19-2 wins big at Prix Gemeaux gala

The French-language police drama - currently being adapted in English for Bravo - takes home nine awards, while satirical comedy special Bye Bye 2012 takes home 10 statues. (19-2 cast, pictured)

Gritty French police drama 19-2 was one of the night’s top winners at the Prix Gémeaux Gala in Montreal on Sunday.

The series, an English-language version of which is currently in production for Bell Media’s Bravo channel, took home nine awards in total, including Best Drama Series, Best Director: Drama Series (Podz) and Best Writing in a Drama Series (Danielle Dansereau, Réal Bossé, Claude Legault).

Also winning big was annual comedy special Bye Bye 2012, which took home 10 awards in total, including Best Performance: Comedy (Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc, Véronique Cloutier, Michel Courtemanche, Joël Legendre, Louis Morissette) and Best Special: Comedy.

The Best Soap Opera (téléroman) prize went to O’, Best Comedy to Les Parent and Best Reality Series saw Les Chefs take home the top prize.

For a full list of Gala, pre-Gala and artistic/documentary prize winners, go here.

Photo credit: Suzan Ayscough/ academy.ca