TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - ACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the winners of the 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.
Outstanding Performance – Female
Catherine O'Hara (Moira Rose in Schitt's Creek, "Wine and Roses" Produced by Not a Real Company)
Outstanding Performance – Male
Christopher Plummer (Zev Guttman in Remember. Produced by Serendipity Point Films)
Outstanding Performance – Voice
Julie Lemieux (Granny Butternut in Numb Chucks, "Tough Love" Produced by 9 Story Media Group)
Tantoo Cardinal presented ACTRA Toronto's 2016 Award of Excellence to Sarah Gadon.
A special presentation of statuettes was made to ACTRA Toronto's stunt pioneers: John "Frenchie" Berger, Matt Birman, Shane Cardwell, Shelley Cook, Bobby Hannah, Chris Lamon, Dwayne McLean, Brent Meyer, Branko Racki, Alison Reid, Morris Maurizio Santia, John Stoneham Sr., Anton Tyukodi and Billy E. Williams.
"In a tough business, it's always exciting to see professional performers receive the recognition that they so richly deserve," said David Sparrow, President of ACTRA Toronto.
The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at a live show and gala at The Carlu. The show was hosted by comic Martha Chaves with live music by Salsa Norte.
The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto was sponsored by: DIAMOND: Actra Fraternal Benefit Society. PLATINUM: ACTRA National, Performers' Rights Society and Recording Artists' Collecting Society; Bell Media. GOLD: CBC, CMPA, City of Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office, Deluxe, In Your Ear Productions, IATSE 873, Rhombus Media, Shaftesbury Films, United Steelworkers. SILVER: Cavalluzzo, Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), RBC Royal Bank. BRONZE: Addenda Capital, Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, Don Carmody Film and Television, eOne, Grant Thornton, HUB International, New Real Films, Rolling Picture Company, Serendipity Point Films, 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 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.
SOURCE Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
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