TORONTO, ON (April 3, 2023) – ACTRA Toronto is pleased to announce the nominees for the Outstanding Performance on-camera and voice awards and the recipient of the Stunt Award. The 21st ACTRA Awards in Toronto will take place at an intimate, in-person event on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female:
Raven Dauda as Angela McManus in Five Days at Memorial, “Day Five” (ABC Signature, International Famous Players Radio Picture Corporation, Scott Rudin Productions)
Grace Glowicki as Robin in Until Branches Bend (Ceroma Films, Experimental Forest Films, Reign Films)
Christine Horne as Dr. Lakeland in Ashgrove (Banana-Moon Sky Films, Cryingman Productions, Peter Harvey Productions)
Kiana Madeira as Aisha in Brother (Hawkeye Pictures, Conquering Lion Pictures)
Sheila McCarthy as Greta in Women Talking (Hear/Say Productions, Plan B Entertainment)
Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male:
Constant Bernard as Flo in Rosie (Assini Productions, Night Market)
Jonas Chernick as Jason in Ashgrove (Banana-Moon Sky Films, Cryingman Productions, Peter Harvey Productions)
Adolyn H. Dar as Imran in Desi Standard Time Travel (Dunya Media)
Araya Mengesha as Phil in Revenge of the Black Best Friend, “The One Who Dies First” (iThentic)
Eric Peterson as Junior in Junior’s Giant (Bankrupt T Clown Productions Limited)
Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female Voice:
AJ Bridel as Pipp Petals in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, “Izzy Does It” (Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Atomic Cartoons)
Ellen Dubin, Narrator in Dance Me to the End (ECW Press Ltd.)
Ana Sani as Izzy Moonbow in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, “The Traditional Unicorn Sleepover” (Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Atomic Cartoons)
bahia watson as Misty in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, “The Traditional Unicorn Sleepover” (Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Atomic Cartoons)
Louisa Zhu as Bonz-Eye in Transformers: BotBots, “Lone Bot and Carb” (Boulder Media; Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro)
Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male Voice:
Josh Cruddas as Sterling in Doomlands, “Imaginary Fiends” (Blue Ant Media; Look Mom! Productions)
Cory Doran as Balloonicus in Super Wish, “Copycat” (Discovery Kids Latin America; Nelvana; Redknot)
Jeremy Harris as Phil in Big Blue, “Fraidy Phil” (Guru Animation Studio)
Billy MacLellan, Narrator in Each Man’s Son (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
Ivan Sherry as Old Bennett Bramble in Saving Me, “Mind Trip” (Sphere Animation)
The ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award will be presented to Paul Rutledge.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 21st ACTRA Awards in Toronto together and in-person for the first time in three years,” says ACTRA Toronto President David Gale. “In 2023, we will applaud the outstanding performances by our members in everything from short and feature films to web series, animation and narration as well as honour the career excellence of our Stunt Award recipient.”
Candidates for ACTRA Toronto’s juried Outstanding Performance awards are submitted for consideration by ACTRA Toronto members. The nominees and winners are chosen by a jury comprised of ACTRA Toronto members. The ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award recipient is chosen by a committee comprised of past ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award recipients.
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 28,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. 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.
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