Gemini crown “District 31”

The “District 31” crime series garnered the coveted public award for a second consecutive year at the 34th Gemini Awards Gala on Sunday, in addition to triumphing in all categories in which it was competing.
Les viewers had also designated the daily popular as their favorite, last year, during the creation of this special price.

District 31 has also been named Best Daily Drama Series. In her thank you speech, Fabienne Larouche spoke about the challenges facing the small screen in Quebec, facing American giants like Netflix, Amazon and Apple.

“We do not have as many means as they, but we have as much talent, so much passion,” said the producer.

The District 31 distribution has also performed well.

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Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc and Patrice Godin won the best female and male lead in a daily drama series – categories in which their playmates Geneviève Brouillette and Vincent-Guillaume Otis were also named.

While going to pick up his prize on stage, Patrice Godin thanked the author Luc Dionne for the role of psychopath Yanick Dubeau.

“You took me so far out of my comfort zone with a terribly disturbing and extremely strong role. Because of you, there are two million people who hate me, “he said laughingly.

“The district gang, Yanick hates you. I love you, “he also told his colleagues from the St-Denis theater scene in Montreal.

In going for her prize on stage, Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc pointed out that this award “rounds the loop” for the character of the detective sergeant Isabelle Roy, who bowed out at the request of the actress.

Unit 9, which entered its seventh and final season in the spring, won the best annual drama series. Ève Landry also distinguished herself for her role as Jeanne Biron, one of the inmates at Lietteville Prison, to whom viewers have become fond of each other.

“Thank you to the audience because I’m convinced that without you, that role would not have become so important,” the actress said.

Still in the category of series that include between 14 and 26 episodes, Stéphane Demers was crowned best actor for his interpretation of the eldest of the wealthy family O’Hara.

The second season of the anthology series Plan B, starring Sophie Lorain, also made a name for herself by winning the best drama series and the best female lead in this category.

“It’s a little velvet to be recognized by the people in our industry,” Sophie Lorain admitted in the newsroom. It is a project that has been complex to do. It’s a round-trip exercise in time, so you have to be on your guard all the time and be very vigilant. If I did not have the team I had, I do not know if I would have arrived honestly. ”

For men, the award for performance in a drama series that has 13 episodes or less has been awarded to Claude Legault for the role of Louis Carrière in Lies . The actor was quoted twice rather than one in this category, thanks to Call me if you die.

The first prize of the evening was awarded to Florence Longpré, for her role as Ada in the comedy drama Do you hear me? . On the men’s side, the prize for the best lead in a comedy went to Fabien Cloutier for “Leo” Club Illico.

Before giving the award for best comedy, actress Magalie Lépine-Blondeau paid tribute to the more than 70 years of career of her co-presenter, Béatrice Picard.

“You helped build our TV,” she said under loud applause from the crowd.


Archival footage showing the coronation of Béatrice Picard as “Miss Radio-Cinéma-Télévision” in 1958 was screened, inspiring Véronique Cloutier, who is running her sixth Gemini awards gala, to proclaim the nonagenarian “Miss Radio-Cinema-Television-Web 2019”.

The award for Best Comedy finally went to Letting go for a third consecutive year.

Vrak’s Clash , who dominated the evening’s finalists with six nominations, left empty-handed, as was Blue Hour, which featured four nominations.

A total of 19 statuettes were presented during the evening by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. The Gemini awards ceremony is actually done in three waves. Some sixty trophies have already been distributed on Thursday, during the Soirée des artisans and the documentary. The documentary series De garde 24/7 has garnered five awards, while the minuit minus one for the planet special issue of public affairs has also caught the eye with three trophies.

Then, the Preview gave another sixty statuettes, Sunday afternoon, including some animation and performance awards. The Family Councils’ youth program won five trophies and the District 31 Police Series also won four awards, including best-text and best-effort for a daily drama series.


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