A thunderous atmosphere reigned at the Théâtre Maisonneuve on the Place des Arts. As an extremely comfortable host, Pierre-Yves Lord probably got the contract for several years.
Who emerges as the big winner of this television gala? Nobody and a little bit of everyone, as if we wanted to please as many people as possible.
As I predicted, Before the Crash won the Gemini for best drama series, although only one of its performers was nominated.
At the end of the gala, producer Sophie Deschênes recalled that the television industry “is sinking.”
“Behind all this is the lack of financing of our industry. We must act quickly and support him better,” she demanded.
The ICI Télé series thus crowned The Night Where Laurier Gaudreault Woke Up, who nevertheless leaves with six trophies, which places her just behind Bye Bye 2022, first in the competition with eight statuettes.
Awarded for conducting the evening, Xavier Dolan never took the stage in the evening, although he attracted attention on several occasions.
Anne Dorval never gives thanks in a plain way, between laughter and emotions. Because of her secondary role – but what a support! – In The Night Laurier Gaudreault Woke Up, she thanked the director for making her younger after making her older in this series.
“Every time I am on the edge of the abyss, you give me a little life back,” he sent him a heartfelt tribute.
If there had been, the “beep” guy would have worked with Patrick Hivon, who won the first trophy of his career for his starring role in The Night Laurier Gaudreault… “You were like a brother to me. (…) You are a little crisse and you are a beautiful little crisse,” the actor sent to Xavier Dolan in a disjointed but heartfelt speech.
If STAT leaves with five awards, its TVA rival, Indefensible, was proclaimed best daily drama series, without having won absolutely anything in the rest of the evening, not even in the two pre-galas.
The newspaper TVA, which had still received 14 nominations, obtained, to my great surprise, only one, the most important.
In his speech, producer Charles Lafortune raised the specter of Little House on the Prairie returning at 8 p.m. to encourage the public to take care of our television, to watch it, to subscribe, a theme that has been repeated several times. During the afternoon.
STAT, for its part, was awarded for its texts, its production and two of its performers, Suzanne Clément and Geneviève Schmidt. But not for the best series.
If we feared that the establishment of genderless acting categories could harm actresses, the opposite happened: only three men were awarded compared to eight women, both in leading and supporting roles.
We will see in practice if the genderless formula is adopted. Surely time will have to be given, unless the Academy backs down.
The audience award went to Conversations with My Parents, the first time in six years for François Morency’s favorite comedy.
“You are the only and final jury, never forget it,” the comedian wanted to say to the numerous fans of the series.
Great revenge for Morency and producer Guillaume Lspérance, who did not want to present the series in the other categories this year, considering himself rejected by the Academy.
In terms of yearbooks, Alertes dropped from 5th place for best series and best text. On the other hand, it was one of the protagonists of Perfect Moments, Catherine Trudeau, who was crowned for the leading role.
In comedy, the lycée Complètement triumphed, while Christine Beaulieu took the trophy for the leading role in The Eye of the Storm. Moved, she paid a vibrant tribute to her mother.
I tell you how happy I was for Simon Boulerice, who fully deserved to win for his fabulous Chouchou texts. His speech was happy, like him.
As usual, France Beaudoin didn’t want to take credit for her trophy for Live from the Universe, which was rightfully hers! –And she even promised to incorporate him into the team.
At the opening, Pierre-Yves Lord dared to wear a yellow jacket and shoes, introducing a musical number that could have been tighter, but which energized the room.
The presenter had warned that there would be less humour, but his montages to illustrate artificial intelligence were absolutely hilarious.
We saw him animate Piment Fort in the body of Normand Brathwaite, Christian Bégin playing the idiot, Simon Boulerice becoming Martin St-Louis du Canadien and even Bobino taking on the face of Mona de Grenoble.
“But artificial intelligence will never replace the creative brain of our artisans,” the presenter insisted.
Another strong moment when Pierre-Yves tours the sets of television shows to see Pier-Luc Funk, offering a “moment of revolution” in the process.
“Hey, see you at the gala?” » said Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge on the Si on s’aime sofa in front of a hesitant Pierre-Yves.
Very emotional moment when Benjamin Gratton (STAT) and Antoine Parent-Bédard (About Antoine) came on stage, accompanied by Patricia Paquin and Cathleen Rouleau.
“Then there are even people who say that I am a better actor than you in Chambres en ville,” Benjamin jokes, addressing his mother.
And to finish, we asked Véronique and Maxime Le Flaguais, wife and son of Michel Côté, to come and present the last award, that of best drama series.
