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2011 Gemini Awards – Animation Winners

Canimation belatedly celebrates this year’s Gemini Award winning animation writers and shows!

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

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. So let’s take a moment to celebrate all the nominees as well as the winners.

Best Animated Program or Series

(Sponsored by the Canada Media Fund)

Nominees

Glenn Martin DDS

City TV (Rogers)  (Cuppa Coffee Studios)

Adam Shaheen

Jimmy Two Shoes

Teletoon (Astral/Corus) (Breakthrough Entertainment)

Ira Levy, Mark Evestaff, Peter Williamson

Kid vs. Kat

YTV (Corus) (DHX Media Ltd.)

Blair Peters, Chris Bartleman, Chantal Hennessey

March of the Dinosaurs

Shaw Media (Shaw Media)

(Yap Films, Wide Eyed Entertainment)

Elliott Halpern, Pauline Duffy, Jasper James

And the winner is:

Hot Wheels – Battle Force Five

Teletoon (Astral/Corus) (Nelvana Limited)

Doug Murphy, Tina Chow, Ken Faier, Ace Fipke, Chuck Johnson, Pam Lehn, Audu Paden, Ira Singerman, Barry Waldo, Irene Weibel

Hot Wheels - Battle Force 5

Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series

Nominees

Kid vs. Kat – Kat To The Future Part 1

YTV (Corus)

Rob Boutilier, Josh Mepham

League of Super Evil Voltina

YTV (Corus)

Sebastian Brodin, Steve Sacks

Hot Wheels – Battle Force Five – Sol Survivor

Teletoon (Astral/Corus)

Johnny Darrell, Mike Dowding, Andrew Duncan

Rob the Robot – Puzzled

TVO (TVOntario)

Phillip Stamp

 March of the Dinosaurs

Shaw Media (Shaw Media)

Matthew Thompson

And the winner is:

Glenn Martin DDS – Date with Destiny

City TV (Rogers)

Ken Cunningham

Glenn Martin DDS

Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series

Nominees

Kid vs. Kat – Fangs For The Memories

YTV (Corus)

Hal Beckett

Sidekick – Identity Crisis/Fart of Darkness

YTV (Corus)

Don Breithaupt, Anthony Vanderburgh

Rob the Robot – Space Race

TVO (TVOntario)

Serge Côté

And the winner is:

League of Super Evil – Ant-archy

YTV (Corus)

Hal Beckett

League of Super Evil

Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series

Nominees

Jimmy Two Shoes – Bird Brained

Teletoon (Astral/Corus)

Sean Cullen

Stella and Sam – Night Fairies

Playhouse Disney Canada (Astral)

Rachel Marcus

Stella and Sam – Night Fairies

Playhouse Disney Canada (Astral)

Miles Johnson

League of Super Evil – Force Fighters VI

YTV (Corus)

Colin Murdock

And the winner is:

Babar and the Adventures of Badou – Neigbourly Nice Day 19A

YTV (Corus)

Gordon Pinsent

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

Best Pre-School Program or Series

Nominees

Dino Dan

TVO (TVOntario) (Sinking Ship Entertainment)

J.J. Johnson, Matthew J.R. Bishop, Blair Powers

Kids’ Canada – Wowie Woah Woah

CBC (CBC)

Phil McCordic, Sid Bobb, Erin Curtin, Ali Eisner,Nadine Henry, Marie McCann, Patty Sullivan

Stella and Sam

Playhouse Disney Canada (Astral)

(Radical Sheep Productions)

John Leitch, Michelle Melanson

TVOKids – Gisèle’s Big Backyard

TVO (TVOntario)

(TVOntario)

Jennifer McAuley, Gisèle Corinthios, Patricia Ellingson, Paul Gardner

And the winner is:

The Mighty Jungle

CBC (CBC)

(DHX Media Ltd.)

Katrina Walsh, Charles Bishop, Michael Donovan, Beth Stevenson

The Mighty Jungle

Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series – Sponsored by the Independent Production Fund

Nominees

Almost Naked Animals – Better Safe and Sorry

YTV (Corus)

Seán Cullen

Degrassi – My Body is a Cage Part 2

MuchMusic (Bell Media)

Michael Grassi

 League of Super Evil – Voltina

YTV (Corus)

Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee, Davila LeBlanc

How to be Indie – How to get Plugged In

YTV (Corus)

Anita Kapila

And the winners are:

Spliced – Pink

Teletoon (Astral/Corus)

Richard Elliott, Simon Racioppa

Spliced

Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth – Sponsored by the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund

Nominees

Skatoony Interactive

Teletoon (Astral/Corus)  (marblemedia)

Mark J. W. Bishop, Ted Brunt, Julie Dutrisac, Matthew Hornburg, Johnny Kalangis

Stella and Sam Interactive Adventures

Disney Junior (Astral)   (Zinc Roe Inc.)

Anne-Sophie Brieger, Robert Ardiel, Jason Krogh, Davin Risk

The Baxter Online Experience

Family Channel (Astral)

(Shaftesbury / Smokebomb Entertainment)

Shane Kinnear, Jay Bennett, Daniel Dales, Nicole Mickelow, Jarrett Sherman

And the winner is:

Babar and the Adventures of Badou Interactive

YTV.com (Corus) (Watch More TV Interactive Inc.)

Caitlin O’Donovan

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

The Call me Fitz pilot took top honors for Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety or Performing Arts Program or Series.  But two animated entries also earned nominations in this category.

 Bolts & Blip – Robots Don’t Dream Part 1

Teletoon (Astral/Corus)

Roberto Capretta, Kevin Bonnici, Melissa Glidden, Edwin Janzen, Tim O’Connell

League of Super Evil – Ant-archy

YTV (Corus)

Jonny Ludgate, Ewan Deane, Steffan Andrews, Pat Haskill, Gordon Sproule

And finally, an animated property won for Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction.

DatingGuy.com

Matthew Hornburg, Mark J. W. Bishop, Ted Brunt, Julie Dutrisac, Johnny Kalangis

The Dating Guy

Congratulations one and all. Better late than never, right?

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