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Brits Big Winners at Geminis

"Tudors" triumphs as best drama at Canada's TV awards.

The Brits were the big winners at the Geminis, Canada's TV awards, on Saturday night.

Scotsman Robert Carlyle was named the best actor for his star turn in Syfy's Stargate Universe.

"I feel like a stranger in the ranks here tonight. But thank you so much, I really value this dearly," Carlyle, who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush in the scifi drama shot in Vancouver, said.

Another Brit, Elvis Costello, took home the Gemini for best Canadian talk series for Spectacle: Elvis Costello With....

And the night of British triumphs also saw Showtime's The Tudors, a Canadian-Irish co-production about English monarch Henry VIII, named best Canadian drama.

The HBO Canada comedy Less Than Kind, a more recognizably Canadian series about a dysfunctional family in Winnipeg, won for best comedy, best series writing and best comedy acting for Benjamin Arthur.

In other acting categories, Caroline Cave won for her performance in the homegrown drama Crash and Burn, Cle Bennett won for best supporting actor in The Line, and Catherine Disher took home best supporting actress honors for her star-turn in the action drama The Border.

All eyes Saturday night were also on Glee star Cory Monteith, who was born in Calgary and hosted Canada's TV awards as they aired live nationwide on Global Television.