From Variety staff:
First Golden Maple Awards Set for July 1
TheÂ Academy of Canadians in Sports & EntertainmentÂ â€“ Los Angeles is accepting submissions for the firstÂ Golden Maple Awards, which promote and honor Canadian TV talent and athletes in the U.S.
Submission period is March 8-31, with a committee to review the contenders and announce nominees April 28. Voting closes June 23, with awards to be presented on Canada Day, July 1, at a location to be announced.
Categories include best Canadian actor, actress and newcomer, in a TV series broadcast in the U.S. The org has timed the awards to boost Canadian talent visibility during Emmy season.
The Golden Maple committee will release a list of honorees separately. Members of ACISE-LA will vote on the final ballot.
Submissions can be sent by the U.S. network, talent rep, publicist or self to ACISE-LA headquarters in Los Angeles.