From a media release:
ACTRA Toronto is proud to announce the winners of its 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto.
Outstanding Performance â€“ Female
Jean Yoon (Umma) Kimâ€™s Convenience, â€œGay Discountâ€ (Thunderbird Films)
Outstanding Performance â€“ Male
Joey Klein (Bobby) Weâ€™re Still Together (Achromatic Media)
Outstanding Performance â€“ Voice
Linda Kash (Gina Falcone) Fugget About It, â€œVaginaâ€™s Got Talentâ€ (9 Story Media Group)
The membersâ€™ choice Series Ensemble Award went to Kimâ€™s Convenience.
Joel Keller presented ACTRA Torontoâ€™s 2017 Award of Excellence to Yannick Bisson.
The ACTRA Toronto Stunt Award was presented posthumously to Joel Harris. His widow, stunt performer Alicia Turner, accepted.
The newly-elected President of ACTRA Toronto Theresa Tova said, â€œCanada has been reflected by ACTRAâ€™s professional performers for fully half of Canadaâ€™s 150-year history. Linda Kash, Joey Klein, Jean Yoon, Yannick Bisson, Joel Harris and Kimâ€™s Convenience, and all the nominees, personify the extraordinary talent of our professional acting community.â€
The 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at a live show and gala tonight at The Carlu. The show was hosted by Aurora Browne, Carolyn Taylor and Jennifer Whalen from the Baroness Von Sketch troupe with live music by the 11-piece Wintergarten Orchestra with singer and actor Ted Atherton. The evening sported a theme to honour Canadaâ€™s sesquicentennial celebrations.
The 15th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were sponsored by: DIAMOND: Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, ACTRA National, ACTRA Performersâ€™ Rights Society, ACTRA Recording Artistsâ€™ Collecting Society. PLATINUM: Bell Media, SAG-AFTRA. GOLD: CBC, CMPA, Deluxe, IATSE 873, Rhombus Media, Shaftesbury, United Steelworkers. POST-SHOW RECEPTION: eOne. SILVER: Cavalluzzo, Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), RBC Royal Bank. BRONZE: Addenda Capital, Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union, Canada Film Capital and Entertainment Partners Canada, Don Carmody Productions, Frantic Films, Grant Thornton, HUB International, New Real Films, Serendipity Point Films, Take 5 Productions, Thunderbird Entertainment, TriBro Studios, Universal Promotions, Writers Guild of Canada.
ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canadaâ€™s 23,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. 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.