ACTRA Toronto unveils Outstanding Performance nominees

ACTRA Toronto has unveiled the nominees for its annual Outstanding Performance on-camera and voice awards. Among the productions garnering multiple nominees are feature films Cinema of Sleep and Sugar Daddy, as well as animated kids’ series Go, Dog. Go!

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female:
Getenesh Berhe as Abrihet in Cinema of Sleep (Inferno Pictures Inc.)
Amanda Brugel as Rita Blue in The Handmaid’s Tale, “Milk” (MGM/UA Television)
Amanda Cordner as 7ven in Sort Of, “Sort of a Party” (Sienna Films; Sphere Media)
Kelly McCormack as Darren in Sugar Daddy (Clique Pictures; Violator Films; Floyder Films)
Tamara Podemski as Alison Trent in Coroner, “Spirits” (Back Alley Film Productions; Muse Entertainment Enterprises; Cineflix Studios)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male:
Dayo Ade as Anthony in Cinema of Sleep (Inferno Pictures Inc.)
Emeka Agada as Dylan James in Nurses, “Best Day Ever” (Entertainment One; ICF Films; Piazza Entertainment; Corus Entertainment)
Vlad Alexis as Mike in Lune (Open City Works)
Colm Feore as Gordon in Sugar Daddy (Clique Pictures; Violator Films; Floyder Films)
Thomas Antony Olajide as Dezi in Learn to Swim (Leilani Films; Wildling Pictures)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female Voice:
Angela Asher Dramatic Narration for Silver Cord Trailer (Space Mop)
Tina Jung as Suki in Riders Republic (Ubisoft)
Kimberly-Sue Murray as Gamora in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal; Marvel Entertainment)
Lisa Norton as Poppy in Glowbies, “Excusing Me” (Gallus Entertainment)
Ana Sani as Cleo in Ollie’s Pack, “Time Warped/Inspector Ollie Allen” (Nelvana)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male Voice:
Joshua Graham as Sam Whippet in Go, Dog. Go!, “Dog The Right Thing” (Dreamworks; Wildbrain Studios)
Deven Mack as Beast Volk in Dragalia Lost (Nintendo)
Jon McLaren as Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, (Eidos Montreal; Marvel Entertainment)
Anand Rajaram as Beans in Go, Dog. Go!, “Clucky Day/Take Me Out to the Fetch Game” (Dreamworks; Wildbrain Studios)
Rob Tinkler as Phileas in Around the World in 80 Days (Cottonwood Media; Studio Canal; France 3 Cinema; Umedia)

The awards will be broadcast on ACTRA Toronto’s YouTube channel on Sunday, March 6, at 8 p.m. EST.

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 select jury of ACTRA Toronto members.

ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 27,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada.

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