Frédéric Millaire Zouvi, our 5th place national Jean-Mich, was rewarded for his supporting role at the evening’s opening gala, organized by Nicolas Ouellet.
Accepting her award for En direct du monde, Anne-Marie Dussault invited viewers to rise to honor the work of foreign correspondents.
before the accident
The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
ANNUAL DRAMA SERIES
the perfect moments
DAILY DRAMA SERIES
COMEDY OR DRAMATIC COMEDY
the air of going
The eye of the cyclone
MAIN ROLE: DRAMATIC SERIES
Evelyne Brochu – Favorite
Éléonore Loiselle – Disobey: the choice of Chantale Daigle
Antoine Pilon – Disobey: the choice of Chantale Daigle
Patrick Hivon – The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Julie Le Breton – The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Catherine Paquin-Béchard – Mégantic
Éric Robidoux – Mégantic
Éric Bruneau – Giro – Double fault
LEAD ROLE: ANNUAL DRAMA SERIES
Maude Guérin – 5th place
Sophie Prégent – Alerts
Nathalie Coupal – Hotel
Marie-Evelyne Lessard – Hotel
Emmanuel Schwartz – Hotel
Jean-François Nadeau – L’Échappée
Jean-François Pronovost – The perfect moments
Catherine Trudeau – The perfect moments
MAIN ROLE: DAILY DRAMA SERIES
Nour Belkhiria – Indefensible
Anne-Elisabeth Bossé – Indefensible
Sébastien Delorme – Indefensible
Michel Laperrière – Indefensible
Suzanne Clément – STATISTICS
MAIN ROLE: COMEDY OR COMEDY-DRAMA
Claude Legault – About Antoine
Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez – Counteroffer
Joakim Robillard – The air of going
Catherine St-Laurent – Looks good
Fabien Cloutier – Leo
Yanic Truesdale – The Boys
Christine Beaulieu – The eye of the storm
Catherine-Anne Toupin – …Me neither!
BEST SUPPORTING ROLE: DRAMATIC SERIES
Ireland Coast – Before the accident
Steve Laplante – Chouchou
Kathia Rock – Troubled Waters
Irdens Exantus – Fragments
Xavier Dolan – The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Anne Dorval – The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Madeleine Peloquin – The Emperor
Luc Senay – Mégantic
BEST SUPPORTING ROLE: DAILY DRAMA SERIES
Mathieu Baron – Indefensible
Christian Bégin – Indefensible
Stéphanie Germain – Indefensible
Martin-David Peters – Indefensible
Hubert Proulx – Indefensible
Normand D’Amour – STAT
Geneviève Schmidt – STAT
Lou-Pascal Tremblay – STAT
BEST TEXT—DRAMATIC SERIES
Éric Bruneau, Kim Lévesque-Lizotte – Before the accident
Simon Boulerice – Chouchou
Serge Boucher – Fragments
Xavier Dolan – The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Sylvain Guy – Mégantic
BEST TEXT—DAILY DRAMA SERIES
Nadine Bismuth, Erika Mathieu – Indefensible
Nadine Bismuth, Stéphane Hogue – Indefensible
Marie-Andrée Labbé – STAT
BEST ANIMATION PROGRAM OR SERIES: INTERVIEWS OR TALK SHOW
André Robitaille – Antonine Maillet: my floating thoughts
Jean-Philippe Dion – True Nature
André Robitaille – The little joys of Béatrice Picard
Guy A. Lepage – Everybody’s Talking About It
Véronique Cloutier – Added value
BEST ANIMATION SPECIAL OR SERIES: VARIETY OR PERFORMING ARTS
France Beaudoin – Live from the Universe – New Year’s Special
Guy Jodoin – The beautiful journey
Charles Lafortune – The Voice
Sébastien Diaz, Bianca Gervais – The Gervais-Diazs celebrate the Ciné-gift
Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse – Revolution
Véronique Cloutier – Zénith
BEST ANIMATION: HUMOR
Katherine Levac – Les Olivier Gala
Jean-René Dufort – Infoman 2022
Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais – Just for Laughs presents: The real galas
Laurent Paquin – The great ComediHa!
Patrick Huard – LOL: who will laugh last?
Mathieu Pichette – Bizarroscope
Tom-Eliot, Claudia Bouvette, Roxane Bruneau, Chloée Deblois, Mathieu Dufour, Irdens Exantus, Anas Hassouna, Schelby Jean-Baptiste, Alicia Moffet, Félix-Antoine Tremblay – The Night of Mammouth 2022
Mathieu Dufour, Gabrielle Laïla Tittley – The Creators: The Great Evening
Luc Langevin – The Inventives
Mehdi Cayena – ZIK