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Degrassi To Be Inducted in Canada’s Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame recently announced their first round of 2023 inductees, and Degrassi (the brand) was included as one of the recipients. This is a huge honour for the Degrassi team.

Canada’s Walk of Fame (CWOF) is a walk of fame that acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of Canadians who have excelled in their respective fields. As CEO Jeff Latimer puts it, CWOF aims to celebrate “Canadian changemakers, trailblazers, and influencers who have a lasting cultural impact on the fabric of Canadian identity.” The walk itself is a series of maple leaf-shaped plagues embedded in several blocks worth of sidewalks in downtonwn Toronto.

New inductees are inducted annually at an unveiling ceremony. This year the ceremony will take place on December 2, 2023 and will be broadcast on CTV on a later date. Since it’s Degrassi as a brand that is getting its own star (rather than a specific person), it’s not clear yet who from the Degrassi team will attend. I would assume Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn will be there, but it will be exciting to see if anyone else attends with them.

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Degrassi Co-Creator Linda Schuyler on Degrassi’s Emmy Nomination

In honour of Degrassi’s 2012 Emmy Nomination, Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler recently did an interview with Gold Derby.

In the interview (which includes a 17 minute video), Linda discusses how Degrassi has been influenced by her years as a junior high school teacher. She also talks about Degrassi’s mission and what the series is known for, such as its fearlessness and issue-based storylines.

Obviously one storyline and character in particular is getting a lot of attention. Degrassi’s portrayal of a transgender teenager is definitely a television ‘first,’ and it has already won Degrassi a Peabody Award. This is obviously a source of pride for the producers of Degrassi (as it should be!). In this interview, Linda explained: “When we received that award they said to us, ‘Degrassi neither trivialized nor over-sensationalized the issue,’ and … that’s what we aim for.”

Make sure you watch the entire video interview with Linda on It is very interesting for all past and present Degrassians!

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Degrassi Nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award!

Wow wow WOW! What else is there to say?

The 2012 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and I am very happy to say that Degrassi was among the nominees!

Degrassi has been nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category alongside Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie, Nickelodeon’s iCarly, and HBO’s The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Great Cafeteria Takeover.

Last year, Degrassi was nominated in the same category, but lost to A Child’s Garden of Poetry. The show has also won International Emmy’s in the 1980’s for Degrassi Junior High and the Kids of Degrassi Street.

Congratulations to everybody at Epitome, including the entire cast and crew of Degrassi. We are all so proud of you!

Full list of 2012 Emmy Nominations

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Photos: Degrassi Cast at the MMVA’s

Check out pictures of the Degrassi cast at last night’s Much Music Video Awards in the gallery!

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Degrassi Cast at the Much Music Video Awards

The Much Music Video Awards took place in Toronto last night, and various Degrassi cast members were there! Munro Chambers, Christine Prosperi, Jessica Tyler, Luke Bilyk, Jahmil French, and Alicia Josipovic were there representing the current cast, as well as Degrassi alumnus like Cassie Steele and Shenae Grimes.

Munro presented an award to Justin Bieber towards the end of the evening. He also answered some questions in the press room (see above video), and talked about aspiring to follow in Ryan Gosling’s footsteps, what it’s like to be called a “sex symbol,” and what we can expect from Eli in season 12.

Keep checking back, because we will update as soon as more pictures and video of our Degrassi cast at the MMVA’s are released.

-Watch the MMVA’s on (Munro Chambers and Shenae Grimes presenting)
-YouTube: Munro Chambers Presents an Award to Justin Bieber
-Watch the Be Bold Lounge (Munro Chambers and Cassie Steele are interviewed)
New Season 12 Promo (Low Quality)
-Munro Chambers Backstage Interview
-Degrassi Cast on the Red Carpet with Inside Pulse – Video 1 & Video 2

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Degrassi Cast to Appear at the MMVA’s

The Much Music Video Awards are less than 2 weeks away, and if you aren’t already excited to see Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Darren Criss, Degrassians will be excited for this.

Much Music announced that Degrassi’s own Munro Chambers will be one of the presenters this year, along with Degrassi alumnus Shenae Grimes. We are expecting other Degrassi cast members to also attend (they are there almost every year). A few of them have confirmed via Twitter that they will be there, so be sure to keep an eye out for the cast during the Red Carpet Special.

The MMVA’s are taking place Sunday, June 17th. You can watch it all on Much Music, with the award show beginning at 9:00 p.m. For more information on the MMVA’s, check out their official website.

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Degrassi Cast at the GLAAD Awards

The GLAAD Media Awards took place in San Francisco this past weekend, and a few of our Degrassians were in attendance. Degrassi cast members Annie Clark and Jordan Todosey were there, along with Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler. All three of them looked stunning as they posed for photos on the red carpet. During the ceremony, Degrassi lost the Outstanding Drama Series award to Grey’s Anatomy. Nonetheless, it’s clear that the entire Degrassi community has a lot to be proud of.

Check out photos of Annie, Jordy, and Linda in our gallery!

