Other confirmed presenters include:
The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will air live on CBC in a special one-hour broadcast. With an already impressive list of presenters, expect a jam packed show, full of spectacular visuals and incredible musical performances, which are to be announced later this week.
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time: 8 p.m. ET (8:30 NT) on CBC
Where: CBC Studios (tune in nationwide)
Fans can also experience the show from a unique perspective online, alongside digital host Tom Green, in the Tom Green Room. The live stream begins at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) television broadcast.
Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, The Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television and new media industries. The Gemini Awards bring together over 2,500 of Canada's most gifted craftspeople, producers and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries. The Gemini Awards were launched in 1986.
For further information, contact:
CBC: Renee Weekes, Veritas Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-640-4155 / 416-894-7209 (mobile)
ACCT: Suzan Ayscough, Director Communications, Marketing & Development (Interim)
416-366-2227 (Ext. 231)