“Call Me Fitz” Big Winner At Geminis

Rick Mercer and ”The Borgias” also honoured.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The 26th annual Gemini Awards were recently handed out, and the comedy “Call Me Fitz” came out on top.

Hosted by comedian Russell Peters, Canada’s best and brightest turned out in Toronto to honour home-grown talent in Canadian television. Fifty-two Gemini Award winners in News & Sports, Documentary, as well as Lifestyle and Reality categories were announcedat the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, while another 61 Gemini Award winners were announced in the Drama, Children’s or Youth, Comedy and Variety categories on Wednesday.

“Call Me Fitz” won the most awards over the course of the various ceremonies, receiving accolades for Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series, Best Direction, Best Actress (which went to Tracy Dawson), Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.”The Rick Mercer Report” won for Best Comedy, while “The Borgias” won for Best Drama. Best actor in a comedy went to Peter Keleghan of CBC’s “18 to Life,” and best actress in a drama was awarded to Michelle Thrush of “Blackstone” on APTN.

Canadian heavyweights like Alan Thicke and Hugh Dillon were on hand at the Geminis, and there were performances by Jim Cuddy, City and Colour, Deborah Cox, and Kellylee Evans.

“A big congratulations to all of tonight’s Gemini Award winners,” said Helga Stephenson, Interim CEO, ACCT, in an official press release. “We are delighted to be celebrating with such sensational Canadian talent who are truly outstanding representatives in their fields.”

The 26th Annual Gemini Awards will culminate with the Broadcast Gala on Wednesday, September 7th in Toronto with the presentation of the final seven awards. Hosted by comedian Russell Peters, the event will be broadcast at 8pm on CBC nationwide.