From a media release:
ACTRA Toronto is delighted to announce the nominees for the 14thÂ Annual ACTRA Awards inÂ Toronto. The ACTRA Awards inÂ TorontoÂ will take place at The Carlu onÂ Saturday, February 20, 2016.
Nominees for Outstanding Performance â€“ Voice:
- Christian DistefanoÂ (Artie)Â Creative Galaxy, “Christmas Memories” (9 Story Media Group)
- Andrew JacksonÂ (Buford)Â Numb Chucks,Â “Flock of Steven Seagulls” (9 Story Media Group)
- Julie LemieuxÂ (Granny Butternut)Â Numb Chucks,Â “Tough Love” (9 Story Media Group)
- Bryn McAuleyÂ (Quills)Â Numb Chucks,Â “Quills and Present Danger” (9 Story Media Group)
- Adrian TrussÂ (Armand the Sasquatch)Â Camp Lakebottom,Â “The Abominable Dr. Squatch” (9 Story Media Group)
Nominees for Outstanding Performance â€“ Female:
- Torri HigginsonÂ (Natalie Lawson)Â This Life,Â “Gut Punch” (Sphere Media Plus)
- Christine HorneÂ (Jennifer)Â Hyena RoadÂ (Rhombus Media)
- Tatiana MaslanyÂ (various)Â Orphan Black,Â “History Yet to Be Written” (Temple Street Productions)
- Catherine O’HaraÂ (Moira Rose)Â Schitt’s Creek,Â “Wine and Roses” (Not A Real Company)
- Shailyn Pierre-DixonÂ (Young Aminata)Â Book of Negroes,Â Episode 1 (Conquering Lion Pictures)
Nominees for Outstanding Performance â€“ Male:Â
- Nigel BennettÂ (Giles)Â Murdoch Mysteries, “What Lies Buried”Â (Shaftesbury Films)
- Kevin HanchardÂ (DetectiveÂ Art Bell)Â Orphan Black, “Formalized,
- Complex and Costly” (Temple Street Productions)
- Dylan HarmanÂ (Eugene)Â The Rainbow KidÂ (Other People’s Films)
- Christopher PlummerÂ (Zev Guttman)Â RememberÂ (Serendipity Point Films)
- Rossif SutherlandÂ (Ryan)Â Hyena RoadÂ (Rhombus Media)
Sarah GadonÂ will pick up the 2016 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes an exceptional body of work and a commitment to advocacy on behalf of all performers. The show will be hosted by comicÂ Martha Chaves.
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 ofÂ Canada’sÂ 22,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada.Â As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.