Woo hoo! CBC programming won 12 of the 28!!

CHUM wins Gemini for best newscast at documentary, news, and sports gala
TORONTO (CP) – CHUM Television’s CityPulse at Six won a Gemini Award for best newscast at a Saturday gala marking the first of a three-day event celebrating the best in Canadian television.
CityPulse at Six, the flagship newscast of Citytv Toronto, beat out CBC’s The National and CTV News for the honour.
CBC programming won 12 of the 28 awards presented Saturday, including Sunday’s Evan Solomon for best host or interviewer in a news program or series, The Fifth Estate for best news information series and The National for best reportage.
The CBC’s The Nature of Things also won a Gemini for best documentary series, as did Hockey Day in Canada – a program showcasing hockey at the grassroots level – for best sports program or series. The Fifth Estate’s Neil Docherty also received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism.
The first of the 19th annual Gemini Awards were handed out during Saturday’s documentary, news and sports gala.
Among the other winners:
-Arctic Dreamer – The Lonely Quest of Vilhjalmur Stefansson, for best biography documentary program.
-Suzuki Speaks for best science, technology, nature, environment or adventure documentary program.
-Men of the Deeps for best performing arts program or series or arts documentary program or series.
-CBC’s 2003 World Road Cycling Championships: Elite Men’s Final, for best live sporting event.
-Jim Hughson, for best sports play-by-play or analyst.
The CBC miniseries Human Cargo leads the pack going into the Monday night awards gala, with 17 nominations. Close behind with 15 nods is the CBC legal drama This Is Wonderland, followed by CTV’s The Eleventh Hour with 12 and CBC’s Da Vinci’s Inquest with 10.
Like the film equivalents, the Genie Awards, the Geminis are overseen by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and are designed to honour the finest in home-grown TV production.