The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recently announced its nominations for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards and the NFB obtained a whopping 17 nominations. Yippee! Nine distinct productions made the list and 2 of them, Reel Injun and Wapos Bay garnered 4 and 5 nominations respectively.
The Gemini Awards, which recognize the best in Canadian English-language television, will be presented later his fall (November 2, 3 and 13) in Toronto.
In the mean time, here are the nominations:
Paris 1919: Best History Documentary Program.
Passage: Best History Documentary Program.
Capturing Reality: Best Performing Arts Program or Series or Arts Documentary Program or Series.
Wapos Bay: Best Animated Program or Series; Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series (The Hardest Lesson, Trevor Cameron); Best Original Music for an Animated Program or Series (The Hardest Lesson, Ross Nykiforuk); Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program Program or Series (The Hardest Lesson, Trevor Cameron); Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series, Individual or Ensemble (It Came From Out There,
Waterlife.nfb.ca: Best Original Program or Series produced for Digital Media – Non-Fiction.
A Dream for Kabul: Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political/Documentary Program.
Reel Injun: Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political/Documentary Program; Best Direction in a Documentary Program (Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge); Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series (Claude Castonguay, Mona Laviolette); Best Visual Research (Elizabeth Klinck, Laura Blaney).
The Strangest Dream: Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series (Eric Bednarski, Barry Cowling.)
Congratulations to all!