Screen Nova Scotia announces 2021 award nominees

From a media release:

Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to officially announce the nominees for the 7th annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, which will take place virtually on Thursday, November 25th, at 8:30 PM. The awards recognize and celebrate the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia’s film, television and animation industry. There will be a limited in-person live screening party for the virtual awards taking place at the Marquee Club in Halifax for nominees and VIP guests, adhering to all current COVID-19 restrictions. The awards gala will return to a full-capacity live event in May 2022.

The individual video packages for each award category will go live on November 25th at 8:30 PM on Screen Nova Scotia’s Vimeo page (HERE) and will also be shared across social media. The videos will be easily accessible and free to watch (for reference, you can watch last year’s awards videos HERE).

Notable awards include the ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Women in Film & Television Atlantic Award, and the Community Recognition Award, along with the Screen Nova Scotia Awards for best television, film, and animation.

New this year, ACTRA simplified their awards to remove categorization based on gender, type of role, and format. There are now four awards for “Outstanding Performance,” determined by a jury of their peers.

The winners of the Community Recognition Award and the Film Crew Excellence Award will be announced during the event. Please see a full list of all award nominees below.

Best Feature Film
-Bone Cage (Afro Viking Pictures, Bone Cage Productions)
-Tin Can (Cut/Off/Tail Pictures)
-Under the Weather (Picture Plant)

Best Documentary Film
-Bread in the Bones (Gorgeous Mistake Productions)
-The Killing of Phillip Boudreau (Tell Tale Productions)
-Good Earth (Ubuntu Media)
-Rare Bird Alert (Dream Street Pictures)

Best Short Film
-Deadstick John (Good Yawn Pictures)
-Disco Apocalypse (Blurry Logo Productions)
-Here to Help (Donair Film Productions) Inceldom (Afro Viking Pictures)

Best Television Series
-Diggstown, Season 2 (Freddie Films / Circle Blue Entertainment)
-I Am Syd Stone (Rebel Road Films)
-Spirit Talker (Tell Tale Productions)
-This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season 28 (IoM Media Ventures)

Best Animated Series
-Curious George (Copernicus Studios)
-Love, Diana (Huminah Animation) Dennis and Me (Cartoon Conrad)
-Onyx Monster Mysteries (Huminah Animation)

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances (Group 1)
-Amy Trefry (Tin Can)
-Calem MacDonald (The Umbrella Academy)
-Stephanie MacDonald (Disco Apocalypse) Taylor Olson (Inceldom)
-Vinessa Antoine (Diggstown, Season 2)

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances (Group 2)
-Francine Deschepper (I Am Syd Stone)
-Kathryn McCormack (Disco Apocalypse)
-Sam Vigneault (Bone Cage)
-Simon Mutabazi (Tin Can) Taylor Olson (Bone Cage)

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances (Group 3)
-Amy Groening (Bone Cage)
-Billy MacLellan (Diggstown, Season 2)
-Calem MacDonald (The Detectives)
-Josh MacDonald (Diggstown, Season 2)
-Ursula Calder (Bone Cage)

ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances (Group 4)
-Shelley Thompson (I Am Syd Stone)
-Allister MacDonald (Liar)
-Kevin Kincaid (I Am Syd Stone)
-Peter Sarty (Inceldom)
-Shelley Thompson (Disco Apocalypse)

WIFT-AT — Best Nova Scotia Director Award:
-Megan Wennberg (The Killing of Phillip Boudreau)
-Rachel Bower (I Am Skylar)
-Lara Cassidy (Tracy and Martina’s Cape Breton Christmas)
-Koumbie (The Sooner We Do #1)

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