ACTRA Toronto has announced its Outstanding Performance nominees for its on-camera and voice awards, set to take place April 26.
It has also announced Paul Rutledge as the recipient of this year’s ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award. Known for his work in more than 145 feature films and series, Rutledge has performed stunt work in films like Nightmare Alley, RoboCop, The Incredible Hulk, and Johnny Mnemonic, and served as stunt coordinator on countless other productions, including TV series Reign, Relic Hunter, and Due South.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the 21st ACTRA Awards in Toronto together and in-person for the first time in three years,” said 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.”
This year’s nominees are:
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” (Allspark Animation; Boulder Media; Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Thunderbird Entertainment)
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” (Allspark Animation; Boulder Media; Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Thunderbird Entertainment)
bahia watson as Misty in My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, “The Traditional Unicorn Sleepover” (Allspark Animation; Boulder Media; Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; Thunderbird Entertainment)
Louisa Zhu as Bonz-Eye in Transformers: BotBots, “Lone Bot and Carb” (Bardel Entertainment; Boat Rocker Studios; Boulder Media; Entertainment One; Hasbro Studios; Hasbro; eOne Television)
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)
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada.
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