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ACTRA Maritimes Awards Process

ACTRA Maritime Awards shall be given for Outstanding Performances in Acting in theatrical motion pictures, television, cable, and new media programs.

Submissions

The classifications for the awards (male, female, supporting, principal etc.) may change, subject to a vote by Council.

Performances for consideration must be from productions which have been publicly exhibited (i.e broadcast, theatrical release, film festival screening, streaming service) for the first time, within the calendar year under consideration. Performances must be under ACTRA contract. Productions must take place under the jurisdiction of ACTRA Maritimes.

Submissions for award consideration may be made by any ACTRA Maritimes member in good standing, or by a Producer of an eligible production. Producers shall make available to the Jury screeners of the productions.

Submissions must be made before January 31 following the year under consideration. The Chair of the Awards Committee, may after consultation with the Branch Rep and/or Council, adjust this deadline.

Jury

The Chair of the Awards Committee will, in consultation with the Branch Rep, choose a jury of 3-5 ACTRA Maritimes members in good standing. Other members should not be consulted in jury selection to avoid conflicts of interest. Jury members should have at least 5 years of professional experience, and a minimum of 4 “Actor” or “Principal” credits. No actor whose performance is submitted for consideration may be a Jury member. All Jurors must agree to view all of the submitted performances.

If a performance by the Chair of the Awards Committee is submitted for consideration, they shall:

Recuse themselves from their duties, subject to approval by the Council President, and the availability of another Council member to take over their duties, or

Have the Branch Rep strike their name from consideration, and continue with their duties.

Voting Process

Jury members shall not be informed which other members comprise the Jury. The Chair of the Awards Committee and Branch Rep may not discuss specific performances with Jury members.

After watching all the submitted performances, Jury members shall submit to the Branch Rep ratings for each performance on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest rating. The Branch Rep will tally scores for each performance, and the top-scoring four in each category will compose the short list, or “nominees”. If 4 or less performances are submitted in a category, the Jury is not required to declare all of them “nominees”, subject to their judgement.

Jury members will then rate the short-listed performances on a 1-4 scale, 1 being the highest. The performance with the lowest aggregate score is the award recipient.

In the event of a tie, the award will go to the nominee with the highest aggregate score from the first round of voting. If this still results in a tie, the Branch Rep will convene a meeting of the Jury, to discuss the performances in question, and vote between the two. If the Jury is deadlocked and cannot choose a winner, the Chair of the Awards Committee shall, after watching the performances in question, cast the deciding vote.

In the event a nominated performance is for some reason declared ineligible by the Awards Committee, it shall be replaced by the performance which received the next highest number of votes in nominations balloting.

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ACTRA Maritimes Award Recipients and Nominees 2017

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Female Role
Joanne Miller – You Ruined Our Life – Vivian
Jennie Raymond – Sex & Violence – Roach
Jennie Raymond – Pearls – Miranda
Jackie Torrens – Sex & Violence – Drucie MacKay

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Male Role
Simon Paul Mutuyimana – Thug – Simon
Taylor Olson – CUT – Tommy
Alexander Purdy – Sex & Violence – Zach
Rob Wells – TPB Season 11 – Ricky

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Female Role
Koumbie – Sex & Violence – Aria
Bette MacDonald – Mr. D – Trudy Walsh
Lesley Smith – The Child Remains – Faith
Shelley Thompson – The Child Remains – Monica

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Male Role
John Dunsworth – TPB Season 11 – Mr. Leahey
Pasha Ebrahimi – Sex & Violence – Padraig O’Carroll
Emmanuel John – Thug – Eman
Gharrett Patrick Paon – Sex & Violence – Crawford

 

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2016

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Nathan D. Simmons – Hustle & Heart

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Molly Dunsworth – Ingrid & the Black Hole

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading or Featured Role – Mike McLeod -Forgive Me: Web Confessions

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading or Featured Role – Bette MacDonald – Mr. D

 

 

 

L&R Molly Dunsworth, Bette MacDonald, Life Membership Honoree, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Branch President Francine Deschepper and National Councillor, Jeremy Webb

 

2015

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Leading Role: Jennie Raymond in Sex & Violence

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Leading Role: Mike Mcleod in Forgive Me

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role: Jackie Torrens in Across the Line

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role: Simon Paul Mutuyimana in Across the Line

 

In Dec. 2015 Certificates of Achievement were presented to the following youth members…

A Certificate of Achievement for Female Performer 15 and under was presented to

Kassidy Mattera for her work on: Mr. D

 A Certificate of Achievement for Male Performer 15 and under was presented to

Jordan Poole for his work on Mr. D

 A Certificate of Achievement for Male Performer under 26 was presented to Simon Paul Mutuyimana for his Work on Mr. D

 A Certificate of Achievement for Female Performer under 26 is presented to Rebecca Wolfe for her work on Mr. D

 

2014

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Leading Role: Mary-Colin Chisholm in Cast No Shadow

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Leading Role: Mike McLeod in Forgive Me

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role: Carol Sinclair in Sex & Violence

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Supporting Role: Jonathan Torrens in Mr. D

 

2013

Outstanding Performance by a Female in TV or feature: Jane Alexander for Forgive Me

Outstanding Performance by a Male in TV or feature: John Dunsworth for Forgive Me

Outstanding Performance by a Female in a short film: Shelley Thompson for Two Penny Road Kill

Outstanding Performance by a Male in a short film: Chris Shore in The Long and Short of Barry Small

 

(photo L-R: John Dunsworth, Shelley Thompson, ACTRA Maritimes President Jamie Bradley, ACTRA National President Ferne Downey, Chris Shore and Thom Fitzgerald)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

Outstanding Performance by a Female: Deb Allen for Bag of Bones

Outstanding Performance by a Male: Rhys Bevan-John for Roaming

2012 ACTRA Martimes Awards

Left to Right: ACTRA Maritimes President, Sherry Smith, ACTRA Award winners Rhys Bevan-John, Deborah Allen and ACTRA Maritimes, VP Geneviève Steele

 

 
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