'Audrey is back' and 'That's how I love you' Gemini finalists

‘Audrey is back’ and ‘That’s how I love you’ Gemini finalists

The finalists of the 37e edition of the Gémeaux awards, which honor the best French-language television and digital productions, were unveiled Wednesday in Montreal.

The series Audrey came back and That’s how I love you, season 2, each garnered 13 nominations. They are respectively selected as best comedy and best drama series. They notably received nominations for their production, their text, their sets and the creation of costumes.

Actors Denis Bouchard, Florence Longpré, Josée Deschênes and Marilyn Castonguay are also finalists for their first roles in these series.

The 2021 MAMMOTH Evening obtains 11 nominations, including that of best youth program or series. the Bye-bye 2021 in harvest 10, including that of best humorous special.

The House of Foolsseason 2, Raspberry time and All the life are selected in nine categories each.

Increase in applications

From the belvedere of the Montreal Science Center, animators Véronique Cloutier and Nicolas Ouellet announced that applications have increased by 12% this year, to 5,064, for a total of 505 productions. Of these, 377 are television productions and 128 digital productions. Some 237 people are finalists for the first time.

“The Academy is proud to celebrate excellence in this special year, when French-language productions for television and streaming platforms have accompanied the public like never before,” said the Executive Director of the Canadian Academy of cinema and television — Quebec section, Mara Gourd-Mercado.

In terms of special prizes, the Gémeaux des artisan.es prize is awarded to first assistant director Frank Ruszczynski, who has more than 41 years of experience in the trade. He will be honored at the Industry Gala.

Director Philippe Grenier, director Amélie Hardy, ideator, co-screenwriter and animator Schelby Jean-Baptiste, director, artistic director and illustrator Marie Émilie Rowe and screenwriter-director Kimberley Ann Surin are nominated for the Gémeaux Emerging Talent Award , which highlights creators under the age of 35.

The Gémeaux prize for the most successful production abroad counts Black beast, That’s how I love you, District 31, Felix, Maude and the end of the world as well as Portrait-robot.

The awards ceremonies will take place on September 15 for the Industry Gala, September 18 for the Opening Gala — both will be hosted by Nicolas Ouellet — and September 18 for the Gala des 37are Gémeaux Prize, hosted by Véronique Cloutier.

All voting members of the Academy will have the privilege of selecting the winners of the 37are Gemini Prize by participating in the vote which will take place online from July 26 to August 16 under the supervision of KPMG.

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