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Degrassi Nominated for 2012 Banff Rockies Award

Some exciting news for the cast and crew of Degrassi this morning, as the series was nominated for a Banff Rockies Award at the Banff Television Festival!

Degrassi is one of the Youth Programs (13+) Fiction finalists. Other finalists include KRIMI.DE – Schuldig (Germany), The Fades (United Kingdom), Leonardo (United Kingdom), 13 Hours – Race Against Time (Germany), and Heartland (Canada).

Degrassi is nominated for the “Extraordinary Machine” episode from last summer. From
This episode features three slice of life stories. The teens are forced to deal with the all too adult situations of recognizing mental illness, the consequences of drug use, and giving a baby up for adoption. Each story focuses on its main characters as they deal with the direct consequences of their decisions. In this single episode the viewer gets a small taste of each character’s season-long journey of discovery: learning just how strong they can really be.

The Banff World Media Awards are an internationally-recognized award program awarding the best in television and digital media from around the world. The winners will be presented at the Banff World Media Festival on June 10-13, 2012.

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Linda Schuyler Named to the Order of Ontario

Degrassi co-creator and executive producer Linda Schuyler has been named to the Order of Ontario!

The Order of Ontario is considered to be the province’s highest honour, and Linda is one of 27 outstanding individuals who were chosen. The Order of Ontario appointees are chosen for their contributions to history, politics, science, art, law, medicine, the environment and philanthropy. Nominations are made by members of the public, recognizing forward-thinkers, activists, and humanitarians in the province of Ontario.

Linda and the other nominees will be invested at a ceremony on January 26th.

Congratulations to Linda for this well-deserved honour!

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Degrassi Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Degrassi, as the show was just nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for the second year in a row! Degrassi is nominated in the “Outstanding Drama Series” category along with Pretty Little Liars, Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and Torchwood. Degrassi is receiving recognition for the various LBGT storylines on the show this past year, including fan favourites Adam and Fiona. As always, we couldn’t be more proud!

The GLAAD Media Awards are an annual event presented by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. They aim to celebrate and award the best images of the LGBT community in the media. This year, the Awards will be held in New York (March 24), Los Angeles (April 21), and San Francisco (June 2).

Degrassi has previously been nominated for 3 other GLAAD Awards. The first was in 2004 for Marco’s storyline. Paige and Alex’s relationship garnered Degrassi another GLAAD nomination in 2008. And last year, Degrassi was nominated for the show’s groundbreaking transgender character Adam.

Check out the other nominees in this video. Good luck to Degrassi!

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Linda Schuyler Wins the Bonham Centre Award

Degrassi creator Linda Schuyler can add another award to her impressive list of achievements. She was recently honoured with the Bonham Centre Award from the University of Toronto’s Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

The award was presented to Linda yesterday along with Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter of Milk). The award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the development of sex education and sexual diversity in the public sphere. Past winners include sex educator Sue Johanson, who guest starred on Degrassi Junior High and TNG.

At the ceremony, Mark S. Bonham discussed Degrassi’s lasting influence on youth culture, stating: “Linda’s series was the first TV show with an adolescent cast and an adolescent audience .. And in a positive way, that shaped and educated this generation’s thinking and outlook on life.

Former Degrassi star Adamo Ruggiero was also on hand to describe how Linda and Degrassi changed his life: “I remember growing up in a Catholic school and being bullied,” Adamo said. “I was struggling with my own sexual identity when Linda plucked me from the suburbs of Toronto and gave me this beautiful gift of Marco.

Congratulations Linda!


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Munro Chambers and Annie Clark at the Gemini Awards

Check out a few pictures from the Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala last night in Toronto. Annie Clark and Munro Chambers were both presenting at the ceremony. They both looked stunning on the red carpet! Munro wore a classic suit & tie, while Annie took a risk with this long, flowy number.

View all the images in the 2011 Gemini Awards album in our gallery!

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Annie and Munro Talk Season 11 Part 2

Annie Clark and Munro Chambers took some time out from working the red carpet at the Geminis to talk about the second half of Season 11, The Emmy Awards, and Declan Coyne  with The TV Addict. While there are no plot revealing spoilers; we do get a few teases about Fiona’s future friends status and confirmation of continuing the friendship between Fiona and Eli. Munro, as always, touches on his hopes for Eli and Clare reiterating that their future is still unknown but he’s hoping for at least a solid friendship between the characters. For more Watch the video above and read more here.

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Degrassi Cast at the Gemini Awards

As reported yesterday, Degrassi won 3 Gemini Awards last night!! Several of our cast members were in attendance, including Jahmil French, Jessica Tyler, Jordan Todosey, and more.

The gallery has now been updated with images from the event, so check out the album right here!! See our gorgeous cast all dolled up for the red carpet. Congrats Degrassi!

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Degrassi Wins at the Gemini Awards!

It’s been another successful year for Degrassi at the Gemini Awards!!

Celebrating the best talent in Canadian Television, the Gemini Awards are often referred to as the Canadian Emmys. Tonight, one of the Industry Galas took place, which included all of the Children/Youth categories that Degrassi was nominated in.

