“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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