Browne & Whalen Host CAFTCAD Awards
(January 7, 2020 – Toronto, ON) Designer Yves Saint Laurent said he was constantly looking for perfection. Had he lived long enough, he would have found it in the choice of Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, fresh from Season 4 of Baroness Von Sketch Show, as the hosts on the 2020 CAFTCAD Awards gala on March 1st at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
CAFTACAD stands for the Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design. For over a decade, the organization has worked towards bringing together Canadian costume professionals from all corners of the industry, regardless of union affiliation. They held their inaugural awards event in 2019.
“Aurora and Jennifer ably personify the hilarity, the glamour, and the madness that is our business. But more than that, with 144 sketches in Season five of Baroness Von Sketch Show, and 902 distinct characters, they know better than anyone else that while drama is easy and comedy is hard, sketch comedy is kickass warfare that you can’t win without brilliant costumes. We are thrilled beyond words that these Baronesses will take the helm of the awards show this year,” said Co-Chairs Cynthia Amsden and Joanna Syrokomla.
Aurora Browne is proud to be one of the co-creators, writers, executive producers, and stars of CBC’s acclaimed Baroness von Sketch Show, Aurora Browne graduated from York University’s theatre program with a BFA in Acting, and began honing her sketch chops when she was hired by Toronto’s world-renowned Second City Mainstage. She recently co-created and starred in Newborn Moms, and stars in The Writer’s Block on CBC digital. She has been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards, Dora, and ACTRA awards, and in 2008 won the CCA for Best Female Improviser.
Jennifer Whalen is also co-creator, executive producer, writer, and co-star on Baroness von Sketch. She has been the showrunner for Season 4 and Season 5 of the critically acclaimed show that has won multiple awards including 12 Canadian Screen Awards, three Canadian Comedy Awards, two Banff Rockies and one ACTRA award.
The CAFTCAD Awards will be held at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. Click here for more information.