Winners Announced - 2013 ACTRA Awards in Toronto

Shannon Kook-Chun (photo: Max Kopanygin) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)

Shawn Doyle (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)

Tatiana Maslany (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)

Shirley Douglas (photo by Tim Leyes) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - ACTRA Toronto is pleased to announce the winners of the 11th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.

Outstanding Performance - Voice
Shannon Kook-Chun (Requiem for Romance)

Outstanding Performance - Female
Tatiana Maslany (Picture Day)

Outstanding Performance - Male
Shawn Doyle (The Disappeared)

"It's worth noting, I think, that this year's fantastic winners starred in three independent Canadian films: Requiem for Romance, a short animated film by Jonathan Ng, Picture Day by Kate Melville and The Disappeared by Shandi Mitchell. All writer-directors and two of them female," said President, David Sparrow. "Groundbreaking representation on lots of levels."

Rick Mercer presented ACTRA Toronto's 2013 Award of Excellence to Shirley Douglas, honouring her lifetime of acting and activism.

The annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at The Carlu on February 23, 2013. The gala evening was hosted by Elvira Kurt with live music by multiple Maple Blues nominee, Shakura S'Aida. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members.

ACTRA Toronto thanks the generous sponsors of The 11th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto:

Diamond Sponsor
Actra Fraternal Benefit Society
Platinum Sponsors
ACTRA National and ACTRA Performers' Rights Society,
Bell Media
Gold Sponsors
CBC, Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA),
City of Toronto Film & Television Office, Deluxe,
Rhombus Media, Shaftesbury, STARLIGHT - The Canadian Movie Channel,
United Steelworkers
Silver Sponsors
eOne, Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP Barristers & Solicitors,
Royal Bank of Canada
Bronze Sponsors
Breakthrough Entertainment, Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union,
Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), Don Carmody Productions,
Grant Thornton LLP,
Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc. and Back Alley Film Productions Ltd.,
New Real Films, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Take 5 Productions,
Whizbang Films, Writers Guild of Canada

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 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.

Image with caption: "Shannon Kook-Chun (photo: Max Kopanygin) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130223_C7989_PHOTO_EN_24011.jpg

Image with caption: "Shawn Doyle (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130223_C7989_PHOTO_EN_24012.jpg

Image with caption: "Tatiana Maslany (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130223_C7989_PHOTO_EN_24013.jpg

Image with caption: "Shirley Douglas (photo by Tim Leyes) (CNW Group/ACTRA Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130223_C7989_PHOTO_EN_24014.jpg

SOURCE: ACTRA Toronto




For further information:

Karen Woolridge, Public Relations Officer
Mobile: (416) 937-1437
email: kwoolridge@actratoronto.com