"Tudors" crowned at Canada TV awards

Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:44am EDT
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Showtime's royals soap "The Tudors" and the Bob Hoskins miniseries "The Englishman's Boy" triumphed Wednesday at the Geminis, Canada's TV awards, claiming four trophies each.

Wednesday's ceremony -- the third straight day in which Geminis have been dished out -- covered drama, variety and comedy programming.

"The Tudors," a Canadian-Irish co-production that airs here on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., earned a best actress nod for Maria Doyle Kennedy's turn as Catherine of Aragon as well as Geminis for visual effects, production design and photography.

The other big winner was "The Englishman's Boy," which earned a supporting actress trophy for Katharine Isabelle along with hardware for costume design, casting and directing. The two-parter was filmed in Saskatchewan.

Elsewhere on the acting front, the Gemini for best supporting actor in a miniseries went to Peter MacNeill for his star turn in "Victor: The Victor Davis Story"; the supporting actor trophy for a dramatic series was earned by Jonas Chernick of "The Border"; while Gavin Crawford won the Gemini for best guest actor in a drama series for his work on "Murdoch Mysteries."

The Geminis will culminate with a final night of trophy giving November 28, as part of a national telecast.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter