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22nd ACTRA Awards nominees announced

ACTRA Toronto has announced the nominees for the 22nd ACTRA Awards in Toronto, set to take place at the Palais Royale on Monday, April 22, 2024, hosted by actress and writer Martha Chaves.

Among the productions spurring multiple Performance nominations are Shudder and Hollywood Suite’s Slasher; AppleTV+ kids series Pinecone & Pony; and live-action animal series Mittens & Pants,CBC Kids original.

The ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award will be presented to Tom Farr, known for his work on series like Hemlock Grove, Murdoch Mysteries and Saving Hope, among many other credits.

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female:

Katie Douglas

Katie Douglas as Kara Robinson in The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story (Julijette Inc.)

Kimberly-Sue Murray as Trader in Trader (Backlash Pictures, Pagemaster Pictures, Hero Entertainment Group)

Chelsea Russell as Tessie in Woman Meets Girl (Process Entertainment, Canfro Productions, Aine Rock Productions, Mugaliyombo Media with support from CFC/Netflix Calling Card Accelerator Fund, the Slaight Family Canadian Music Fund and the Toronto Arts Council)

Elizabeth Saunders as Sue in smokeBreak (Benchmark Pictures)

Sonja Smits as Kate in Better Days (Paragraph Pictures)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male:

Salvatore Antonio as Salomé in Slasher, “Everybody’s Darling” (Shaftesbury, Shudder, Hollywood Suite)

Daniel Kash as Superintendent Isaac Kashtinsky in Slasher, “Left Handed Justice”

Billy MacLellan as Willy MacIsaac in Diggstown, “Marcie Diggs” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Circle Blue Entertainment)

Scott McCord

Scott McCord as Victor in FROM, “Forest for the Trees” (AGBO, Epix Studios, MGM International TV Productions, MGM Television, Midnight Radio)

Michael Riley as Old Tom in Ruby and the Well, “I Wish I Was the Next Well Keeper” (Shaftesbury in association with BYUtv and Family Channel)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Female Voice:

Stacey DePass as Penelope Snodgrass in Saving Me, “Bennett the Grouch” (Sphere Animation)

Katie Griffin as Superbuns in Superbuns, “C’mon Caterpillar” (Yowza Animation)

Pinecone & Pony

Emma Hunter as Magpie in Pinecone & Pony, “Pinecone and Horse” (First Generation Films, in association with DreamWorks Animation and Apple TV +)

Maria Nash as Pinecone in Pinecone & Pony, “The Sturdy Stone”

Margarita Valderrama as Lime Chiffon in Strawberry Shortcake and the Beast of Berry Bog (WildBrain)

Outstanding Performance – Gender Non-Conforming or Male Voice:

Dan Chameroy as Monsieur LaFleur in Mittens & Pants, “My Carrots” (produced by Windy Isle Entertainment, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund and the assistance of Ontario Creates and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit)

Cory Doran as Balloonicus in SuperWish, “The Ballooniverse Pageant” (Discovery Kids Latin America, Nelvana, Corus, Redknot)

Athan Giazitzidis as Pants in Mittens & Pants, “Mysterious Crunch”

Daniel Keith Morrison as Damien in Total Drama Island: Reboot, “Meet the Victims” (Fresh TV Inc.)

Nylan Parthipan as Ivan in PJ Masks: Power Heroes, “Ice World (part 1)” (Frog Box, Hasbro, Disney EMEA)

Nominees 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, with the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award recipient  chosen by a committee comprised of past Stunt Award recipients.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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