We considered today’s best viral videos through the lens of wins and fails.
WIN: Teen magician is actually funny
This teen magician gets mega laughs from the audience, but it’s genuine laughter, not a few stifled giggles from his parents and their friends. The magician does the tricks we’re all used to: turning purple ribbons blue and splitting them in two. But we kept watching because of his sense of humor, which is basically in line with a young Sheldon Cooper mixed with Bill from Freaks and Geeks. The kid is also introduced by Neil Patrick Harris, which isn’t too shabby. [reddit]
FAIL: Reporter walks into a pole
This CTV reporter is chasing after a source who doesn’t want to comment on the story. He’s so focused on asking questions that he doesn’t even realize the giant pole right in front of him. Worse, his collision is all caught on camera and then put in slow motion for our benefit. I guess the good thing is, his source stopped to help him up. Maybe he got the story after all?
FAIL… AND THEN WIN! Baby escapes from crib
This mischievous baby was planning his great escape for a while so his mom decided to put a camera in his room to see how it all unfolded. At first the little tyke falls back into his crib but he’s more successful the second time round.
Sad news for music fans in Canada: MuchMusic wants to cut down the amount of music videos it plays even more, reports CHARTattack.
Last week CTV Limited, the company which owns MuchMusic, applied to change their current license with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The proposed changes would affect the amount of music videos played on the station as well as remove French language programming and increase music-related feature films.
MuchMusic has gradually been playing less and less music videos and moving more towards other kinds of programming. Now they want to cut the number of music videos they play in half.
The proposed new licence would change the number of shows which consist of music related programming and music videos from filling 50 per cent of each broadcasting week to just 25 per cent.
CTV’s reasoning? The application to the CRTC reads, “Music videos no longer distinguish the service as they are readily available through other sources.” This isn’t great news for music enthusiasts if the application for the new license is accepted.
What’s your take? Do you still watch MuchMusic or do you check out “other sources” for music videos?
The Canadian actor, best known for his role as Hank Yarbo in Corner Gas, has been spending the past few weeks in his own private, fully-equipped chalet in Whistler.
“I’m like in heaven. I don’t have cable at home.”
Ewanuick, 42, scored his Rocky Mountain pad when he was selected by the Vancouver Olympic Committee (VANOC) to host the Olympic Victory Ceremonies in Whistler: a set of live performances each evening starring some of the world’s top acts.
“It’s such a blast. I think they said that the capacity is 8000, and we’ve been at capacity every night.”
Ewanuick has introduced artists such as Feist, The All-American Rejects, K’naan, Estelle, Usher, and The Fray. However, Ewanuick argues that some of the best music comes from the Olympic fans.
It looks like Paris Hilton isn’t the only one on a nation-wide search for a new BFF. But this time, don’t count on any input from Tinkerbell.
SIRIUS Canada announced in a press release yesterday that Canadian comic Russell Peters was in partnership with the satellite radio company to find Canada’s next big stand-up comedian. SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Russell Peters’ Search for Canada’s BFF (“BFF,” in this case standing for, ”Best Funny Five”), is a national talent search to find the Canadian amateur stand-up comedian with the best five-minute set.
The winner will receive the opportunity to open with their five-minute act for Peters on his upcoming North American tour. The winning comedian will also receive a $2,500 “appearance fee,” travel and accommodation for two, VIP backstage treatment, and the chance to hang out with Peters before the show.
If you mixed “The Hills” with TSN, you’d get “Over the Bolts,” MTV Canada’s brand new reality show that documents the country’s national snowboard team as they vie for 18 Olympic spots.
The show premieres this Sunday at 10 p.m. on MTV, but we got to see the first two episodes before its debut. And let’s just say you can already set the Tivo because “Over the Bolts” is as addictive as they come!
Michael Lambert, one of the country’s top snowboarders who stars in the show, admits there’s just something about reality TV that gets you hooked. “One of my friends was on the show ‘The City,’ Duncan Davies, so I enjoyed watching it and watching him interact with his girlfriend and stuff like that,” shares the athlete. “I think the dangerous thing about any of those TV shows is you can say ‘even though I may not watch them, every one of them is addictive.’ I could just watch two episodes and I could be hooked on any of them,” he laughs.
Eight seasons running. A cult in Canadian pop culture. Winners of the Gemini, Teen Choice and Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
And now Degrassi: The Next Generation finally boasts its first red-carpet TV movie.
