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The 6th annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards took place this evening honouring five members for their work in the creative industries over the past year. With 27 nominees, winners were announced in the following categories:

Best Actor - Adrian Holmes for his role in 19-2
Best Actress - Tammy Gillis for her role in Menorca
Best Emerging Performer - Adam DiMarco for his role in Marrying the Family
Best Voice - Rebecca Husain for her performance in Beat Bugs
Best Stunt - Simon Burnett, Leif Havdale, Corry Glass, and Jon Kralt for their performances in Supergirl

The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award was presented to Veena Sood. The Awards gala was hosted by Rukiya Bernard and the live show was produced by Jay Ono.

"It was another fantastic evening celebrating BC's exceptional talent," said Alvin Sanders, President, UBCP/ACTRA. "BC's film industry is the best it's ever been right now. We're attracting internationally acclaimed productions, which is a testament to the outstanding work of our performers and 27 nominees. Each nominee and winner should be extremely proud of their performances and dedication to their craft."
On hand were some of Vancouver's top performers including Patrick Gallagher, Dan Payne, Gabrielle Miller, Peter and Julia Benson, Geoff Gustafson, Hillary Jardine, Andrea Brooks, Michael Eklund, Ona Grauer, Ali Liebert, Juan Riedinger, Jacqueline and Joyce Robbins, Gabrielle Rose, Patrick Sabongui, Sharon Taylor, April Telek, and Mauymi Yoshida. Also in attendance were Rufus Sewell from The Man in the High Castle and Marie Avgeropoulos from The 100.

Sponsors of the awards show included AFBS, ACTRA National and ACTRA Performers' Rights Society, Canadian Media Producers Association (B.C. Branch), Breakdown Services, Casting Workbook, D'Alessio Law Group, Finalé Post, ICG 669, iA Financial Group, Koskie Glavin Gordon, New Image College, ACFC West, The Characters Talent Agency, Director's Guild of Canada British Columbia, Entertainment Partners Canada, IATSE 891, Lighthouse Pictures, Lucas Talent Inc. Marciano, Primelight, RED Management, Stunts Canada, Sappho New Paradigm, William F. White International Inc., Wolrige Mahon, and Woodhouse & Associates Inc.

The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada - the foundation of Canada's highly acclaimed professional performing community. Twitter: @UPCP_ACTRAFacebook: /UBCP.ACTRA


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