Glenn Martin, DDS Wins Gemini for Cuppa Coffee

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Glenn Martin, DDS cleaned up in the animation categories at the Gemini Awards, presented to honor achievements in English-language television in Canada.

The animated series, which airs in the United States on Nick at Nite, won the award for best animated series or program as a production of Toronto-based Cuppa Coffee Studios, The Tornante Co. and Rogers Broadcasting. It also won best direction in an animated program or series for Ken Cunningham, who directed the episode “The Tooth Will Set You Free.”

The best animated series win marks the second consecutive win in the category for Cuppa Coffee, which won last year for Life’s a Zoo.

“We’re delighted to have once again been awarded Canada’s most prestigious trophy, representing excellence in television — an honor that carries with it a great deal of international prestige and respect,” said Adam Shaheen, executive producer and president of Cuppa Coffee.

The winners in animation and related categories are:

  • Best Animated Program or Series: Glenn Martin, DDS (Cuppa Coffee Studios, Tornante Animation, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.), Adam Shaheen
  • Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series: Ken Cunningham – Glenn Martin, DDS – “The Tooth Will Set You Free”
  • Best Original Music Score for an Animated Program or Series: Jonathan Evans, Gerard Tevlin – Guess With Jess – “How Can We Decorate the Christmas Tree?”
  • Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series: Kim Cattrall – Producing Parker – “The Skinny on Parker”
  • Best Visual Effects: Mario Rachiele, Marie-Eve Bedard-Tremblay, Benoît Briere, Raphael Hubert, Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput – Ben Hur

The full list of winners can be found online at the awards’ website, www.geminiawards.ca.