Tudors heads into Geminis with four trophies in crown

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TORONTO -- CBC-TV's sexy period drama The Tudors is heading into next month's televised Gemini Awards gala with four trophies, while CTV's slick cop series Flashpoint boasts three.

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TORONTO — CBC-TV’s sexy period drama The Tudors is heading into next month’s televised Gemini Awards gala with four trophies, while CTV’s slick cop series Flashpoint boasts three.

Two of Canada’s biggest co-productions took the most hardware Tuesday at an industry awards ceremony honouring the best in Canadian youth, comedy, drama and variety television.

The Tudors, a lavish Canada-Ireland co-production starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, won drama trophies for best photography, best picture editing, best sound and best production design.

Flashpoint, a CTV/CBS co-production that led the race overall with 19 nominations, nabbed drama awards for best guest performance by an actress, Tatiana Maslany; best guest performance by an actor, Henry Czerny; and best title design.

The made-in-Manitoba CTV movie Elijah won two awards at Tuesday’s ceremony — best TV movie, and best writing (screenplay by Blake Corbet).

Another local production, the Citytv sitcom Less Than Kind, was a winner, with Kelly Makin receiving the Gemini for best direction in a comedy program or series.

The industry’s biggest awards will be handed out Nov. 14 in Calgary and will be broadcast on Global and Showcase.

Other multiple winners Tuesday included Space’s Stargate Atlantis, which won for best dramatic writing and makeup, and the Family Channel’s Life With Derek, which won for best children’s or youth series and best performance in a children’s or youth series.

CBC-TV’s The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos was named best talk series and the first season of CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada was named best variety show.

Corner Gas alum Gabrielle Miller earned best performance by a supporting actress in a drama series for CTV’s Robson Arms.

Another awards ceremony Monday celebrated the best in news, sports, documentary and lifestyles television.

Flashpoint initially led the nominees overall with a record 19 nods. After garnering three in the early ceremonies, it will compete for five more in next month’s bash.

— The Canadian Press/Staff

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