Tracy Dawson, who plays Meghan Fitzpatrick on locally filmed Call Me Fitz, picks up her Gemini for best actress in a comedy series Sept. 7. G. Pimentel Photography courtesy of ACCT
BY JENNIFER HOEGG
Kings County Advertiser/Register
Call Me Fitz‚Äôs Tracy Dawson is the latest award winner from the New Minas-filmed comedy. Dawson picked up the Gemini Award for best actress in a comedy during the Sept. 7 televised awards show for her wickedly funny portrayal of title character Richard Fitzpatrick‚Äôs sister Meghan.
In pre-gala industry awards the HBO Canada show, created by new Wolfville resident Sheri Elwood, won six awards.
Fitz was nominated for 16 Geminis, including gala night awards for best comedy, but lost out to the Rick Mercer Report. Dawson‚Äôs colleagues Priestley and Brooke Nevin were nominated for best actor and actress in a comedy, respectively.
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Production has resumed on season three of the comedy in New Minas, Wolfville and surrounding areas. DVDs of the first season go on sale this fall and season two airs on HBO beginning Sept. 25.