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Winners at the Gemini Awards

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Well, that's it for another year - the Gemini Awards celebrating the best in Canadian film and television has drawn to a close. But what fun was had!


It all kicked off on the night of the August 30th, with two industry galas taking place over two nights. Call Me Fitz was the big winner, winning six Geminis, and it won again tonight with Tracy Dawson winning the Best Actress in a Comedy Series prize for her role as Meghan. Overall, 120 awards were handed out.


The Borgias, the historic drama based on the life of Pope Alexander VI and the Borgia family won the most coveted award - Best Dramatic Series - and the CBC's Rick Mercer Report won Best Comedy Series.


In Sport, James Duthie won best host on a sports program for NHL All-Star Fantasy Draft.


Back to acting, where Jason Priestley's portrayal of Fitz in Call Me Fitz lost out to Peter Keleghan of 18 to Life in the Best Actor in a Comedy Series category. Callum Keith Rennie won Best Actor in a Drama Series for his part in Shattered. Michelle Thrush, of Blackstone, won Best Actress in a Drama Series, and dedicated her award to Gordon Tootoosis, who died earlier this year. She said her fellow aboriginal had been a great encouragement when she was just a teen.


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Everyone was invited back to our Tom Green Room after the awards to partake in as much cheese as humanly possible, and you can check out some more photos of the stars on our Twitter feed, @CBCLive, and at facebook.com/cbclive


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