Network wins five trophies at Gemini TV Awards

CTV’s Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Games coverage brought home the gold at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s 25th Gemini TV Awards, winning five trophies, including best live sporting event, and a special award for outstanding technical achievement in digital media.

In total 50 Geminis and four special awards were handed out at Tuesday night’s industry event honoring the best in domestic documentaries, lifestyle, news and sport programming and digital media.

Wednesday night will see 38 Geminis bestowed in drama, children’s, comedy and variety other categories, while the remaining 19 marquee prizes will be handed out Nov. 13 at a live gala broadcast hosted by “Glee” star Cory Monteith.

Pubcaster CBC was another big winner with its various news and info programs nabbing 10 trophies, including best anchor for CBC Toronto’s Diana Swaine.

Docu “Reel Injun,” a Rezolution Pictures co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, won Geminis for director Neil Diamond and its visual research team, as well as the Canada Award, which honors mainstream TV programming that reflects Canada’s racial and cultural diversity.

“Licence to Drill,” which airs on Canada’s Discovery Channel, won best docu series and best direction in a docu series.

The Gemini Humanitarian Award was presented to Joy Coghill, co-founder of the Performing Arts Lodge Vancouver, and the 2010 Masterworks Honoree was long-running show “The New Music,” broadcast on City-TV and MuchMusic.

For a complete list of Tuesday’s Gemini Award winners visit http://www.geminiawards.ca/gemini25

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