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ACTRA TO Honours Its Own

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Dayo Ade, Angela Asher, Art Hindle. Photos supplied by ACTRA Toronto.

ACTRA TO Honours Its Own
by Staff Editors

(March 7, 2022 – Toronto, ON) The Toronto branch of ACTRA honoured its own yesterday as the winners of the 20th ACTRA Awards were announced during an online presentation on ACTRA Toronto’s YouTube channel.

“The 20th anniversary of our awards proved to be a stunning celebration of exceptional ACTRA Toronto talent, not the least of which was our Award of Excellence recipient, the illustrious Art Hindle,” said President David Gale. “Our awards showed yet again that we have the breadth of outstanding talent to authentically tell any story, and as the Stunt Ensemble competition proved, if it’s action you want, we have that, too. Plus, with more studio space being built in Ontario, I’m super excited at the increased opportunities for all our talented stars to reveal to the world what we can do.”

The winners include:

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male
Dayo Ade as Anthony in Cinema of Sleep (Inferno Pictures Inc.)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female Voice
Angela Asher as Voice of God, Silver Cord Trailer (Space Mop)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male Voice
Joshua Graham as Sam Whippet in Go, Dog. Go!, “Dog The Right Thing” (DreamWorks; WildBrain Studios)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female
Kelly McCormack as Darren in Sugar Daddy (Clique Pictures; Violator Films; Floyder Films)

Karl Pruner presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2022 Award of Excellence to Art Hindle

Karen Robinson announced that Sphère Média and Sienna Films’ Sort Of won the Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award. Kaya Kanashiro and Aden Bedard, who play the children Violet and Henry in the series, accepted the award for the ensemble.

A new ACTRA Toronto Stunt Ensemble award was introduced this year. The nominees were Mayor of Kingstown, Nightmare Alley and Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, which won the inaugural award for a big rig stunt in the film. Award-winning Stunt Coordinator Angelica Lisk-Hann presented the award to Stunt Coordinator Dan Skene, who accepted the award on behalf of the stunt ensemble.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 27,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. 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.