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Comedian Tom Green Set To Host The First Official Geminis Livestream: The Tom Green Room

August 24, 2011

“U Present” contest offers fans the chance to present at the 26th Annual
Gemini Awards

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TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7,
at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television, the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will bring together the hottest stars from television, film and music
to celebrate Canadian television – and now in more ways than ever
before. For the first time, the live Geminis festivities will extend to
the web with a live, one-hour digital companion to the television
broadcast: The Tom Green Room.

Beginning at 7 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. NT), Comedian Tom Green will host the official Gemini Awards livestream, The Tom Green Room. Featuring live interviews with celebs and a slew of inevitable
backstage shenanigans and tweet-worthy moments, The Tom Green Room will offer fans a spontaneous and entertaining look at what really goes
on behind the scenes at the Geminis. The Tom Green Room will stream live for one hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. NT)
at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the live
broadcast of the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS at 8 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television. Fans can join in on all
of the backstage conversation on Twitter at @CBCLive – hashtag#geminiawards.

The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will also feature an all-new interactive component, offering fans the
chance to become an official Gemini Awards presenter. Multiple Gemini
Award-winner George Stroumboulopoulos is calling on fans to submit video tributes to their favorite Gemini
nominees for ‘Best Comedy Series or Program’. The most creative video
entries will be featured in the Gemini Awards broadcast and
participants will also have a shot at winning a celebrity swag bag.
Details are available (and explained by George Stroumboulopoulos
himself) at: cbc.ca/contest/upresent.

As previously announced by CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema &
Television, global comedy star Russell Peters will host the television
broadcast of the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS. Joining Peters as the “voice of the show” is Gemini Award-winning
actress Ingrid Kavelaars, who isnominated this year for ‘Best
Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Comedic
Series’ for her work on TV’s Living in Your Car.

The star-studded celebration of the best in Canadian television will be
broadcast live on Wednesday, September 7 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television from the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto. Special musical performances
and celebrity presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

For a complete list of nominations and supporting media materials,
please visit www.geminiawards.ca/. For supporting photography, please visit http://mediacentre.cbc.ca

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada is celebrating 75 years of serving Canadians
and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
Canada. 

About ACCT

Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a
national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to the
promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in
Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry
professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing
all screen-based industries.

SOURCE Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


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