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ACTRA Toronto Announces Awards

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ACTRA Toronto Announces Awards
by Staff Editors

(April 27, 2023 – Toronto, ON) As they only honour a few nominees, the 21st ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented yesterday at an intimate, in-person luncheon at the Palais Royale.

“Following a record-breaking production year in Ontario in 2022, we are thrilled to come together to celebrate our nominees and special award recipients this year at the 21st ACTRA Awards in Toronto,” said ACTRA Toronto President David Gale. “Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners and their outstanding performances that continue to amaze and inspire us.”

Following are the award-winners announced yesterday:

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female Voice
bahia watson as Misty in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, “The Traditional Unicorn Sleepover” (Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Atomic Cartoons)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male Voice
Billy MacLellan, Narrator in Each Man’s Son (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female
Raven Dauda as Angela McManus in Five Days at Memorial, “Day Five” (ABC Signature, International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation, Scott Rudin Productions)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male
Eric Peterson as Junior in Junior’s Giant (Bankrupt T Clown Productions Limited)

ACTRA Toronto’s 2023 Award of Excellence was presented to Angelica Lisk-Hann by Wendy Crewson.

The 2023 ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award was presented to Paul Rutledge by John Stead.
Sort Of (Sienna Films, Sphere Media, Canada Media Fund (CMF), HBO Max) won the Members’ Choice Series Ensemble Award, presented by AFBS.

What We Do In The Shadows, “The Night Market” (FX Productions, Two Canoes Pictures, 343 Incorporated, FX Network, Dive) won the 2023 Stunt Ensemble Award.

An online edition of the awards presentation will be posted to ACTRA Toronto’s YouTube channel in the coming weeks.

Northernstars™ joins with others in congratulating this year’s nominees and award-winners.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 28,000 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.