‘Tudors’ rule at Geminis


“The Englishman’s Boy” and “The Tudors” were the big winners on Wednesday at the third and final Gemini Industry Gala, which saw 33 prizes handed out to TV shows in the drama, variety and comedy categories.

Based on Guy Vanderhaeghe’s award-winning 1996 novel about cowboys in 19th century Saskatchewan and the early days of Hollywood, “Englishman’s Boy” roped in awards for direction in a miniseries for John N. Smith, supporting actress in mini for Katharine Isabelle and costume design for Beverley Wowchuk, while Carmen Kotyk took the casting honor.

The miniseries, which aired on pubcaster CBC, stars Nicholas Campbell, Bob Hoskins, Michael Therriault and R.H. Thomson.

Peach Arch Entertainment’s “The Tudors” — produced in association with Reveille Eire, Working Title and CBC-TV — nabbed awards for supporting actress in a dramatic series (Maria Doyle Kennedy), photography in a dramatic series (Ousama Rawi), production design in a fiction program (Tom Conroy, Eliza Solesbury), and visual effects (Bob Munroe, Bret Culp, Terry Bradley, Lisa Carr-Harris, Bill Halliday, Warren Leathern and Bo Mosley).

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