Nominees Announced for UBCP/ACTRA Awards

Nominees for the 2013 UBCP/ACTRA Awards in five performance categories were announced this week. The awards honour BC actors and aim to raise the profile of the province’s talent. 

The gala event, honouring five UBCP Members for work done in the past year, will be held on November 24, 2013 at the Vancouver Playhouse.

The nominees are: 

 

Best Actress

  • Jennifer Copping - Becoming Redwood
  • Michelle Harrison - Arctic Air – Hell Hath No Fury
  • Ellie Harvie - Home Alone Holiday Heist
  • Chelah Horsdal - Wishing Well
  • Pascale Hutton - Arctic Air – Blood Is Thicker Than Water
  • Gabrielle Rose - Crimes of Mike Recket
  • Emilie Ullerup - Arctic Air – Ts’inada

Best Actor

  • John Cassini  - The Resurrection of Tony Gitone
  • Tyler Labine - Cottage Country
  • Gerard Plunkett - Camera Shy
  • John Pyper - Ferguson - Motive - Undertow
  • Ian Tracey - Continuum – Second Opinion
  • Chad Willett - Becoming Redwood

Best Newcomer

  • William Ainscough - Seed - Ill Conceived
  • Megan Charpentier – MAMA
  • Ryan Grantham - Becoming Redwood
  • Tyler Johnston – Motive – Creeping Tom
  • Alisha Newton – Heartland – Under Pressure
  • Emily Bett Rickards - Arrow - Lone Gunman 

Best Voice

  • Peter Kelamis – Barbie: The Princess & The Popstar
  • Andrea Libman - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic  – Too Many Pinkie Pies
  • Alan Marriott – Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu - Pirates vs Ninja
  • Peter New - Littlest Pet Shop - Dumb Dumbwaiter
  • Nicole Oliver - The Littlest Pet Shop – Gailbreak!

Best Stunt

  • Simon Burnett - Arrow - The Undertaking
  • Simon Burnett - Arrow - Salvation
  • Colby Chartrand - True Justice - Dead Drop 2
  • Cassandra Ebner - Arrow - Unfinished Business
  • Jon Kralt - Arrow - The Odyssey
  • Gerald Paetz - True Justice - The Conversation 

In addition to the five performance awards, two UBCP industry awards will be presented. The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award and the John Juliani Award of Excellence. The recipients of these awards will be announced at a later date.

The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada - the foundation of Canada's highly acclaimed professional performing community.

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