37th Gemini Awards | The series surprises us

Big surprise at the Gemini prices on Sunday. While many expected to witness the new triumph of District 31the Academy preferred to reward We. Club illico’s donation topped Commander Chiasson’s squad to walk away with one of the most prized trophies of the gala, that of the best annual drama series.

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“It’s a big surprise. We are really proud of this series,” said producer Anne Boyer.

The victory of We is all the more surprising that in the spring, The Journal of Montreal reported that the work of author Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf had not been renewed after only one year. Barring a spectacular twist, the 12 episodes that will land on Club illico in October will be the last.

At the opening gala, presented in the afternoon, Élise Guilbault, winner of the trophy for best female supporting role (annual series) for her portrait of a woman carrying a heavy secret in We, had also sent a message to the “friends of Quebecor”. “Please put We in light. We don’t deserve to be in the shadows like it was [le cas durant] the last year. It’s a terrific series. »



Élise Guilbault was rewarded for We.

Selected in five categories, District 31 did not leave empty-handed. The final season of the phenomenally successful police drama allowed Luc Dionne to take home the prize for best writing (annual drama series). In front of the cameras, the author thanked the fans followers of the show. “It’s a buzz appalling to have 1.8 million people coming to see us for six years. »

As expected

The crowning glory of the series That’s how I love you and Audrey came back was much more expected, since they opened the march with 14 selections each. Crowned best evening drama series, That’s how I love you had distinguished itself in three categories earlier in the day: best text (François Létourneau), best production (Robin Aubert, Jean-François Rivard) and production having been most illustrated abroad.

In the spotlight, producer Joanne Forgues recalled that in 1975, the year in which the action of That’s how I love you unfolds, the future looked rosy for women, which is no longer necessarily the case today. “In 2022, this woman is now flayed in many ways. At our neighbors, with the cancellation of the stop Roe v. wade, in Afghanistan, where they no longer have any rights, the pro-lifers hidden within the political parties… Please, let us be vigilant and vigilant. It’s all so fragile. »



The team of That’s how I love you

After having triumphed at the Canneseries festival in Cannes in the spring, Audrey came back repeated the feat in Quebec. The Club illico series, which will be relayed by Télé-Québec from September 29, left with five trophies for comedies: best comedy, best director (Guillaume Lonergan), best text (Guillaume Lambert, Florence Longpré), best Leading Actress (Florence Longpré) and Best Leading Actor (Denis Bouchard). Audrey came back tells the story of a woman from Sorel-Tracy who comes back from a coma after 15 years.



Florence Longpré won the trophy for Best Female Lead in a Comedy for Audrey came back.

The other interpretation prizes were divided between several different productions: One way ticket (Luc Picard, Best Male Lead – Drama Series), Raspberry time (Sandrine Bisson, Best Female Lead – Drama Series), Alerts (Guy Jodoin, Best Male Lead – Annual Drama Series), Another story (Marina Orsini, Best Female Lead – Annual Drama Series, and Benoît McGinnis, Best Supporting Role – Annual Drama Series), Turn (Sylvain Marcel, Best Male Supporting Role – Drama Series), Reasonable doubt (Karelle Tremblay, Best Female Supporting Role – Drama Series), The brotherhood (Guillaume Lambert, best supporting role – comedy) and Leo (Micheline Bernard, Best Female Supporting Role – Comedy).

Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge sows confusion

Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge made an unexpected appearance in the middle of the evening. Once at the microphone, the host of Masked singerswho obviously wanted to make the audience laugh, delivered a somewhat long and disjointed speech about the Gemini vote.

Behind the scenes after the gala, Véronique Cloutier swore that the eruption of the actor and host was not planned. “I wanted to be elegant and I think people have the right to express themselves. But we have to stay on the lookout because we can’t let anything be said either. I think it was done in the rules of the art. »

In an interview with Isabelle Racicot and Jean-Sébastien Girard on ICI ARTV around 11 p.m., Véronique Cloutier added that she had not been destabilized by the actor’s speech, and that she was not disappointed. that the incident casts shadow on his work. “I’m not doing this to be told I’m good. »

Livecrowd favorite

For the second consecutive year, Live from the universe won the audience award. “That’s touching! “, launched France Beaudouin. Radio-Canada’s musical rendezvous also dominated the categories reserved for variety shows.

Infoman completed a hat trick that began during the day when Jean-René Dufort won the trophy for best host of a comedy show.

Winner of an award at Cannes for Completely high schoolan offbeat parody of teenage series available on noovo.ca, Rosalie Vaillancourt imitated Audrey came back triumphing at home. The comedian won Gemini for Best Leading Actor for a Series Produced for Digital Media – Comedy.

Pierre-Yves Lord won the award for best game animator for 100 geniuses. Once on stage, the lucky winner campaigned for more visibility to be given to the quiz, which highlights the extent of the general knowledge of a group of young people aged 14 to 17. “I know that an article on 100 geniusesit may generate fewer clicks than a battle at Big Brother Celebrities, but it’s important that we talk about these young people, because it can have super positive repercussions on other young people who are looking for positive role models on TV. »



Pierre-Yves Lord won the award for best game animator for 100 geniuses.

Hosts Sébastien Diaz and Bianca Gervais won a golden statuette for Family size, the service magazine they hosted for eight seasons on Télé-Québec. Once on stage, Bianca Gervais declared that it was “the icing on the sundae”.

Tower won the award for best talk show. “It comes full circle,” said Patrick Huard in a pre-recorded video. The comedian, actor and director left the TVA show in the spring, after spending two seasons at the helm.

The 37are Gémeaux awards were hosted by Véronique Cloutier. The host opened the ceremony by presenting a sketch rich in gags, in which several artists from the small screen participated, including Michel Charette, Élise Marquis, Frédéric Pierre and Patrice Bélanger.

In addition, Chantal Machabée and Pierre Bruneau presented trophies.

With the collaboration of Marissa Groguhé, The Press

37th Gemini Awards | The series surprises us