|Canadian TV: either overdressed or underdressed|
The Gemini Award nominations were announced Tuesday in Toronto. Once again, every fucking thing ever made in Canada over the last 12 months was nominated. There are 107 bloody categories. Find the complete list here. Sorry, here.
CBC alone drew 151 nominations, or one for every ten viewers of The Hour.
Are there too many nominations when Kenny and Spenny are included in the best ensemble performance category? That would be yes.
Rookie writer Tim Cherry picked up a nomination for that TV-movie on his dad Grapes, Keep Your Head Up. I’ll drink to that.
Happy for the folks at That’s So Weird. The very entertaining YTV sketch comedy series received three nominations, including one for trooper Kayla Lorette and a nom for the writers. Season two of the series, which relocated to Halifax, begins in October.
It’s just that that’s so weird sums up too much about the Geminis, for this cranky critic at least. Too many categories, too many awards, not enough viewers. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. Nobody a foot outside the industry takes it seriously.
The show itself still has potential to entertain. The main Toronto gala will be broadcast Nov. 13, on the old Dumont network, I think. No, it’s Global and Showcase. I’m guessing the 13th is a Saturday.