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ACTRA Toronto Announces 2018 Nominees

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(January 15, 2018 – Toronto, ON) ACTRA Toronto has announced their nominees for the 16th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto. There is some added oomph to this year’s awards as they fall during the year the national organization celebrates its 75th anniversary.

“What a challenging and inspiring year in our industry!,” said President Theresa Tova. “As performers, our collective voices help make the world a better place through the stories we tell. I could not be prouder to recognize these talented artists whose performances have raised the bar for all of us.”

Following is the complete list of nominees:

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Female:
Kristin Booth — Ethel Kennedy in The Kennedys After Camelot, Episode 1
Sarah Gadon — Grace in Alias Grace, Episode 6
Sheila McCarthy — Valerie Walker in Cardinals
Tatiana Maslany — Fran in Apart from Everything
Tatiana Maslany — Various in Orphan Black, “To Right the Wrongs of Many”

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Male:
Richard Clarkin — Morgan in The Drawer Boy
Stuart Hughes — Angus in The Drawer Boy
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee — Appa in Kim’s Convenience
Tony Nappo — Quinn Diaz in Split Seconds
Ronnie Rowe Jr. — Black Cop in Black Cop

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Voice:
David Berni — Hector in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Saara Chaudry — Parvana in The Breadwinner
Cory Doran — Donny in 3 Amigonauts, “May the 4th Amigonaut be with You”
Colin Doyle — Bill in Fangbone”, “The Bill of Magic”
Carter Hayden — Klaus in Hotel Transylvania, “Becoming Klaus”

The nominees for the outstanding performance awards were chosen by a jury of ACTRA Toronto performers.

Nominees for the Members’ Choice Series Ensemble award are:
Baroness Von Sketch Show (Frantic Films)
Kim’s Convenience (Thunderbird Entertainment)

Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury)
Orphan Black (Temple Street Productions)

Schitt’s Creek (Not a Real Company)

Nominees for the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award are:

Hubert Boorder & Max White (joint nominees)

Shara Kim Angelica Lisk-Hann Chris Mark & James Mark (joint nominees)

John Stead

The winner of the 2018 ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award will be decided by a vote of ACTRA Toronto’s stunt community.

ACTRA Toronto performer Tamara Podemski will present her sister Jennifer Podemski with the Award of Excellence.

The ACTRA Awards in Toronto will be hosted by Colin Mochrie and take place at The Carlu on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Written by Diana Frances, live music will be provided by God Made Me Funky. Following the lead of #TIMESUP, the dress code will be black.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 23,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.