My 2007 Gemini Awards Post Show Update

So I’m back from Regina! But I’ve returned empty handed. =(


Yes, I admit an award would be nice. But that would just be icing, because I see the bigger picture. The experience of being at the Gemini Awards is something that will stay with me for a lifetime! Everywhere I looked, there was somebody I recognized or admired. Actors and comedians I worked with in the past, and many that I would love to work with.

It’s always so motivating to have hundreds of Canada’s brightest and most creative minds in televison and film all under one roof. Proof that you CAN make a living doing what you love. And you CAN leave a positive mark on others by being passionate about your craft.

A couple of great acceptance speeches, some were rudely cut off by the music. I understand the importance of time limits, but cutting someone off after just 30 seconds is a little harsh. Let them have their say, we all have somethin’ to share.

Too bad, my speech would have been the coolest acceptance of the night. Next time… 😉

George Stromboluffogus (I still can’t spell his last name) was a thoroughly entertaining host. The production setup was so cool and high-tech, I’m sure CBC blew their entire year’s budget on just lights!

For those of you that tuned in… they DIDN’T show my category on tv. Which, well… let’s just say I was a little disappointed. They told us the bad news at the last minute that some categories wouldn’t be on air (like mine). And they had a bunch of filler stuff when they could have been talking about the other nominees. Oh well, c’est la vie.

But at least I got some sexy time photographs out of it! C’mon, you already know I’m a camera whore… Check out the pics of my lovely guest and I. If you’re my facebook friend, you can see more there.

Geminis 2

Geminis 3

Geminis 4

Which reminds me: Get your dance membership, so I can see more of YOU in class and tell you more good news. And remember if you’re a college/university student, you can SHARE your card, so stop making excuses! Spread the word.

Visit the link now and let’s give ’em somethin’ to talk about… who knows, maybe I’ll direct a reality show about my hip hop or tap classes… starring YOU!

– SB

Published by ShawnByfield

Shawn Byfield is a certified public speaker, expert dance coach and entrepreneur. A National authority in dance and veteran in entertainment, film and fashion. Byfield is a DORA AWARD winning choreographer, GEMINI AWARD nominee, and 2x BLACK CANADIANS AWARD nominee. Shawn Byfield loves to travel nationally as an inspiring mentor, adjudicator, public speaker and choreographer.

One thought on “My 2007 Gemini Awards Post Show Update

  1. Like I said LUVLY, in my opinion you won, you acquired the recognition of being there, and the respect of the industry just in the honor of being nominated.

    I am so filled with pride and I am your number one cheerleader.


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