'Arrows,' 'Indian' score at Geminis

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TORONTO -- "Slings and Arrows," a comedy about a madcap Shakespearean theater troupe, was the big winner Saturday at the Geminis, Canada's TV awards.

The homegrown series won the trophy for best dramatic series, earning lead actors Martha Burns and Mark McKinney awards for best dramatic series actress and actor, respectively.

Other multiple winners Saturday included "One Dead Indian," which earned the best director trophy for Tim Southam and the best writing award, shared by Andrew Wreggitt and Hugh Graham.

Ron MacLean repeated as the best Canadian sportscaster for his star turn on the CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada."

The 21st annual Geminis were broadcast from Vancouver on the Global Television network.

A complete list of winners follows.

Best Dramatic Mini-Series: Human Trafficking (Muse Entertainment Ent. Inc.) Michael Prupas

Best Dramatic Series "Slings & Arrows Season 2" (Rhombus Media Inc.) Niv Fichman

Best Comedy Program or Series: "Corner Gas" (Verite Films Inc. & 335 Productions Inc.) Brent Butt

Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Tim Southam, "One Dead Indian"

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Andrew Wreggitt, Hugh Graham ? "One Dead Indian"

Best Writing in a Comedy or Variety Program or Series: Mary Walsh, Ed MacDonald ? "Hatching, Matching & Dispatching"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Tom McCamus ? "Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series: Wendy Crewson ? "The Man Who Lost Himself"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role: Mark McKinney, "Slings & Arrows"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role: Martha Burns, "Slings & Arrows"

Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Program or Series: Cathy Jones, Gavin Crawford, Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder ? "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"

Best News Anchor: Kevin Newman (Global News)
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