37th Gemini Awards | The District 31 Armed Robbery

Excuse sorry? District 31 did not win the Gémeaux prize for best soap opera on Sunday? And this is the slow — but correct — series We of the award-winning Club illico, a production that Quebecor disconnected before it even ended up on the traditional airwaves of TVA?

Posted yesterday at 11:47 p.m.

This is real armed robbery, unwarranted snobbery. Yes I saw We, a confidential title only offered on Videotron’s Club illico. It’s good, but never as much as District 31Luc Dionne’s phenomenal show that captivated 1.8 million addicts until the hottest station in town closed.

Obviously, the members of the Academy smoked very bad stock, which clouded their judgement. District 31 deserved this trophy for its episodes populated by endearing characters and dotted with disturbing twists and turns.

In the afternoon gala, the author Luc Dionne was even rewarded for the quality of the texts of his detective series. And what makes for an engaging story on TV? A skillfully crafted scenario.

Produced by veterans Anne Boyer and Michel d’Astous, We tells the intertwined destiny of five young adults aged 23, who rub shoulders in a former industrial building in the Saint-Henri district. The plot laid by Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf flirts with esotericism and the supernatural in a super polished production by Yannick Savard, also winner of a Gemini for his superb images.

Even more curious? We only has 12 one-hour episodes. How did this show compete in the long-running annual series category like District 31 and All the life ? Technically, We enters the sector of shorter seasonal series at the That’s how I love you. The Academy has visibly twisted its regulations to accommodate Wethe final 12 episodes of which will land on Club illico later this fall.

Speaking of strangeness, three words: Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge. The host of Masked singers invited himself on stage — his intervention of more than three minutes was not planned at all — to deliver confused and disjointed messages about the provincial elections and the importance of voting massively… for the ‘Academy. Big discomfort.





What exactly did he want to denounce? And why interrupt the mistress of ceremonies like that? Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge did not respond to my request for an interview on Sunday evening.

In her endless soaring scent of settling accounts, the headliner of TVA also sent a crack to the helmsman of Everybody talks about it, a valve that came out, again, from left field. “A composition role is not Louis Morissette crying in his big cabin. That would be Guy A. Lepage kind and humble. That is a role of composition, ”launched Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge in front of a room that laughed yellow. It was embarrassing for him.

With a duration of more than 2 h 20 min, this 37e Gemini Awards Gala was punctuated with bizarre moments, let’s face it. Like the one where Jean-Philippe Wauthier replaced Gildor Roy at short notice. The new host of Towerand ex-Commander Chiasson, withdrew from Gemini during the day on Saturday, I am told.

Lively and fired up, Véronique Cloutier, the queen of repartee, never seemed destabilized. Even that she shines more when she leaves her text.

The Quebec TV party started with an excellent vignette where Véronique Cloutier in mode bitch threatened to demolish all the finalists by creating a “scandalissimo” on the floor of Place des Arts. A video filled with good flashes, very rhythmic and funny.

Alas!, in front of the crowned heads of TV, this “not fine” number deflated at high speed. Even the interventions of Mani Soleymanlou, Guy Jodoin and José Gaudet, who begged the host to be mean for real, did not save the sequence.

Vero had however obtained permission to fire pungent arrows at the members of the UDA, but she ignored it, opting for her signature cheesy choreography, which was superfluous. And almost 15 minutes for an introduction is too long.

Strange idea also to start the evening with a prize that crowns an absentee, namely Patrick Huard, the deserving winner of Tower of VAT. The emotion will never rise in the room with a pre-recorded video.

On the other hand, nice staging idea to place the nominees next to a screen, directly on the stage. This made it possible to breathe a beautiful rhythm into the gala.

Another beautiful flash: the sequence of Small tanners, where Véronique Cloutier questioned the children of the nominees in the games category. Cute as anything.

Besides the defeat of District 31the victory of Guy Jodoin, ofAlertswho spun ahead of Roy Dupuis of All the life and Emile Proulx-Cloutier of perfect moments, created a big surprise. I admit it, I’m not a big fan ofAlertsdespite the improvements that were made between the two seasons.

In a hurry, congratulations to That’s how I love you and Audrey came backtwo great series, and my apologies for having doubted the formidable Sandrine Bisson by predicting the victory, in the dramatic series, to Marilyn Castonguay, our favorite Huguette Delisle.

The CA of the bickering ofOD

A candidate (Marc-Olivier) was criticized for “seeming to read books”, the worst thing, the worst “turnoff” to break the “vibe” at Double occupation. Jay Du Temple’s hair changed color and cut more often than the number of close-ups — in slow motion — on the cans of Bulles de nuit.

And a board of directors of four bachelors was elected specifically to pierce the sails of this immense catamaran of love sponsored by Couche-Tard. To my delight, OD promises to be as colorful as the satin dresses of the eight girls who selected their seven knights, Sunday evening, on the airwaves of Noovo.

In 90 minutes tightly edited and led by a very fit host, in every sense of the word, the red carpet ofOD unrolled the edge of multiple twists and even dabbled in poetry, yes, yes, when Marc-Olivier, 26, oddly decided to give up his single bed in the cubic villa in Martinique. “I know it’s the end of my adventure to OD, but the adventure of our lives continues”, whispered Marc-Olivier, the Fred Pellerin of Saint-Bruno, a few minutes before one of his comrades philosophizes: “come what may, fat”. Genius.

And as 23-year-old model Florence Belzile repeated, a kind of mantra to OD, “me, my genre, it’s the vibe”. the vibes or the vibes, the genre fluctuates according to the episodes. But the important thing is that a child never comes to scrape this sacrosanct vibes, lord. When the maker of high-end saddles (the vulgar gag has already been done, thank you) Mégane, 26, learned that cowboy Jimy was the dad of little Liam, 4, she hissed, in a vernacular: ” a boy who has a kidit’s shit shit”.

Our good country singer Jimy was therefore dismissed because of his paternity, but was able to return thanks to the divine intervention of the Board ofOD, the great novelty of this tropical edition. Composed of four people, this AC acts as a Greek choir and comments on the action, like us in our living rooms. Isaack could star in Vampire Diaries ! Bartender Olivier looks like the Wish version of my grandfather!

Then, Félix, 24, the chemical process guy, was labeled “the guy with the protruding ears” by Ally, the double troublemaker.

If the face of Ally, the 22-year-old butler, is familiar to you, it is because she participated in the docureality The apartment of Club illico in 2019. Ally documented her transition process and then bore her old name.

The operation of the CAOD has not been explained in detail and the production surely reserves the right to modify the articles of incorporation.

Pearl necklaces for men, RW & CO which becomes the new Ernest, girls who give each other “my boyfriend” between them, guys who call each other “big” all the time (inflated), I feel that we going to vibe this fall, man vibes in perspective, to quote (insert here the name of any competitor ofOD Martinique).

37th Gemini Awards | The District 31 Armed Robbery