Winnipeg, MB (September 5, 2018) – ACTRA Manitoba presents the nominees for their 2018 ACTRA Awards taking place at the Met Event Center (281 Donald St.) on Friday, October 12, 2018. This year’s Awards & Gala will also mark ACTRA Manitoba’s 60th Anniversary and the 75th Anniversary of ACTRA National. 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 22,000 of Canada’s professional performers working in recorded media in Canada.

The Gala Event, at the Met on October 12th, will be hosted by Lisa Durupt (Heartland, Less Than Kind) and Eric Athavale (Sunnyside). Two special industry awards will also be given out on the evening, recognizing outstanding contributors to Manitoba’s thriving local film industry.

*Cocktails: 6:30 PM
*Awards: 7:45 PM
*Dance party to follow

$25 Early Bird tickets available until October 1st! Ticket includes 2 drinks, hors d’oeuvres, & treats.

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Nominees for Outstanding Performance By A Female Artist In A Feature (Theatrical Or TV)
Andrea Del Campo, Diane “Stegman Is Dead” – Julijette Productions
Lauren Cochrane, Isabelle, “Snowmance” – Independent
Ali Tataryn, Nora, “Lovesick”, Eagle Vision

Nominees For Most Outstanding Performance By A Male Artist In A Feature (Theatrical Or TV)
Adam Hurtig, Nick, “Snowmance” – Independent
Ross McMillan, Dr. Goldberg, “Lovesick”, Eagle Vision
Darren Wall, Dr. Faffard, “Lovesick, Eagle Vision

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Female Artist In A Series Episode
Gwendolyn Collins, Daphne Bell
Abigail Pniowsky, Lily Painter
Marina Stephenson Kerr, Mrs. Booth (all) “Channel Zero – Candle Cove” – Universal Pictures/Original Pictures

Nominees for Outstanding Performance – Male Artist In A Series Episode
Dave Brown, Tim Hazel
Connor Peterson, Jacob Booth
Luca Villacis, Eddie Painter (all) Channel Zero – Candle Cove – Universal Pictures/Original Pictures

Nominees For Outstanding Performance By A Female Artist In A Short
Cheryl Gensiorek,“Blackout”
Annika Elyse Irving, “Hard Way Girl”
Daina Leitold, “The Interrogation MA”

Nominees For Outstanding Performance By A Male Artist In A Short
Stephen McIntyre, “Echoes In The Ice”
Karl Thordarson, “The Interrogation MA”
BJ Verot, “Fisher Cove”

Nominees for Best Stunt Performance
Kristen Sawatzky, “Channel Zero -Candle Cove”
Jeff Strome, “Channel Zero -No End House”
BJ Verot, “Channel Zero – No End House”