24th Gemini Awards

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The 24th Gemini Awards were held on November 14, 2009 to honour achievements in Canadian television. [1] The ceremony was broadcast on Showcase and Global. The host was Ron James. [2] Special awards were handed out to Corner Gas , Trailer Park Boys and Royal Canadian Air Farce for their contributions to Canadian television.




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  1. Alex Strachan, "Gemini Awards a lame but warm-hearted look at Canadian TV". Vancouver Sun , November 16, 2009.
  2. "James hosts Geminis". Victoria Times-Colonist , October 10, 2009.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "The 24th Annual Gemini Special Awards Announced". Canada NewsWire , October 1, 2009.