The 24th Gemini Awards were held on November 14, 2009 to honour achievements in Canadian television.The ceremony was broadcast on Showcase and Global. The host was Ron James. Special awards were handed out to Corner Gas , Trailer Park Boys and Royal Canadian Air Farce for their contributions to Canadian television.
|Drama series||Comedy series|
|Animated program or series||Documentary program or series|
|Children's or youth fiction||Children's or youth non-fiction|
|Dramatic Mini-Series||TV Movie|
|History Documentary Program or Series||Lifestyle Program or Series|
|Music or Variety Program or Series||Pre-School Program or Series|
|Reality/Competition Program or Series||Talk program or series|
|Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series||Social/Political Documentary Program (Donald Brittain Award)|
|Performing Arts Program or Series||Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series|
|Lead actor, drama||Lead actress, drama|
|Individual performance, comedy||Ensemble performance, comedy|
|Lead actor, television film or miniseries||Lead actress, television film or miniseries|
|Supporting actor, drama||Supporting actress, drama|
|Supporting actor, television film or miniseries||Supporting actress, television film or miniseries|
|Guest actor, drama||Guest actress, drama|
|Performance in a children's or youth program or series||Performance in an animated program or series|
|Performance in a performing arts program or series||Performance or host in a variety program or series|
|Host in a children's, preschool or youth program or series|
|News anchor||News reportage|
|News information series||Direction in a news or information program or series|
|Host or interviewer, news or information program or series||Host or interviewer, human interest or talk program|
|News or information segment||Lifestyle/practical information segment|
|Live sporting event coverage||Sports reporting|
|Sports host||Sports analyst|
|Sports play by play||Sports anchor|
|Direction in a live sporting event|
|Editorial research||Visual research|
|Photography in a comedy series||Photography in a documentary program or factual series|
|Photography in a drama program or series||Photography in an information program or series|
|Photography in a variety or performing arts program or series||Visual effects|
|Editing in a comedy program or series||Editing in a dramatic program or series|
|Editing in an information program or series||Editing in a documentary program or series|
|Production design/art direction in a fiction program or series||Production design/art direction in a non-fiction program or series|
|Sound in a drama series||Sound in a drama program|
|Sound in a non-fiction program or series||Sound in a comedy, variety or performing arts program or series|
|Casting||Main title design|
|Children's or youth||Comedy|
|Documentary or factual series||Documentary program|
|Dramatic program or mini–series||Dramatic series|
|Lifestyle program or mini–series||Performing arts program or series|
|Reality or competition program or series||Variety or sketch comedy program or series|
|Animated program or series|
|Fiction program or series||Miniseries or television film|
|Documentary program or series||Lifestyle or information program or series|
|Animated program or series|
|Children's or youth||Comedy|
|Documentary||Dramatic program or miniseries|
|Drama series||Information program or series|
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