But known as a “show of the people”, the season 8 finale Paradise City: Degrassi Goes Hollywood premiere last Wednesday night at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema, allowed tons of lucky special-bracelet-wearing fans bask in Degrassi glory. A free-for-all for snagging autographs and pictures from their favorite cast members, and what’s more- the opportunity to enjoy the movie side-by-side with them too.
And the word got out not only to lucky fans. Among a packed-to-the-brim theatre audience was Camp Rock 2 stars Jordan Francis and Matthew “Mdot” Finley, So You Think You Can Dance Canada winner Nico Archambault, MuchMusic VJ Devon Soltendieck and MTV Live‘s Nicole Holness.
We are not generally into the whole sci-fi thing but this show looks pretty good. It should be considering it’s the same team who came up with Grey’s Anatomy. Defying Gravity follows a group of eight young astronauts on a six year space mission. There is comedy, politics and some romance (leave it to Jordan to focus on sex, even when it’s in outer space). We sat down with Laura Harris who is one of the stars of Defying Gravity. Check out the show airing on CTV and ABC sunday evenings.
It’s every man’s dream to be able to read minds (and we all know why for obvious reasons) but here at andPOP we haven’t developed that talent. However CTV/NBC have developed a show following paramedic Toby Logan who has this special skill. andPOP dropped by the set of The Listener for a behind the scene look at the show.
MTV Canada has recently announced a joint project with CTV and Free Form Productions Inc. called “Peak Season.” The supposedly unscripted show is currently in production in Whistler, B.C.
“Peak Season” is being filmed in a world-class ski resort and will focus on the lives, loves and “true-life drama” of a group of twenty-somethings.
CTV has struck a deal with ABC to webcast some of the top rated American programs including Lost, Desperate Housewives and Grey’s Anatomy.
The shows have been available online in the United States for years, but distributing laws have kept them off Canadian web browsers.
Viewers will be able to see the last three episodes of each series – right now that includes the two episodes broadcast before the shows finished because of the writers strike.
The episodes will be available for free streaming for 28 days after the original broadcast date.
Lost will also include web features – including the 13 webisodes that were distributed online in the U.S. already.
Leah Miller will be the host of the new Canadian show, “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” airing on CTV later this year.
“Leah’s vibrant charm, previous hosting experience and knowledge of dance makes her an ideal host for this exciting new series. Fun, smart and quick on her feet, viewers and competitors will fall in love with her,” said Susanne Boyce, president, creative, content and Channels of CTV.
Miller is the current host of Muchmusic’s program Much on Demand.
“I cried my eyes out when I found out – I am ecstatic! I have such respect for what dancers are capable of and I am a huge fan of the format. Hosting the homegrown edition of So You Think You Can Dance is such a privilege for me,” Miller said.
Auditions for the show kick off Monday in Vancouver and continue across the country until June.
With no end in sight to the Hollywood writers’ strike, American TV networks have been looking to Canada for new content – and this time, it’s CTV’s “The Listener” that will be reaching south.
NBC has bought 13 episodes of the Canadian-made drama, which follows a young paramedic who has the power to hear people’s thoughts.
The show is being produced by Toronto’s Shaftesbury Films, and is also set in the city.
It is currently in pre-production and will begin shooting this spring.
Just this week, CBS announced it had bought 13 episodes of the CTV cop drama “Flashpoint.”
Other Canadians shows reportedly drawing interest from U.S. broadcasters are the CBC drama “The Border,” Global’s new series “The Guard” and CBC’s comedy series “Sophie.”
Television addicts rejoice: “Lost” is back!
Notoriously secretive, producers producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof would only spill a single line of dialogue to Entertainment Weekly.com: ”I’m thinking of growing a beard.” But who will speak this crucial line? Oh, the suspense!
For the answer to that burning question – along with other little ones like, say, will the Losties be rescued or do they face certain death? – be sure to check tune in to CTV at 8 p.m. ET.
With most shows on hiatus until the Writer’s Guild of America strike is resolved, the intense series can probably expect huge ratings for tonight’s 2-hour season premiere event.
Need a refresher on what the heck is going on? Check out EW.com’s cheat sheet.
In the tradition of “Due South” and “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” a Canadian TV series has been picked up by a U.S. broadcaster.
CBS has bought 13 episodes of CTV’s “Flashpoint,” a new police drama being written and created by Canadian actors Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern.