Degrassi received 6 nominations this year, and I am happy to say that our favourite show picked up 3 of those awards. The winners included:

Degrassi – Best Children’s/Youth Fiction Program/Series
Jordan Todosey (My Body is a Cage) – Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
Pat Williams (All Falls Down) – Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series

Various Degrassi cast and crew were on hand tonight, including Linda Schuyler, Stephen Stohn, Stephanie Cohen, Sam Earle, Jessica Tyler, Jordan Todosey, Alicia Josipovic, Jahmil French, Stacey Farber, and more!

Remember: The Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala will air September 7th live on CBC. Hosted by comedian Russell Peters, Degrassi cast members Annie Clark and Munro Chambers will also be presenting an award!

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Degrassi Scores 6 Gemini Award Nominations

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Gemini Award nominations were released today, and Degrassi received a total of 6 nominations!! Unsurprisingly, season 10’s “My Body Is a Cage” episode got a lot of love and was recognized in several categories. Former and current Degrassi cast members were also nominated for other television shows they have been a part of as well. This year the Gemini Awards will air September 7th at 8pm on CBC. However, the majority of Degrassi’s awards will be handed out at the Industry Galas on August 30th and 31st. Here is a complete list of Degrassi’s nominations:

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Degrassi – Epitome Pictures

Best Direction in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
My Body is a Cage Part 2 – Phil Earnshaw
All Falls Down Part 2 – Pat Williams

Best Sound in a Dramatic Program
Degrassi Takes Manhattan – Robert Fletcher, Mike Baskerville, John Dykstra, Danielle McBride, Dan Sexton, Virginia Storey

Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
My Body is a Cage Part 2 – Michael Grassi

Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
My Body is a Cage Part 2 – Jordan Todosey

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Degrassi Receives an Emmy Nomination!

As an avid fan of Glee, I was eagerly anticipating today’s Emmy nominations. But while at my desk feverently checking Twitter this morning, I definitely did not expect to hear my beloved Degrassi’s name called! That’s right, Degrassi has been nominated for a 2011 Primetime Emmy Award!

Degrassi is nominated in the “Outstanding Children’s Program” category. They are up against A Child’s Garden of Poetry, Victorious, iCarly, and The Wizards of Waverly Place. Degrassi is nominated for “My Body Is a Cage Part 2.” With the subject matter of that episode, it definitely stands out from the rest. What do you guys think about Degrassi’s chances of winning?

This isn’t the first time Degrassi has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Kids of Degrassi St. won an Emmy in 1986 for the episode “Griff Gets a Hand” and Degrassi Junior High won in 1987 for “It’s Late.” Degrassi Junior High was also nominated for an Emmy in 1988 for the episode “Great Expectations.” However, this is the first time Degrassi has received an Emmy nomination since the TNG redux. So as expected, everybody is very excited.

Degrassi most definitely deserves this level of recognition, and I couldn’t be happier for the producers, crew, and cast of this amazing show!

EDIT: Check out this brief Etalk clip on Degrassi’s nomination!
EDIT #2: And another one! Etalk aired this short interview with Jordan Todosey on Friday night.

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Degrassi Cast at the 2011 Much Music Video Awards

The Much Music Video Awards took place in Toronto last night, and several Degrassi cast members were in attendance. Munro, Charlotte, Ray, and Aislinn were there (along with Nina Dobrev, Drake, and the Degrassi producers). Check out pictures from the red carpet in our gallery! Also, click here to watch the Degrassi cast’s red carpet interview on Much!

In addition to walking the red carpet, Munro Chambers actually got to present an award on stage during the show. Check out a video of him presenting right here. Apparently he even made Lady Gaga laugh (who was watching from backstage). Awesome!

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Degrassi Presented With Special Youth Media Alliance Award

The Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence Gala took place in Toronto tonight. The Gala honours Canada’s top English language children’s TV programs, and as expected Degrassi was among the series to receive recognition. Several Degrassi cast members were on hand including Charlotte Arnold, Amanda Stepto, Adamo Ruggiero, Munro Chambers, and more! Yes, that is a picture with Amanda, Stacie, Adamo, and Ray all celebrating together!! Degrassi received the ‘Special Anniversary Outstanding Achievement Award’!! Here is what the press release had to say:

For 30 years now Degrassi has been presenting coming-of-age stories to generations of kids and teens who are coming-of-age themselves. The legacy of Degrassi is what everyone television creator inspires to make. But its more than just a long running, gold dust covered, TV show. Degrassi has become part of the cultural fabric of Canada.

We couldn’t agree more!! Congrats to Degrassi — it may be another award to add to your collection, but this one seems extra special!

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Degrassi Accepts Peabody Award

Congratulations ad from TeenNick and Degrassi’s Peabody Award

The Peabody Awards were handed out today in New York, and several Degrassi representatives were at the event. You might remember that earlier this year it was announced that Degrassi would receive a Peabody Award for its groundbreaking transgender storyline. Today they were presented with this award. Executive producers Stephen Stohn and Linda Schuyler were there along with Jordan Todosey. Stephen has been tweeting pictures from the event, which you can view at his Twitter. Hopefully we will get to see some videos from the event soon!