‘DaVinci’ series tops Gemini noms

'Kennedy,' 'Lucille' tie for second with 9 nominations

TORONTO — “DaVinci’s Inquest,” the Barna Alper TV series, has received 10 nominations for this year’s Gemini Awards, Canada’s answer to the Emmys.

The series has been nominated for best dramatic series, editing in a dramatic program or series, performance by a lead actor (three noms), performance by an actor in a guest role (two), performance by an actress in a guest role (two) and performance by an actor in a featured role.

Tying for second with nine nominations apiece, are telepic “The Sheldon Kennedy Story,” the true story of a pro hockey player sexually abused in his youth by his coach, and “Dr. Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story,” a TV movie about a Quebec woman’s work in Africa.

“The Sheldon Kennedy Story” took nominations for best dramatic series, TV movie or dramatic miniseries; direction in a dramatic program or miniseries; editing; sound; music score; performance by a lead actor; performance by a lead actress; and performance by a featured supporting actor (two).

“Dr. Lucille” received nominations for best TV movie or dramatic miniseries, direction, writing, photography, sound editing, production design or art direction, costumes, original score, and performance by a lead actress.

Additional nods

Other nominees in the dramatic series category include “Drop the Beat,” and “Outer Limits IV,” both from Alliance Atlantis, “Stargate SG-1” and “Twice in a Lifetime.” Nominees for TV movie or dramatic miniseries include “Dead Aviators,” from Accent Entertainment; “Murder Most Likely,” another Alliance Atlantis production, with Two Bridges Entertainment and CTV; and “One Heart Broken Into Song,” produced by Terry Greenlaw and William MacGillivray.

The Academy for Canadian Cinema and Television presents the Geminis; winners will be announced Oct. 28-30 in Toronto at ceremonies hosted by Clifton Joseph, Carla Collins and Steve Smith.

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