"Tudors", Elvis Costello, triumph at Canada TV awards

Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:49pm EST
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - British actors and shows were the big winners at the Geminis, Canada's TV awards, on Saturday night.

Scotsman Robert Carlyle was named the best actor for his star turn in Syfy's "Stargate Universe".

"I feel like a stranger in the ranks here tonight. But thank you so much, I really value this dearly," said Carlyle, who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush in the sci-fi drama shot in Vancouver.

Musician Elvis Costello, took home the Gemini for best Canadian talk series for "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With..."

And the night of British triumphs also saw Showtime's "The Tudors", a Canadian-Irish TV co-production about English monarch Henry VIII, named best Canadian drama.

The HBO Canada comedy "Less Than Kind", a more recognizably Canadian series about a dysfunctional family in Winnipeg, won for best comedy, best series writing and best comedy acting for Benjamin Arthur.

In other acting categories, Caroline Cave won for her performance in the home-grown drama "Crash and Burn", Cle Bennett won for best supporting actor in "The Line", and Catherine Disher took home best supporting actress honors for her star-turn in the action drama "The Border".

The ceremony was hosted by "Glee" star Cory Monteith, who was born in Calgary and who plays football player and choir member Finn in the popular American TV musical comedy.

(Editing by Jill Serjeant)

<p>Actor Mark McKinney (C) of ' Less Than Kind ' holds the award for ' Best Comedy Program or Series ' along with other cast members, producers and writers during the 25th Gemini Awards in Toronto November 13, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Cassese</p>