The Gemini Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television industry, were presented in the documentary, lifestyle, news, and sports programming categories, at an industry gala. Some multiple winners include doc Reel Injun for the Canada Award and the best direction in a documentary program and Pixcom Productions’ License to Drill for best direction in a documentary series and best doc series.
Other award winners include White Pine Pictures’ Genius Within – The Inner Life of Glenn Gould for best biography documentary program, and the NFB/13 Production/Galafilm/Arte France copro Paris 1919 was awarded the best history documentary program. The Great Sperm Race from Cream Productions and Blink Entertainment Ltd. took home the best science, technology, nature, environment or adventure documentary program award, while in the lifestyle space, Sarah Richardson, host of Sarah’s House took the best host award and How to Look Good Naked Canada was named the best lifestyle/practical information series winner. Glutton for Punishment‘s ‘Gumbo Cook-Off’ episode won the best direction in lifestyle/practical information program or series category, while the best performing arts or arts documentary program or series went to Yap Films’ Fire Jammers.