August 25, 2009 / 9:26 PM / 9 years ago

"Flashpoint" leads Canada TV nominations

James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, laughs with actors Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni on the set of their television series "Flashpoint" where Moore announced the creation of the Canadian Media Fund during a news conference in Toronto March, 9, 2009. REUTERS/ Mike Cassese

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Canadian police drama “Flashpoint” collared a record 19 nominations on Tuesday at the Geminis, Canada’s television awards.

The CTV show, which airs on CBS in the United States, landed best actor nominations for leads Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni, and a best actress nod for Amy Jo Johnson. It also took four of the five best guest actor nods and three of the five nominations for guest actress.

It will compete for best drama alongside the CBC and Showtime’s “The Tudors,” the CBC and Ion Television’s “The Border,” the CBC’s “Being Erica,” and “ZOS: Zone of Separation,” an eight-part war drama on pay TV channels the Movie Network and Movie Central.

The best comedy category overlooked the CBC’s “Little Mosque on the Prairie” for the third year running and instead nominated perennials like the CBC’s “Rick Mercer Report” and “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” in addition to FX’s “Testees.” And the best Canadian reality TV series competition includes local versions of formats, including “Dragons’ Den,” “Project Runway Canada” and “The Week the Women Went.”

The bulk of the 99 awards will be given out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during industry dinners in Toronto on October 19 and 20. The main awards will be presented in Calgary on November 14, during a live telecast on Global Television and Showcase networks.

Editing by DGoodman at Reuters

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