesus Christ during my show than they do during that one," he pointed out.
However, the biggest surprise in a night full of head-scratchers was Colleen Rennison's win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries.
Rennison, who starred in the half-hour CTV Vancouver drama A Feeling Called Glory, beat out movie headliners Megan Follows (Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story), Deanna Milligan (Must Be Santa), Marina Orsini (Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story) and Polly Shannon (The Sheldon Kennedy Story). Questions: a) How did an actress from a short film get thrown into this category? And b) How did she win? As they say on Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the others ...
Less shocking was Jonathan Scarfe's win for his deft portrait of a troubled hockey star in The Sheldon Kennedy Story. Kennedy himself accepted the award for Scarfe, then tripped over the blue line by thanking producer "Pierre Couture" (actually Pierre Sarrazin, Suzette Couture's husband and partner).
Scarfe beat out Brent Carver, Victor Garber, Paul Gross and Rainbow Sun Francks. Coincidentally, the cart guys outside the Toronto Convention Centre were selling Rainbow Sun Francks.
A few other acting nods added to the prevailing theory that the awards this year were decided by a random dart toss. Michael Riley (Power Play) took the top prize in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for a second year in a row, beating out three DaVinci's Inquest stars, including heavily favoured Nicholas Campbell. "Continuing?" joked Riley. Power Play was cancelled.
DaVinci, which led all entries with 10 Gemini nominations, won just one prize, as Canadian TV's top drama. Huh?
Torri Higginson ("I'm sure they've made a mistake") took the dramatic actress honours for another defunct series, The City.
Dr. Lucille went five for nine, picking up awards last night for Best TV Movie or Dramatic Miniseries, and Best Writing (awarded posthumously to Rob Forsyth, who also was honoured with the Margaret Collier Award Sunday). Dr. Lucille won best music score and two technical awards on the weekend.
Things were a little more predictable in the comedy categories, with This Hour Has 22 Minutes snaring prizes for Best Comedy Program (win No. 6), Best Performance in a Comedy Program (for stars Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Greg Thomey and Mary Walsh) and Best Writing.
The Royal Canadian Air Farce received a prolonged standing ovation for nearly 30 years of schtick on radio and television. The troupe took home two special prizes, the Earle Grey Award and the Royal Canadian Mint Viewer's Choice Award.
Hey -- Royal Canadian Mint, Royal
Canadian Air Farce ... finally, a Gemini Award that makes sense.
Winners at the 15th annual Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala on Monday night:
Best News Anchor:
Best Performance by an Actor in
a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series:
Donald Brittain Award for Best
Social/Political Documentary Program:
Best Performance by an Actress
in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series:
Best Childrens' or Youth Program
Best Sports Broadcaster:
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program
Best Performance in a Comedy Program
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program
Best TV Movie or Dramatic Mini-Series:
Best Performance by an Actor in
a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role:
Best Performance by an Actress
in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role:
Best Dramatic Series:
Best Comedy Program or Series:
Canada Award - Unwanted Soldiers
Earle Grey Award - Royal Canadian Air Farce
REGINA - The Canadian Red Cross
kicked off a provincial campaign on Friday with the help of Sheldon
This year, proceeds from the Red Cross raffle go towards Abuse Prevention Services.
"I think one of the biggest things is giving our children an opportunity to speak about their problems and speak about what's going on in their life," said Kennedy.
Kennedy has been involved with
the Red Cross for over a year. This campaign is aiming to raise $250-thousand
BANFF, Alta. - The 21st annual edition of the Banff Rockie Awards honoured the best in television Monday night. The dramas, comedies, documentaries, and children's and arts programming came from 23 countries around the world.
A Cry From the Grave, a heart-wrenching program about the massacre of thousands of Muslim refugees in Srebrenica, won the Air Canada Grand Prize.
A standing ovation welcomed Tracey Ullman to the Rockies. She took home the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Network Award. Ullman has had a long career in both British and American TV, most recently as the star of HBO's Tracey Takes On.
True to form, Ullman took the opportunity in her acceptance speech to take on fellow comedian Jerry Lewis. He recently suggested that women didn't belong in comedy, and should just stay home and make babies.
In fact, a group of women picked up the Rockie for Best Comedy Series. It went to the British feminist comedy Smack the Pony.
The American cable network HBO earned two more Rockies, one for Best Continuing Series, which went to The Sopranos, and a second for the Best Made-for-TV Movie, A Lesson Before Dying.
