Newfoundland Native Shawn Doyle Picks Up Toronto ACTRA Award
Toronto, Feb. 23, 2013 - ACTRA Toronto announced the winners of the 11th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto. The Gala Awards were held in Toronto on Saturday night
Outstanding Performance - Voice
Shannon Kook-Chun (Requiem for Romance)
Outstanding Performance - Female
Tatiana Maslany (Picture Day)
Outstanding Performance - Male
Shawn Doyle (The Disappeared)
Blues nominee, Shakura S'Aida. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members.
Shawn was obviously pleased with the results and tweeted a thank you to his supporters.
Thank you all for your well-wishes! It was a fine evening! twitter.com/Shawndoyle/sta…— Shawn Doyle (@Shawndoyle) February 24, 2013
"It's worth noting, I think, that this year's fantastic winners starred in three independent Canadian films: Requiem for Romance, a short animated film by Jonathan Ng, Picture Day by Kate Melville and The Disappeared by Shandi Mitchell. All writer-directors and two of them female," said President, David Sparrow. "Groundbreaking representation on lots of levels."
Rick Mercer presented ACTRA Toronto's 2013 Award of Excellence to Shirley Douglas, honouring her lifetime of acting and activism.
The annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto were presented at The Carlu on February 23, 2013. The gala evening was hosted by Elvira Kurt with live music by multiple Maple