David Hewlett as Rodney McKay in "The Shrine"
Stargate Atlantis picked up two Gemini Awards for its fifth and final season this week. The 24th annual awards celebrate the best in Canadian television.
Writer and series co-creator Brad Wright earned a trophy in the Best Writing in a Dramatic Series category in the awards, for his episode “The Shrine.”
And the make-up team led by Todd Masters picked up another award, in the Best Achivement in Make-Up category for “Vegas.” The team included Masters, Leah Ehman, Holland Miller, Brad Proctor, and Kyla Rose Tremblay.
Atlantis was recognized with five Gemini nominations this year, including additional nominations in costume design and visual effects. The major awards for this year’s Geminis will be awarded at a broadcast gala on November 14.
The VFX award went to Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary, for the first half of the pilot episode “Sanctuary For All.” (Atlantis‘s “First Contact” and “Enemy At the Gate” were nominated.) Sanctuary earned six nominations in all for its freshman season, two of which have yet to be announced: Best Actor (Robin Dunne) and Best Actress (Tapping).
Congratulations to the entire crew and cast! Visit GeminiAwards.ca to see the complete list of winners. The fifth season of Stargate Atlantis is now available on DVD.
(Thanks to Randy for the tip!)