'ReGenesis' generates most Geminis


TORONTO -- The Canadian sci-fi drama "ReGenesis" led all comers Wednesday night as Canada's TV industry continued to honor its own at the Gemini Awards.

The Shaftesbury Films drama about scientists at a biotechnology lab saw Wendy Crewson pick up a Gemini for best supporting actress in a drama, while Stephen Amell earned a trophy for best guest actor in a drama and Ingrid Kavelaars took home a Gemini for best guest actress in a drama.

Shaftesbury Films' TV miniseries "The Robber Bride" also earned Geminis for Shawn Doyle as best leading actor in a drama or miniseries and co-star Mary Louise Parker for best leading actress in a drama or miniseries.

The Canadian industry handed out prizes in the drama, variety and comedy categories ahead of a final Gemini gala awards show in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Oct. 28, to air live on the CBC network.

"Bride," an adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel, aired on the CTV network, as did "Doomstown," which earned Geminis for best TV movie and a best direction trophy for David Sutherland.

Other multiple winners at an invitation-only gala in Toronto include "Dragon Boys," a drama about rival Chinese gangs in Vancouver from Anchor Point Pictures, picking up a Gemini for best dramatic miniseries, while scriptwriter Ian Weir won for best drama or miniseries writing.

Another drama shot and set in Vancouver, Chris Haddock's "Intelligence," earned two craft awards: Lynne Carrow and Melissa Perry won a Gemini for best casting for a drama, while Miguel Nunes and Gina Mueller came away with top honors for best sound in a drama.

Both "Dragon Boys" and "Intelligence" air on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Other winners in performance categories Wednesday night included Jonathan Scarfe taking home a trophy for best supporting actor in a drama or miniseries for his work on "Above and Beyond," while Stephen Ouimette received a Gemini for best supporting actor in a continuing drama for his star turn in "Slings and Arrows."