Although nominated in several categories, Canadian productions won only three awards. The Sheldon Kennedy Story won the $20,000 Telefilm Canada Prize. And, Radio-Canada's Albertine, en cinq temps won the Rockie for Best Independent Canadian production in French.
The Rockie for animation went
to Canadians Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis for When the Day Breaks.
The show took more than four years to make. It has since won a Palme
d'Or at Cannes and been nominated for an Oscar. But, Tilby and Forbis
say, as former Albertans, no award could be more special than this.
TV Movie or Mini-series:
Comedy Program or Series:
News Information Series:
Talk/General Information Series
Pre-School Program or Series:
Childrens' or Youth Program or
Best Actor in a Continuing Leading
Best Actress in a Continuing Leading
Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic
Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic
Best Actor, Dramatic Program or
Best Actress, Dramatic Program
Best Performance in a Comedy Program
Best News Anchor:
Saint Paul University is reviewing the teaching contract of a priest being sued for sexual abuse of altar boys three decades ago.
Rev. Barry Glendinning, a retired Catholic priest who lives in Toronto and teaches a summer course in liturgy at Saint Paul, is the target of a civil law suit based on alleged incidents of sexual abuse between 1968 and 1974 in London, Ont.
In 1974, Father Glendinning was convicted of six counts of gross indecency.
After that, he was moved from the London diocese and sent to a therapy centre, the Southdown Institute, near Toronto.
In 1983, he was sent there again after being removed from a second diocese, in Edmonton.
After his second visit to the therapy centre, he returned to parish ministry work in Toronto.
Father Glendinning, who has admitted
to sexual improprieties with boys, told the Edmonton Journal in 1989
that with the help of ongoing therapy he had reformed and had been functioning
for years without relapse, which his superiors confirmed.
John, Guy and Ed Swales, who were 10, six and eight years old respectively in 1968, said they decided to go public with their story to rid themselves of the shadow which has hung over them since their boyhood experiences.
The brothers have said publicly that they were prompted to break their silence by the case of Sheldon Kennedy, the former NHL player who went public with his own story of sexual abuse in 1997.
The suit also names the Roman Catholic diocese of London, the Roman Catholic church, and the London District Catholic school board.
Allegations in a statement of claim remain to be proven in court.
Rev. Dale Schlitt, rector of Saint Paul, said that Father Glendinning had been teaching the summer course for several years before the administration knew about his past.
About a year ago, however, one of the deans, Rev. David Perrin, did learn of the incidents in London. But Father Perrin had not been aware Father Glendinning was an admitted repeat offender.
The university is now seeking legal advice on the issue.
"We're really walking a tightrope here between protection of rights of an individual and appropriate hiring at a Catholic university," Father Schlitt said. "We're doing our darndest to try to respect the charter of rights and freedoms to respect the image of Saint Paul University to be fair to everybody."
Father Schlitt added that another thing that changes the relationship between the university and Father Glendinning is: "It became a public discussion. And we had to ask ourselves, is it for the good of the university? Is it for the good of the individual accused here to continue our relationship?"
Father Schlitt said the university
will decide some time before the course begins in July.
A former North Vancouver minor hockey referee pleaded guilty on Wednesday to indecently assaulting two players.
Eric George Latter, 54, was originally charged with five counts involving two boys aged eight and 10. The charges dated back to the 1970s and included indecent assault, gross indecency and buggery.
Latter, who currently lives in High River, Alberta, pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting one young hockey player between 1972 and 1974 in North Vancouver City, North Vancouver District and Chilliwack.
He pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting another hockey playing boy between 1972 and 1976 in North Vancouver City and North Vancouver District.
The victims' names are banned from publication.
Details of the crime were not revealed in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday when a three-day trial was supposed to have started.
Instead, Crown lawyer Trevor Cockfield and Latter's lawyer David Batist negotiated guilty pleas outside the courtroom.
Cockfield asked Justice Donna Martinson to adjourn the case until late summer after Latter undergoes a psychiatric examination and a pre-sentencing report is conducted.
The balding Latter, with greying strawberry blond hair, a ruddy completion and a bushy handlebar moustache, spoke slowly when he said "guilty" to the two charges.
According to the North Vancouver RCMP, one of the victims came forward after being encouraged by the revelations of then-NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, who in 1997 publicly recounted his sexual abuse by a coach when Kennedy was a teenager junior-level hockey player in Swift Current. The coach, Graham James, was jailed 3½ years for sexually abusing Kennedy and another young player.
The investigation against Latter started in 1998. He was charged last June.
This article came from NS News.