Winnipeg, MB (October 13, 2018) – ACTRA Manitoba announced the winners and special recipients of their 2018 ACTRA Awards, held last night at the Met Event Center. These awards are held every two years, recognizing the accomplishments of ACTRA Manitoba’s talented performers and celebrating Manitoba’s vibrant film industry. ACTRA nationally represents over 23,000 of Canada’s professional performers working in recorded media in Canada.
For those of you who missed the Gala, you may still view the INTRO VIDEO created especially for the 2018 Awards.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Outstanding Performance By A Female Artist In A Feature (Theatrical Or TV)
Andrea Del Campo, Diane “Stegman Is Dead” – Julijette Productions
Outstanding Performance By A Male Artist In A Feature (Theatrical Or TV)
Darren Wall, Dr. Faffard “Lovesick” – Eaglevision
Outstanding Performance – Female Artist In A Series Episode
Marina Stephenson Kerr, Mrs. Booth “Channel Zero – Candle Cove” – Universal Pictures/Original Pictures
Outstanding Performance – Male Artist In A Series Episode
Dave Brown, Tim Hazel “Channel Zero – Candle Cove” – Universal Pictures/Original Pictures
Outstanding Performance By A Female Artist In A Short
Daina Leitold, “The Interrogation”
Outstanding Performance By A Male Artist In A Short
BJ Verot, “Fisher Cove”
Best Stunt Performance
Jeff Strome, “Channel Zero -No End House”
Phyllis Laing received ACTRA’s Wayne Nicklas Award for Ongoing and Outstanding Contribution to ACTRA for her 30 year investment into Manitoba’s film community. LOVESICK (Eagle Vision) and STEGMAN IS DEAD (Julijette Inc.) tied for ACTRA’s newly launched Manitoba Award, recognizing exceptional engagement of our Manitoba talent in feature films or series. Carole Vivier was honoured for her work with Manitoba Film & Music in light of her recent retirement announcement.
“This red carpet, hosted by Lisa Durupt and Erik Athavale, exceeded all our expectations”, said ACTRA MB President Jan Skene. “Over 450 members of our Manitoba film community came out to recognize the achievements of our peers. We celebrated ACTRA Manitoba’s 60th Anniversary and ACTRA National’s 75th; we were honoured with the presence of Mayor Brian Bowman and the Honourable Minister of Culture, Heritage and Sport, Cathy Cox; and we had the industry party of the decade! Our film industry in Manitoba is flourishing, and I couldn’t be more proud of our Manitoba film family!”