The series will follow an elite tactical police unit and stars Enrico Colantoni (“Veronica Mars”), Hugh Dillon (“Durham County”) and David Paekau (“Whistler”).
According to CTV, it will be shown on both American and Canadian TV for the fall 2008 season.
The one-hour series is currently in pre-production, with production set to begin in Toronto in April.
Television networks have been casting their nets far and wide for new on-air content as the writers’ strike heads into its fourth month.
Kicked off by a Canadian roast care of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, the 2007 CTV Upfront Presentation gave advertisers a sneak peak at CTV’s new fall lineup on Monday in Toronto.
CTV will air seven new shows this fall that the network hopes will capture and tantalize Canadian audiences:
Some of the new shows look like sure-fire hits – Big Shots and the Big Bang Theory are destined to join my PVR. However, there was some question as to how Pushing Daises and Moonlight will fare in today’s television world, which has a history of sci-fi flops.
The party didn’t attract as many big name celebs as last year’s festivities, but there were enough to keep things crowded.
Shemar Moore, on hand to promote Criminal Minds and just three days after his DUI arrest, was like Elvis – women flocked, surrounded, and pounced. When asked what was better looking, CTV’s fall line-up or Shemar himself, Moore replied, “I can’t compete.” He then promptly lifted his shirt, exposing his abs for the wistful ladies. I almost bought that modest act for a minute…
Other celebrities in attendance included Private Practice’s Walsh, some of the dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and the cast of Degrassi.
CTV also announced they have acquired Canadian broadcasting rights for Live Earth, while securing a partnership with the NFL.
Much like 2005’s Live 8 benefit shows, Live Earth will host nine concerts around the world in an effort to fight global warming. The concerts, which will air on July 7, will reach an estimated two billion viewers on NBC, CTV and MSN (among others).
For the first time, the Super Bowl is joining the Academy Awards on one network. CTV is calling it “Super February.” NFL fans will get a chance to catch regular season early Sunday games, a robust NFL playoff slate and, of course, the Super Bowl.
Global will unveil its fall schedule on Wednesday.
CTV unveiled its fall lineup Monday at a ceremony in downtown Toronto, and despite the network’s already packed schedule, it was able to find room for seven new shows.
For the fourth year in a row, CTV finished the season at number one, gaining ratings in all of its demographics.
To its fall schedule, the network will be adding four new dramas and three new comedies. The dramas include: “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” starring Matthew Perry; “Smith,” starring Ray Liotta; “Justice,” starring Victor Garber; and “The Nine,” which is producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s new show. The comedies include “Let’s Rob,” “30 Rock” and “The Class.”
“It’s another balanced schedule with strength across the week and power across every genre. Its star power, pedigree and Canadian hits standing shoulder to shoulder with their American counterparts,” says Susanne Boyce, CTV president of programming and chair of the CTV media group.
And CTV has found a way to schedule around the heavily sought after Thursday at 9 p.m. slot ? which is a heavy competition one in the U.S. CTV broadcasts “The O.C.,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “C.S.I.” so it will air the first two shows before the U.S., beginning at 7 p.m.
It will also follow suit with ABC, and will premiere the new show,” Justice” in August, and then when the MLB playoffs begin, “Lost” will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. for seven straight episodes before its winter hiatus.
Not only will CTV be airing the Olympics in 2010 and 2012, but they will also have a familiar face reporting on them.
CTV announced yesterday that Brain Williams of CBC will be joining the network in the new year.
“Brian Williams has been the face of the Olympics for Canadians for decades and we’re delighted that he will bring this legacy to CTV for 2010 and 2012,” says Rick Brace, president of CTV Inc.
Williams will also be featured on TSN, as well as other sporting assignments and will be the network’s primetime anchor for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics.
“For more than 30 years, I’ve enjoyed tremendously my role with the CBC. Now, I look forward to joining the CTV/TSN team and the opportunity to play a role in shaping coverage for Vancouver 2010,” Williams said after the announcement had been made.
The nominees were announced this week for the 20th annual Gemini Awards.
CTV’s recently cancelled The Eleventh Hour, a drama series about life at a newsmagazine, leads all nominees with 15 nods.
Three CBC shows follow: The Fifth Estate with 14 nominations, docu-miniseries Sex Traffic, about the international slave trade, also with 14 and the legal drama This Is Wonderland with 12.
