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Gemini Award Nominations 2010 – Animation

Welcome to Canimation – the Canadian animation blog written by your friendly neighbourhood  pro Canadian animation writers.  (Hmmm, did I get enough key words in there?)

Voting is open until Sept. 30, 2010 for the 25th annual Gemini Awards.  And we’d like to congratulate all of this year’s animation nominees (As well as all those unsung writers who weren’t nominated but still produced astoundingly great work!).

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM OR SERIES

Glenn Martin, DDS

Adam Shaheen

(Cuppa Coffe Studios, Tormante Animation, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.)

Guess With Jess

Tracey Dodokin, Ceri Barnes, Scoot Dyer, Jocelyn Hamilton, Doug Murphy, Jane Smith, Annika Bluhm

(Nelvana Limited, Classic Media Royalty House)

Johnny Test

Michael Hirsh, Toper Taylor

(Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc.)

Kid Vs Kat

Blair Peters, Chris Bartelman, Jamie Turner

(Studio B Productions, Jaimie Turner)

Wapos Bay

Dennis Jackson, Melanie Jackson, Anand Ramayya

(Wapos Bay Productions)

BEST CHILDREN’S OR YOUTH FICTION SERIES

Total Drama Action*

Tom McGillis, George Elliot, Brian Irving, Jennifer Pertsch

(Fresh TV Inc.)

(*TDA is the only animation program in this category. It’s competing with That’s So Weird!, Pillars of Freedom, Overruled! and Degrassi: The Next Generation.)


BEST CROSS-PLATFORM PROJECT – CHILDREN’S OR YOUTH

Stoked

Mark J.W. Bishop, Sasha Boersma, Ted Brunt, Matthew Hornburg, Tom McGillis

(Fresh TV, marblemedia)

Taste Buds

Mark J.W. Bishop, Sasha Boersma, Ted Brunt, Matthew Hornburg, Johnny Kalangis

(marblemedia)

Rollbots Online

Patrick Crowe, Keith Clarkson, Thomas Wallner

(Xenophile Media Inc.)

Overruled!: You Rule!

Shane Kinnear, Jay Bennett, Jérémie Bernard, Nicole Mickelow, Jarrett Sherman

(Smokebomb Entertainment, Shaftesbury Films Inc.)

BEST PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM OR SERIES

Dino Dan

J.J. Johnson, Matthew Bishop, Blair Powers

(Sinking Ship Entertainment)

Kids’ Canada

Phil McCordic, Erin Curtain, Nadine Henry, Marie McCann, Patty Sullivan, Jim Taylor

(CBC)

The Ocean Room

J.J. Johnson, Matthew Bishop, Blair Powers

(Sinking Ship Entertainment)

Peep And The Big Wide World

Vince Commisso, Kate Taylor, Marisa Wolsky

(9 Story Entertainment Inc., WGBH)

Wibbly Pig

Vince Commisso, Will Brenton, Helen Cadwallader, Steven Jarosz, Iain Lauchlan, Natalie Osborne

(9 Story Entertainment Inc., Wish)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CHILDREN’S OR YOUTH SERIES

Jamie Watson was nominated for Peep And The Big Wide World  “Magic Duck Dancing” / “Chirp Chirp, Tweet, Tweet, Chirp”

BEST PERFORMANCE IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM OR SERIES

Kristin Booth

Producing Parker  “The Skinny on Parker”

Kim Cattrall

Producing Parker  “The Skinny on Parker”

Sean Cullen

Jimmy Two Shoes  “Wish You Weren’t Here”

Cory Doran

Jimmy Two Shoes “Rear Pickle”

DerRic Starlight

Wapos Bay  “It Came from Out There”

BEST DIRECTION IN AN ANIMATED PROGRAM OR SERIES

Robin Budd

Producing Parker  “Eat, Pray Parker”

Trevor Cameron

Wapos Bay  “The Hardest Lesson”

Faruk Cemalovic

Stoked – “O Broseph, Where Art Thou?”

Ken Cunningham

Glenn Martin, DDS  “The Tooth Will Set You Free”

Johnny Darrell, Clint Butler

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5  “Junkyard Dogged”

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

FOR AN ANIMATED PROGRAM OR SERIES

Brian Carson

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5  “Mag Wheels”

Jonathan Evans, Gerard Tevlin

Guess With Jess  “How Can We Decorate the Christmas Tree?”

Ross Nykiforuk

Wapos Bay  “The Hardest Lesson”

And finally… Drumroll please!

BEST WRITING IN A

CHILDREN’S OR YOUTH PROGRAM OR SERIES

Trevor Cameron

Wapos Bay  “The Hardest Lesson”

Sheila Dinsmore, John De Klein

Busytown Mysteries  “The Sandcastle Squasher/The Strange Ski Tracks Mystery”

Scott Fellows

Johnny Test  “Papa Johnny/The Johnnyminster Dog Show”

Myra Fried, Steve Wright

Majority Rules  “Becky Takes A Pass”

Gary Pearson, Duncan McKenzie, Jerry Schaefer, Carolyn Taylor

That’s So Weird!  “Background Music”

Once again, Canimation congratulates all the nominees.

And while we’re at it, let’s give a shout out to all the amazing animation in Canada who’ve helped to make our country an animation leader across the globe.

Good luck and good writing to all!

-RP

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