Gemini Award

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Gemini Awards

The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada.

First awarded in 1986, the Geminis celebrate the achievements of TV members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Essentially, it presents awards for the best television productions in Canada, similar to the Emmy Awards in the United States. Awards are currently presented in 87 categories.

The Gemini Awards also include several special awards given out for various reasons such as lifetime achievement

Earle Grey Award

Everyear the awards present the Earle Grey Award to an individual or group performer for their lifetime achivement in Canadian Television.

see Earle Grey Award

Margaret Collier Award

Each year the Academy presented a writter with the Margaret Collier Award for their lifetime achievement.

see Margaret Collier Award

John Drainie Award

This award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to broadcasting in Canada. It is presented at the discretion of the Academy, not nessessarily every year.

see John Drainie Award

Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism

This award is presented to a Broadcast Journalist for an exceptional body of work in Canadian television journalism, or for significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian television journalism.

Donald Brittain Award

A Gemini Award presented to the show voted the best social/political documentary program.

Humanitarian Award

Starting in 2001 This award recognizes humanitarian efforts that improve the quality of people's lives and reduce suffering. The Gemini Humanitarian Award celebrates the efforts of an individual within the Canadian television industry, whose contributions and commitments to the community and public service exemplify compassion and humanitarianism outside of the television industry. The recipients receive a Gemini statuette and $10 000 CND

So far the list of recipiants is as follows

(2001) Donald Martin (2002) Wendy Crewson (2003) Max Keeping

Academy Achievement Award

This is the Gemini's true Lifetime Achievement Award. It is presented at the discretion of the Academy (not neccessarily every year, but since its inception there has never been a year without it). It was first presented in 1996.

see Academy Achievement Award

Multiculturalism Award & Canada Award

Called the Multiculturalism Award from 1988-1990 and the Canda Award from 1992 onward. This Award is presented to the television program that best reflects Canada's multicultural landscape.

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