Friday, January 10, 2014
"High calibre performances like these are building our Canadian Star System," said David Sparrow, President of ACTRA Toronto. "We are honoured to call these performers members of ACTRA Toronto."
R.H. Thomson will be presented with ACTRA Toronto's 2014 Award of Excellence at the Awards celebration. The Award of Excellence recognizes an exceptional body of work and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of all performers. Marco Bianco will receive the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award. The show will be hosted by actor and comedian Darrell Dennis with musical entertainment provided by Saidah Baba Talibah.
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada's 22,000 professional performers working in the English-language 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.
The ACTRA Awards in Toronto will take place at the Carlu on Saturday, February 22, 2014.
Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Voice
David Berni - Duck in Almost Naked Animals, "It's a Duck's Party"
Carlos Diaz - Fernando/King in Justin Time, "Olé Olé"
Dwayne Hill - Colton Steele/Sid Butane/Pete/Royce/Earl in Crash Canyon, "The Curse of the Monkey"
Nissae Isen - Yuri in My Big Big Friend, "Sleepover"
Terry McGurrin - Scaredy Squirrel in Scaredy Squirrel, "The Trophy Catastrophe"
Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Female
Amanda Brugel - Vanessa in Sex After Kids
Tatiana Maslany - Sarah/Alison/Coz in Orphan Black, "Natural Selection"
Jennifer Podemski - Minerva in Empire of Dirt
Helen Shaver - Pearl in Down River
Meg Tilly - Lorna in Bomb Girls, "Party Line"
Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Male
Michael D. Cohen - Abner in It Was You Charlie
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos - Henry Andreas in The Husband
Rick Roberts - Jack Layton in Jack
David Sutcliffe - Aidan Black in Cracked, "How The Light Gets In"
Hugh Thompson - Smith in Forgive Me, "Hallowed Be Thy Name"