This year, viewers are encouraged to get involved by voting for their favourite television host from more than sixty choices in the Lifestyle, Talk and Practical Information categories.
Viewers can vote on geminiawards.ca. The top 10 will be announced on Oct. 20.
The awards are handed out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and recognize achievements in Canadian English language television.
The Geminis will be handed out at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Nov. 19. Global Television will broadcast the event beginning at 8 p.m.
20th Gemini Nominations:
Best TV Movie
Burn: The Robert Wraight Story
(Tapestry Pictures, Alberta Filmworks)
Doug MacLeod, Randy Bradshaw, Heather Haldane, Mary Young Leckie
Except the Dying
(Shaftesbury Films Inc., Original Pictures Inc.)
Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Laura Harbin, Virginia Rankin, Kim Todd
Last Casino, The
Greg Dummett, Madeleine Henrie
(Haddock Entertainment Inc., Odd Man Out Films Inc., Sarrazin-Couture Entertainment)
Pierre Sarrazin, Lynn Barr, Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown, Arvi Liimatainen
Tripping The Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery
(Galafilm Productions Inc)
Anne Marie La Traverse, Francine Allaire, Arnie Gelbart
Best Dramatic Mini-Series
(Whizbang Films, Sound Venture International)
Paul Gross, Frank Siracusa
Lives Of The Saints
(Capri Films Inc., Giovanna Arata, R.T.I S.p.A)
Gabriella Martinelli, Giovanna Arata
(Big Motion Pictures Ltd., Granada Television, in association with the CBC)
Wayne Grigsby, Michele Buck, David MacLeod, Derek Wax
Best Dramatic Series
Da Vinci’s Inquest
(Haddock Entertainment, Barna-Alper Production)
Laszlo Barna, Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown, Arvi Liimatainen
Degrassi: The Next Generation
(Epitome Pictures Inc.)
Stephen Stohn, Aaron Martin, Linda Schuyler
(Keatley Entertainment, Bread and Butter Productions Inc)
Julia Keatley, Gigi Boyd, Michael MacLennan
(Shaftesbury Films Inc.)
Christina Jennings, Tom Chehak, Scott Garvie, Laura Harbin, Shane Kinnear, Virginia Rankin
The Eleventh Hour
(Norstar Filmed Entertainment)
Peter Simpson, Semi Chellas, Ilana Frank, Daphne Park, Ray Sager, David Wellington
This Is Wonderland
(Indian Grove Productions Ltd.)
Bernard Zukerman, Michael Prupas, Dani Romain, George F. Walker
Best Comedy Program or Series
(Prairie Pants Productions II Inc)
Mark Farrell, Brent Butt, Paul Mather, David Storey, Virginia Thompson
(S & S Productions Inc.)
Rick Green, David C. Smith
Puppets Who Kill
(PWK Productions Inc.)
Marianne Culbert, John Leitch, John Pattison, Shawn Alex Thompson
The Newsroom Season III
(100 Percent Film & Television)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes – Cycle XII
Michael Donovan, Geoff D’Eon, Mark Farrell, Jack Kellum, Susan MacDonald, Jenipher Ritchie
Best Music, Variety Program or Series
2004 Canadian Country Music Awards
(Big Green Hat Productions)
2004 MuchMusic Video Awards
David Russell, John Kampilis
Canadian Idol – Season Two
(Insight Production Co. Ltd., in association with CTV)
John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Sue Brophey, Martha Kehoe, Mark Lysakowski
Live at the Rehearsal Hall
John Gunn, Robert Benson
The Chieftains In Canada
Geoff D’Eon, Michael Lewis
Best News Information Series
CBC News: Marketplace
Tassie Notar, Sheilagh D’Arcy McGee, Leslie Peck
CBC News: Venture
Dianne Buckner, Patsy Pehleman
Malcolm Fox, Anton Koschany
Brian Coxford, David Ingram
the fifth estate
David Studer, Sally Reardon
Best Reality Program or Series
Jean-Fran?ois Monette, Hans Rosenstein, Debbie Travis
CBC News: Venture: The Town Doctor
Tracie Tighe, Patsy Pehleman
Made To Order
(Mercer Street Films 2 Inc)
Henry Less, Michael Rubino
Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Series
Chef At Large
(Cellar Door Productions)
Gretha Rose, Johanna Eliot
Debbie Travis’ Facelift
(Whalley-Abbey Media/Facelift Productions Inc.)
