Thanks to my affiliation with The Commentary, I had the opportunity to attend the 21st Annual Gemini Awards at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, BC this past Saturday. The Gemini Awards can be thought of as the Canadian Emmys, dishing out the trophies for Canadian excellence in news, drama, lifestyles, comedy, and so forth. Now, I didn’t get to go to the actual awards ceremony itself — fortunately or unfortunately — but I had full access to the media room where winners were ushered after receiving their shiny profile trophies. I also got to take in the festivities with the red carpet arrivals.
It’s a bit of a shame that I didn’t have true red carpet access, meaning that I couldn’t get up close and personal with many of the stars. That said, I just invested in a beauty of an ultrazoom camera (12x optical zoom), so I could get some okay shots from quite a distance away. There were a couple of stairways and such that I made good use of to get a few of my pictures, but the best stuff came from the media room where I was literally within arm’s reach of such folks as Brent Butt and Shaun Majumder.
But enough talk, I’ll let this sampling of pics and videos do the talking. If you’re looking for the talk, then head on over to The Commentary where my article should be up in the next couple of days.
Eric Peterson and Janet Wright of Corner Gas
Gabrielle Miller of Corner Gas
Rock Star Supernova
Wendy Crewson of The Man Who Lost Himself
Martha Burns and Mark McKinney of Slings & Arrows Season 2
Marilyn Denis of Cityline
Brent Butt of Corner Gas on continuing the success of the show
Shaun Majumder of This Hour Has 22 Minutes on Canadian wit