Saturday, February 26, 2011
The late Maury Chaykin was declared winner of the ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Male, for his role as the series lead as Sam Blecher on Less than Kind. He passed award in July on his 61st birthday after a lengthy struggle with kidney disease. His wife Susannah Hoffmann accepted the award on his behalf.
The late Tracy Wright the award for ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Female with her co-star Molly Parker for their work on the Bruce McDonald film Trigger. It was her last film role before passing from pancreatic cancer at the age of 50. Her husband, writer/director/actor Don McKellar accepted the award on her behalf.
Sean Cullen won the ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Voice for his work in the animated childrens' show Jimmy Two-Shoes as the evil Lucius.
Fiona Reid was presented with the 2011 Award of Excellence at the Awards for her exceptional body of work and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of all performers. She is a member of the Order of Canada. The award was presented to her by Eric Peterson.
ACTRA Toronto represents over 15,000 of Canada's 21,000 professional performers working in English-Canada.
Complete list of winners for the 9th Annual ACTRA Awards
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Voice:
Sean Cullen (Jimmy Two-Shoes, Series Lead)
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Female:
Molly Parker (Trigger)
Tracy Wright (Trigger)
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Male:
Maury Chaykin (Less than Kind, Series Lead)
2011 Award of Excellence: