And the Gemini goes to…

The 2011 Gemini Awards, were handed out Sept. 7th in Toronto and there was a big win for Prairie Dog Film & Television’s drama series Blackstone. Congratulations to Michelle Thrush on winning the Gemini for Best Actress in a Drama! This is the second Gemini award for Blackstone, the show also took home a Gemini Award for Best Achievement in Main Title Design.

AMPIA also extends its heartiest congratulations to the Alberta-based winners who received their Geminis at earlier award ceremonies.

Edmonton’s Clearwater Documentary won two Gemini Awards for The Code Breakers – ‘Best Science and Nature Documentary’ and ‘Best Photography in a Documentary Program’. The one hour documentary, written, produced and directed by filmmaker Tom Radford and Arctic scientist Niobe Thompson, also won multiple awards at AMPIA’s Rosie Awards in May.

Congratulations also go out to Calgary’s SEVEN24 Films for Alberta Watson’s ‘Best Performance in a Guest Role’ award for Heartland – Where the Truth Lies.

We salute our winners, and all our Alberta nominees – well done!