Hans Rosenstein, Debbie Travis
Michael Prini, Sarah Richardson
Holmes On Homes
(Make It Right II Productions)
Scott Clark McNeil
The Surreal Gourmet
(Salad Daze Productions III INC.)
Lon Hall, Dale Burshtein, Beth Fanjoy
Best Talk Series
CBC Newsworld: Mansbridge One on One
Jonathan Whitten, Jasmin Tuffaha
Health on the Line
(HOTL IV Productions Inc.)
Hedy Korbee, Lesley Birchard, Linda Boyle, Jennifer Fraser, Bonnie Hewitt, Terra Renton, Karen Yarosky
Janet Thomson, Donna Lee Aprile, Alice Hopton
(Medical Hot Seat Productions)
Hedy Korbee, Helen Bagshaw, Linda Boyle, Greg Dennis, Jeanette Diehl, Jennifer Fraser
(Agincourt Productions Inc.)
Jordan Schwartz, Mark Fuller, Cynthia Ott
Best Biography Documentary Program
Lord Black of Crossharbour: The Life and Times of Conrad Black
Marie Natanson, Linda Laughlin
Madiba: The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela
Ronnie Hawkins: Still Alive And Kickin’
(Real to Reel Productions Inc., In association with CTV)
The Biographer’s Voice: The Life and Times of Peter C. Newman
(90th Parallel Productions)
Gordon Henderson, Mike Sheerin
The Greatest Canadian: The Great Tommy Douglas
Guy O’Sullivan, Rachel Houlihan
The True Intrepid
Best Animated Program or Series
(Breakthrough Films & Television, Atomic Cartoons, TeleImage Kids)
Ira Levy, Philippe Alessandri, Trevor Bentley, Rob Davies, Kevin Gillis, Simone Harari, Steven Hecht, Virginie Jallot, Nghia Nguyen, Kirsten Scollie, Peter Williamson
(Studio B Productions)
Kathy Antonsen-Rocchio, Chris Bartleman, Blair Peters
(Nerd Corps Productions V.I. Inc)
Asaph Fipke, Ken Faier, Kevin Mowrer
Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends
Best Pre-School Program or Series
(Decode Entertainment Inc.)
Steven DeNure, Elana Adair, Neil Court, John Mariella, Beth Stevenson
Peep And The Big Wide World
(9 Story Entertainment Inc.)
Vince Commisso, Kate Taylor, Marisa Wolsky
(Halifax Film Company Ltd.)
Michael Donovan, Charles Bishop, Jeff Rosen, Cheryl Wagner, Katrina Walsh
The Secret World of Benjamin Bear
(Amberwood Productions INC.)
Sheldon Wiseman, Ken Anderson, Cherylyn Brooks, Mark Edwards
This Is Daniel Cook
(marblemedia, Sinking Ship Productions)
Matt Hornburg, Matthew Bishop, Mark Bishop, J.J. Johnson, Blair Powers
Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
(Galafilm Productions Inc, Marathon S.A., Telefactory)
Leanna Crouch, Olivier Br?mand, Pascal Breton, Jesse Fawcett, Arnie Gelbart, Derek Schreyer, Karen Troubetzkoy
Fries With That
(9124-1737 Quebec Inc.)
Rosanne Cohen, Claudio Luca, Paul Risacher
Fungus The Bogeyman
(Galafilm Productions Inc)
Dan Maddicott, Arnie Gelbart, Michael Haggiag, Ian Whitehead
(Epitome Pictures Inc.)
Stephen Stohn, Linda Schuyler
Radio Free Roscoe
(Decode Entertainment Inc.)
John Delmage, Neil Court, Steven DeNure, Will McRobb, Douglas McRobb, Brent Piaskoski, Beth Stevenson
Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
(Bishari Film Productions Inc.)
Rudy Buttignol, Deborah Parks, Shelley Saywell
My Brand New Life
(La F?te, NFB)
Pierre Lapointe, Ina Fichman
(Apartment 11 Productions)
Jonathan Finkelstein, Jason Levy, Stacey Tenenbaum
Ralph Benmergui, Andrea Webb
Barbara Kennedy, Wendy Purves
Best Sports Program or Series
Bell Making The Cut
(Network Pictures MTC Inc.)
