This week, the TV industry is celebrating. Thursday, a first ceremony rewarded the artisans of television and documentary. This Sunday, prizes will be awarded from mid-afternoon during a pre-Gala broadcast on ICI ARTV. In all, more than 140 Gemini will be awarded, including 17 during the gala hosted by Véronique Cloutier in the evening on ICI Télé. Audrey came back and That’s how I love you, two excellent series, lead the way with 13 nominations each. While the awards are presented by voting members of the Academy, the public could vote to present an award to the show that stood out in their eyes. The 20 nominees who have marked the imagination of the public and for which you can vote are…
ALERTS – season 2
This annual drama series follows the investigations of a special crimes against the person squad. At the same time, we always learn a little more about the lives of its investigators who all have their vulnerabilities. This second season ended with the rape of the investigator Lily-Rose by her fellow police officer Manuel Audet. The series garnered six nominations, among others for the interpretations of Danny Gilmore, Frédéric Pierre, Guy Jodoin, Sophie Prégent.
ONE WAY TICKET
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This drama series takes us behind closed doors as a helicopter carrying six important guests to a billionaire’s house lands on an island in the middle of nowhere. Every day, a member of the group disappears in strange circumstances relayed in viral videos. The series garners eight nominations including the interpretation of Luc Picard.
AUDREY IS BACK
This drama series lifts the lid on the rehabilitation of a young woman who has been in a coma for 16 years as she seeks to understand what happened to her, make up for lost time and regain her autonomy. The series garners 13 nominations. Denis Bouchard, Florence Longpré, Josée Deschênes, Martin-David Peters, Dominic St-Laurent and Joanie Guérin distinguished themselves.
WEEKENDS WELL – season 12
This evening talk show hosted by Julie Bélanger and José Gaudet (who bowed out at the end of the 12th season) welcomes beloved artists in a friendly and sometimes crazy setting. The show garnered three nominations.
THIS IS HOW I LOVE YOU – season 2
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This series transports us to the suburbs of Quebec in the 1970s when two couples, the Paquettes and the Delisles, defy boredom by improvising as criminals. In this second season, Huguette gains in confidence, a fight takes shape against Montreal and the women stand out. The series garners 13 nominations. We highlighted the performances of Marilyn Castonguay, Steve Laplante and Sophie Desmarais.
A large-scale variety adapted from a South Korean concept, this competition features artists in mind-blowing costumes and fiery staging. Investigating judges must guess their identity. The show garnered two nominations.
This annual series revolves around the Goulet farm and its daughters. Marie–Luce holds the fort and brings her family together despite everyone’s clumsiness and blunders. His daily life is not a long calm river since murders come to cast shadow on the municipality where the Costas, a branch of the mafia, have settled. All become a bit suspicious.
DISCUSSIONS WITH MY PARENTS – season 4
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This comedy brings together an intergenerational audience every week who enjoy seeing the relationship that François Morency has with his parents. In the last season, the comedian consolidated his romantic relationship, Rollande met his idol and Jean-Pierre multiplied his involvement in different groups.
This daily series has set the bar very high for its successors. We were more than 1.8 million riveted to our screens to follow the investigations of Commander Chiasson’s team. Nothing escaped them. The final season was marked by abrupt departures and questioning. She garnered five nominations.
LIVE FROM THE UNIVERSE
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France Beaudoin and her team never cease to surpass themselves to offer us surprising and moving moments. Despite the pandemic, they were able to maintain generous appointments and unusual musical performances. The year-end special still stands out with its kidnappers, too. The strain garnered four nominations for the New Year’s Day Special and two nominations for the regular season.
BETWEEN TWO SHEETS – season 2
This comedy takes place exclusively in the bedroom of couples of different ages and backgrounds. We can all identify with it in some ways. She garnered six nominations.
This satirical current affairs magazine which will begin its 23rd season is still just as relevant as when it started. Jean-René Dufort and his team have a way of picking up what’s beyond. Politics under the magnifying glass of Infoman often takes another tangent for our greatest pleasure. The magazine garners five nominations.
THE TRUE NATURE
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It is in his new chalet that Jean-Philippe Dion welcomed beloved personalities for 24 hours in order to get through the defining moments of their lives. The atmosphere is friendly, the confidences reveal the great sensitivity of the guests. The interview show garners three nominations.
THE ESCAPE – season 6
This drama series has made us see all the colors this season. First, we had to know who had killed Marie-Louise. Then, heavy cases were treated at L’Échappée. Then there was a conspiracy story. Finally, the season left us with what amounts to a sectarian collective suicide. The series garners four nominations.
This drama series has succeeded in hooking us despite the harshness and ingratitude of the environment by giving us access to young people confronted with the disease and who show resilience and solidarity. The final was rich in emotions. The series garnered two nominations.
ALL THE LIFE
This annual drama series has opened the doors to an unknown universe, that of young mothers or who are in the process of becoming one. There is a great diversity of characters and the richness of the plots of each of the teenagers. The final season revealed more about the life of Christophe who will inherit another series. She garnered nine nominations. The performances of Roy Dupuis, Paul Ahmarani, Marie-Ève Beauregard, Larissa Corriveau and Laurie Babin stood out.
1ST TIME – season 5
Véronique Cloutier is at the helm of this variety show in which she looks back on pivotal moments in the lives of her guests. Despite the pandemic and without an audience, the show has kept its benevolence, warmth and ingenuity. She garnered two nominations.
REVOLUTION – season 3
This new kind of dance competition has created a multigenerational gathering. Each week, you could see breathtaking performances even before seeing the famous revolution. She garnered three nominations.
ANOTHER STORY – season 4
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This annual drama series has sensitively tackled the subject of Alzheimer’s. Anemone was able to live her last years with all her children who became accomplices. She quietly mourned her memory to take charge of her last moments of life. There were many moving scenes in this final season which garnered four nominations.
A ZOO LIKE NO OTHER
It’s a real love story that Émilie and Clifford live with the public. Their love of animals, their investment in their well-being cannot leave us indifferent. They take care of injured, abandoned or end-of-life animals with immense kindness.
►37e Gemini Awards Gala
Sunday 8 p.m. on ICI TV. It is possible to vote for the public prize until 9 p.m. on the evening of the gala. publicprizefondscogeco.ca