League of Super Evil” nominated for five Geminis

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League Of Super Evil

League Of Super Evil

Nerd Corps Entertainment’s “League Of Super Evil” has been nom­i­nated for five Gem­ini Awards, the Cana­dian equiv­a­lent of the Emmys.

The Acad­emy of Cana­dian Cin­ema and Tele­vi­sion announced nom­i­na­tions Wednes­day for the 26th annual Gem­ini Awards, cel­e­brat­ing the best in Cana­dian English-language tele­vi­sion and dig­i­tal media.

For the League Of Super Evil episode Voltina, Sebas­t­ian Brodin and Steve Sacks were nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. That same episode led to Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee and Davila LeBlanc being nom­i­nated for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series.

Hal Beck­ett was nom­i­nated for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for the LSE episode Ant-Archy. The seg­ment also earned Roberto Capretta, Kevin Bon­nici, Melissa Glid­den, Edwin Janzen and Tim O’Connell a nom­i­na­tion for Best Sound in a Com­edy, Vari­ety or Per­form­ing Arts Pro­gram or Series.

And for the League of Super Evil episode Force Fight­ers VI, Colin Mur­dock is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Kid Vs Kat and Stella And Sam both have been nom­i­nated for three Gem­ini Awards.

DHX Media Ltd.‘s Kid vs. Kat has been nom­i­nated for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. As well, Rob Boutilier and Josh Mepham are up for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for the Kid vs. Kat episode Kat to the Future: Part 1. And Hal Beck­ett is nom­i­nated for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for the episode Fangs for the Mem­o­ries.

Rad­i­cal Sheep Pro­duc­tions’ Stella and Sam has been nom­i­nated for Best Pre-School Pro­gram or Series. For Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, Rachel Mar­cus and Miles John­son have received sep­a­rate nom­i­na­tions for their work in the Stella and Sam episode Night Fairies.

Sev­eral series each received two Gem­ini nominations.

Cuppa Coffee’s Glenn Mar­tin, DDS was nom­i­nated for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. For the episode “Date with Des­tiny,” Ken Cun­ning­ham was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Nel­vana Limited’s Hot Wheels: Bat­tle Force 5 is up for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, while the episode “Sol Sur­vivor” has earned Johnny Dar­rell, Mike Dowd­ing and Andrew Dun­can a nod for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

Break­through Entertainment’s Jimmy Two-Shoes was also nom­i­nated for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series. Sean Cullen is up for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for his work in the episode “Bird Brained.”

Round­ing up the nom­i­nees for Best Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series is March of the Dinosaurs, co-produced by Yap Films and Wide Eyed Enter­tain­ment. The show’s Matthew Thomp­son is nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series.

The Rob the Robot episode “Puz­zled” has earned Phillip Stamp a nod for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series, while Serge Côté is up for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for another episode, “Space Race.”

Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock (Panacea Entertainment/The Thing With Feath­ers Prods.), a minis­eries com­bin­ing live action and ani­ma­tion, has been nom­i­nated for Best Children’s or Youth Fic­tion Pro­gram or Series.

Side­kick is up for Best Orig­i­nal Music Score for an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series for its episodes “Iden­tity Crisis”/“Fart of Dark­ness.” Don Bre­i­thaupt and Anthony Van­der­burgh are the nominees.

For Best Sound in a Com­edy, Vari­ety or Per­form­ing Arts Pro­gram or Series, the Bolts & Blip episode Robots Don’t Dream, Part 1 has led to a nom­i­na­tion for Roberto Capretta, Kevin Bon­nici, Melissa Glid­den, Edwin Janzen and Tim O’Connell.

Other nom­i­nees for Best Writ­ing in a Children’s or Youth Pro­gram or Series include Seán Cullen for the Almost Naked Ani­mals episode Bet­ter Safe and Sorry and Richard Elliott and Simon Racioppa for the Spliced episode Pink.

Round­ing out the final­ists for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­mated Pro­gram or Series is vet­eran Cana­dian actor Gor­don Pin­sent for his voice work on “Neigh­bourly Nice Day 19A,” an episode of Babar And The Adven­tures Of Badou.

Cel­e­bra­tions for the 26th Annual Gem­ini Awards will take place over three nights in Toronto, begin­ning Tues­day, August 30 and con­tin­u­ing Wednes­day August 31 at the Metro Toronto Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, cul­mi­nat­ing Sep­tem­ber 7 at the Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion with a live broad­cast on CBC Television.

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