Scott Moore, John N. Hamilton, Derik Murray
Ben Johnson, Drugs & The Quest For Gold
Shel Piercy, Ken Craw
CBC Saskatchewan: Football First: The Roy Shivers Story
Lori Kuffner, Costa Maragos
The Hockey Nomad Goes To Russia
(90th Parallel Productions, House On Fire Productions)
Gordon Henderson, Dave Bidini, Mike Downie
The Life and Times of Northern Dancer
Halya Kuchmij, Linda Laughlin, Marie Natanson
Best Live Sporting Event
2005 Tim Horton’s Brier
CFL on TSN: Wendy’s Friday Night Football: Montreal at Hamilton
Paul McLean, Jon Hynes
Stanley Cup Finals: Calgary VS Tampa: Game Seven
Joel Darling, Chris Irwin, Sherali Najak
CBC News: The National
Fred Parker, Mark Harrison, Lynn Kelly, Bob Waller, Jonathan Whitten
(CTV Television Inc.)
Wendy Freeman, Tom Haberstroh, David Hughes
Global National with Kevin Newman
Kevin Newman, George Browne, Doriana Temolo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Chris Diamantopoulos – Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy
Jonathan Scarfe – Burn: The Robert Wraight Story
Charles Martin Smith – Last Casino, The
John Simm – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Brendan Fletcher – The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Tina Keeper – Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery
Kristen Thomson – I, Claudia
Anamaria Marinca – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Wendy Crewson – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Alisen Down – The Life
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Nicholas Campbell – Da Vinci’s Inquest – Mr. Ellis Himself Woulda Been Proud
Peter Outerbridge – ReGenesis – Baby Bomb
Jeff Seymour – The Eleventh Hour – In Spite of All the Damage
Ben Bass – The Eleventh Hour – Eden
Michael Riley – This Is Wonderland – Episode 213
Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Julie Stewart – Cold Squad VII – And The Fury
Tammy Isbell – Paradise Falls 2 – “What’s the Hold Up?”
Victoria Snow – Paradise Falls 2 – “Old Friends”
Waneta Storms – The Eleventh Hour – Hit Delete
Cara Pifko – This Is Wonderland – Episode 212
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
Shawn Doyle – The Eleventh Hour – Bumpy Cover
Luke Kirby – The Eleventh Hour – Hit Delete
David Cubitt – The Eleventh Hour – The Miracle Worker
Henry Czerny – The Eleventh Hour – Zugzwang
Bernard Behrens – This Is Wonderland – Episode 207
Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series
Kristin Booth – ReGenesis – Spare Parts
Diana Pavlovska – The Collector – The Historian
Lolita Davidovich – The Eleventh Hour – Pot Kettle Black
Fiona Reid – This Is Wonderland – Episode 210
Dawn Greenhalgh – This Is Wonderland – Episode 206
Ann Holloway – This Is Wonderland – Episode 212
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Richard Zeppieri – Except the Dying
Jean-Pierre Bergeron – Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story
Luke Kirby – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Chris Potter – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Stefan Arngrim – The Life
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Layla Alizalda – Chasing Freedom
Alberta Watson – Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story
Martha Henry – H2O – Night 1
Maria Popistasu – Sex Traffic – Sex Traffic Part 1
Miranda Handford – Tripping The Wire: A Stephen Tree Mystery
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Noel Fisher – Godiva’s – Masters of Delusion
Dmitry Chepovetsky – ReGenesis – The Promise
Michael Murphy – This Is Wonderland – Episode 202
Tom Rooney – This Is Wonderland – Episode 208
Michael Healey – This Is Wonderland – Episode 207
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Sonja Bennett – Cold Squad VII – Righteous
Kate Trotter – Paradise Falls 2 – “The Dark Side”
Ellen Page – ReGenesis – Blackout
Ellen Dubin – The Collector – The Campaign Manager
Catherine Fitch – This Is Wonderland – Episode 208
Best News Anchor
CBC News: The National
(CTV Television Inc.)
Global National with Kevin Newman
The final four singers vying to become the Canadian Idol were flown to Las Vegas over the weekend to meet Celine Dion.
The relaxed Dion was candid with the finalists, who asked questions, and posed for pictures with the diva, following her performance of her sold-out Vegas production, “A New Day.”
“Be kind. Be generous. Be smart. Work hard, but have fun. The best is yet to come,” she told them.
Gary Beals, Audrey de Montigny, Billy Klippert, and Ryan Malcolm, also went on a backstage tour.
The segment with Dion will air on CTV’s Canadian Idol on Monday.