Giving a nod to the year’s best in Canuck English-language TV, The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced its picks for the 24th Annual Gemini Awards. Read on to see who’s topping the kids and toon categories.
Best Animated Program or Series: Jibber Jabber (Jibber Jabber Toons – David Bowes, Jim Corbett), Life’s a Zoo.tv (Cuppa Coffee Studios, Teletoon – Adam Shaheen), Rick and Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple in all the World (Cuppa Coffee Studios – Adam Shaheen, Christine Davis, Jaelyn Galbraith), RollBots (Amberwood Entertainment – Jonathan Wiseman, Chantal Ling, Sheldon Wiseman).
Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series: Instant Star 4 (Epitome Pictures – Linda Schuyler, David Lowe, Stephen Stohn, Stephanie Williams), The Latest Buzz (Decode Entertainment, Decode/Buzz Productions – Steven DeNure, Neil Court, Kevin May, Brent Piaskoski, Beth Stevenson), Life with Derek (Shaftesbury Films – Christina Jennings, Daphne Ballon, Jeff Biederman, Suzanne French, Scott Garvie, Laurie McLarty).
Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series: Aquateam (Arcadia Entertainment – Leanne Chisholm, John Wesley Chisholm), Mystery Hunters (Apartment 11 Productions – Jonathan Finkelstein, Jason Levy), Sci Q – Season 1 (Exploration Production – Edwina Follows, Andrew Burnstein, Jane Gilbert, Dave Litman), TVO Kids – Mark’s Moments (TVO – Marney Malabar, Daniel Bourne, Pat Ellingson, Mark Sykes)
Best Pre-School Program or Series: Are we there yet?: World Adventure (Sinking Ship Entertainment – J.J. Johnson, Matthew Bishop, Blair Powers), Get Ready for School (Gisele’s Big Backyard, TVO) (TVO – Kathilee Porter, Gisèle Corinthios, Pat Ellingson, Paul Gardner, Kids’ Canada (CBC – Phil McCordic, Sid Bobb, Erin Curtin, Nadine Henry, Marie McCann, Patty Sullivan), The Mighty Jungle (Halifax Film – Michael Donovan, Charles Bishop, Cheryl Hassen, Beth Stevenson, Katrina Walsh).
Best Cross Platform Project: Being Erica Interactive
(Temple Street Productions – Shawn Bailey, David Fortier, Jessie Gabe, Ivan Schneeberg), One Million Acts of Green – Interactive (CBC-The Hour – Jennifer Dettman, Julie List, Alex Liu, Paul McGrath, George Stroumboulopoulos), I Prophesy: The Future Revealed – Interactive (Henry Less Productions – James Milward, Sissy Federer-Less), Pop It! – Interactive (Hop To It Productions Inc. – Susan Nation, Nina Beveridge) and CBC News: Ormiston Online (CBC – Susan Ormiston, Allison Brachman, Karl Delgadillo, Paul Hambelton, Jeff Wyonch.)
For a complete list of nominees, check out www.geminiawards.ca.