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I.e., involving shows or persons that I happen to know off the top of my head that I and/or one or more of my flist would care about. Omissions are therefore inevitable; the full list is here.

Best Dramatic Series
The Border

Best Cross Platform Project
The Border Interactive

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series
John Fawcett
The Border

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Alan McCullough
Stargate: Atlantis
Tabula Rasa

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
Christopher Donaldson
The Border
Grave Concern

Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Herwig Gayer, Stefan Fraticelli, Alastair Gray, Rich Harkness, Steve Payne, Ian Rodness
The Border
Family Values

Jeff Jackman, Ken Biehl, Stephen Cheung, Murray Forward, Don Mann, Greg Stewart
Fine China

Best Achievement in Make-Up
Todd Masters, Leah Ehman
Stargate: Atlantis
The Last Man

Best Visual Effects
Mark Savela, Marco Checa Garcia, Sebastian Greece, Shannon Gurney, Paul Hegg, Brandon Hines, Jesus Lavin, Nikolas Slotiuk, Toby Taplin, Ray Van Steenwyk
Stargate: Atlantis

Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series
James Jandrisch
Blood Ties
Deep Dark

Mark Korven
The Border
Enemy Contact

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Ben Bass
Would Be Kings

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Jewel Staite
Stargate: Atlantis

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Catherine Disher
The Border
Enemy Contact / Civil Disobedience

I wish they'd give a little non-technical-category love to SF/F shows other than the one that consistently doesn't thrill me (and even the tech nods are a little thin this year!), but at least it's some positive news for the fans unhappy with its cancellation.

Also, James Jandrisch is up against himself for scoring another show, besides the rest of the field, so as much as I think the DD music couldn't have been any better, I'm not holding my breath. And it would have been nice to see a writing nod for BT when Peter Mohan got the Best Showrunner award from the WGC, and don't get me started on the acting categories in that regard or we'll be here all day. (Yes, I'm biased. It's my LJ. Deal.)

Still and all, I have a pretty respectable number of people to root for considering that I don't live in the country where the awards happen and have no legit access to at least 90% of the nominated shows. (No idea what Would Be Kings is, but it has a boatload of noms, and go Ben!)

On that note, I really ought to get caught up on The Border, as I don't think I've seen the eps Cath is up for.


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Aug. 26th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ben Bass with a lead actor nomination: wow! And me without a Vachon icon. The last time I saw him on screen was in an episode of DiVinci's Inquest in which he played a character who never crosses the line between "jerk" and "villain," but keeps striding right up to that line and poking. I thought it was pretty well done, making the character aggravating as all get-out within those bounds.

And a nod to Ms. Disher, of course. Was it ever resolved whether The Border would come to US television after all?
Aug. 26th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
I've still never gotten around to getting hold of any of either DaVinci series. The last I saw Ben was as Daniel's semi-former grad school rival in SG-1 season...four? It's always a nice surprise to see that people are getting better work than we realize, because it's not in the genres that typically get imported here.

I haven't heard anything more about The Border airing here. I know there were some sort of tentative feelers put out during the WGA strike, but to my knowledge that's as far as it went.

I can see it fitting the current branding on TNT or USA. Basically it's a solid ensemble procedural with a good mix of action and character stuff... and there are plenty of those being made down here (or at least pretending to be), without the decidedly Canadian perspective. Which is unfortunately a liability in most programming people's minds. So I'm not holding my breath.

Edited at 2008-08-26 09:44 pm (UTC)
Sep. 1st, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
>"I've still never gotten around to getting hold of any of either DaVinci series."

They air regularly here, in syndication. I've never gotten into them enough to tune in every week, but it's a very serviceable crime drama, a little more realistic (pacing, activities, society, tech toys) than CSI and its kin, and very Canadian -- but not untranslatably so.
Aug. 26th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
BTW, you're probably already going to look at the full list, but I should mention that I only listed the regular FK alums, not guests. You'll want to check through for them if you make a news post to forkni -- I spotted Nahanni Johnstone's name, which I haven't seen since "Dying for Fame"! (Wendy)
Sep. 1st, 2008 11:33 am (UTC)
You flatter me, supposing I can identify the guest stars as well as you can! :-) I'm afraid I can pin most of them by voice or face only, not name.

Two people posted to forkni about the Geminis before I caught up on the digests; both called out Cath and Ben's nominations only (they didn't recognize Wendy's actress by name, either ~g~). One felt that Ger really deserved a nomination for his appearances as Arthur Conan Doyle in [a show I've never seen], and also opined that Nigel did not deserve a nod for his appearances on The Border so far, as the writers have kept his character one-dimensional.
Sep. 1st, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
supposing I can identify the guest stars as well as you can!

Oops. Well, I wouldn't be able to do it as well with anything I've watched since, nor indeed for most of the guests -- let alone credited-at-closing featured roles -- beyond first season unless they stood out. Back when we actually saw closing credits in full screen, though, I had a clear visual memory of names, and hers stands out by its uniqueness more than because I was particularly impressed with Wendy.

As for Nigel, that's a bit disappointing but not terribly surprising. He was only in two of the five eps I've seen thus far, and not for terribly long. You pretty much have to have that figure in any show dealing with a government agency -- the guy who swoops in to implement decisions from higher-ups that are contrary to the protagonists' ethics but politically expedient -- but there's not room for a whole lot of character in such a character unless you expand his storytelling function.
Aug. 26th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
I am a little surprised that it's Jewel who's been named as the 'best leading actress' for the SGA episode "Missing".
Aug. 26th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
I had a similar thought. I can't place what episode it is, but I would have classed her as supporting regardless. The industry is weird.
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