Flashpoint takes top Gemini honours

Producers of the cross-border hit Flashpoint held it up as an example of what Canadian television is capable of as the slick CTV cop drama took home three Gemini Awards on Saturday, including best drama.

CALGARY — Producers of the cross-border hit Flashpoint held it up as an example of what Canadian television is capable of as the slick CTV cop drama took home three Gemini Awards on Saturday, including best drama.

CBC’s Rick Mercer Report took the award for best comedy, while George Stroumboulopoulos was honoured as best talk show host for a second year running.

Flashpoint star Enrico Colantoni, who won best actor, was lured back to his hometown of Toronto for the series after working for nearly 25 years in the United States. The drama about a S.W.A.T. team working in Toronto also won three awards at a pre-show ceremony and nabbed the best director trophy for Kelly Makin.

Colantoni’s co-star and fellow best actor nominee Hugh Dillon also won an award for best supporting actor for the TV movie Of Murder and Memory.

Albertan Erin Karpluk took best dramatic actress for her lead role in the time-travelling show Being Erica.

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