'Degrassi,' 'MTV Live,' 'Ghost Trackers' among Gemini winners
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:56PM EDT
TORONTO - "Degrassi: The Next Generation," "Ghost Trackers" and "Chef School" were among the winners Tuesday at the Gemini Awards honouring the best in lifestyle, children's and youth programs.
CTV's teen soap opera "Degrassi" took the title of best children's or youth fiction program or series, while the YTV paranormal show "Ghost Trackers" won in the non-fiction category.
The Food Network reality show "Chef School" won for best lifestyle/practical information series, and Teletoon's "Chop Socky Chooks" -- a Canada/U.K. co-production about a crime-fighting team of kung-fu chickens -- was named best animated program or series.
YTV's animated show "Will & Dewitt" took the title of best preschool program or series.
Tuesday's awards bash was the second in a three-night series of galas to recognize the best in Canadian television. Trophies for news, documentary and sports coverage were handed out Monday, while drama, variety and comedy shows are set to be honoured on Wednesday.
Prizes in 21 TV categories were presented on Tuesday. Other winners included:
-"MTV Live," named best talk series.
-"X-Weighted," best general/human interest series.
-"Race to Mars Interactive," best cross-platform project.
-Bryan Baeumler of "Disaster DIY," best host in a lifestyle/practical information series.
-Bob McDonald of "Heads Up," best host in a preschool, children's or youth program or series.
The main Gemini show will be held Nov. 28 and broadcast on E Network and Showcase.