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Announcing the 2009 English-language Awards of Excellence Nominees
Celebrating the Best in Canadian Children’s & Youth Television
April 22, 2009—The Alliance for Children and Television (ACT) will honour Canada’s top English-language children’s & youth programs at the 2009 Awards of Excellence Gala – Special 35th Anniversary Edition on June 3 at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
ACT’s 2009 Awards of Excellence are made possible with the financial support from our main sponsor, CBC Television. We are also very fortunate to be able to count on the support of Corus Entertainment, Shaftesbury Kids, DHX Media, Independent Production Fund, Sinking Ship Entertainment, 9 Story Entertainment, Hit Entertainment, Muse Entertainment Enterprises, TVO Kids, the Family Channel, the Bell Fund and marblemedia.
The members of the 2009 Awards of Excellence jury used ACT’s definition of quality to select the winning entries.
Here are this year’s nominees:
Nominations by category
All Genres 3–5
Are We There Yet ? : World Adventure
The Mighty Jungle II
Gisèle’s Big Backyard
All Genres 6–8
A World of Wonders
Jackies School of Dance
All Genres 9–12
The Adrenaline Project
Booky and the Secret Santa
Life with Derek III (Allergy Season)
Bruno & the Banana Bunch
Bo On The Go!
Animal Mechanics II
Johnny Test 3
Wapos Bay “Raiders of the Lost Art”
Chop Socky Chooks
Total Drama Island
I Dare You
Pop It !
All Genres Teens
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Toot & Puddle
My Friend Rabbit
Toopy & Binoo II
Best Original Cross-Platform Content
Besides the “Grand Prize” for the best program and the “Special Jury Award”, ACT will present the “Outstanding Achievement Award” to Patricia Ellingson (TVO) for her commitment to excellence in children’s programming. Also
Christin Simms (Sinking Ship) whose achievements have made her a rising star in Canadian children’s programming,will be honored with the “Emerging Talent Award”.
ACT wishes to congratulate all of the Canadian production companies that registered for these Awards of Excellence and encourages everyone to continue producing quality children and youth programming even in challenging times.
The Alliance for Children and Television is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote children’s & youth television production of the highest calibre. In addition to granting Awards of Excellence, ACT has for 35 years been offering its members professional development activities such as seminars, conferences, workshops and screenings, helping producers and other creators keep up with today’s ever-changing youth culture.
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