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Flashpoint tops Gemini nods

The police drama Flashpoint collared a record 19 nominations yesterday at the Geminis, Canada's television awards. The CTV show, which airs on CBS in the U.S.

The police drama Flashpoint collared a record 19 nominations yesterday at the Geminis, Canada's television awards.

The CTV show, which airs on CBS in the U.S., landed best actor nominations for leads Hugh Dillon and Enrico Colantoni, and a best actress nod for Amy Jo Johnson.

It will compete for best drama alongside the CBC and Showtime's The Tudors, the CBC and Ion Television's The Border, the CBC's Being Erica, and ZOS: Zone of Separation," an eight-part war drama on pay TV channels the Movie Network and Movie Central.

The best comedy category overlooked the CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie for the third year running and instead nominated perennials like the CBC's Rick Mercer Report and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, in addition to FX's Testees.

The bulk of the 99 awards will be given out by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television during industry dinners in Toronto on Oct. 19 and 20. The main awards will be presented in Calgary on Nov. 14, during a live telecast on Global Television and Showcase networks.