Drinkwater, Tribal and Shoresy are among the other Canadian projects named in two categories for the performance honours.
The features Donkeyhead and Drinkwater, and the series Tribal and Shoresy are among the Canadian projects with two performance-related nominations apiece for the 11th annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards.
The peer-adjudicated awards show from UBCP/ACTRA, the autonomous branch of performers’ union ACTRA in British Columbia, will honour members in six categories on Nov. 19 at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Donkeyhead star Agam Darshi (pictured) — who is also the director, writer and producer — has a nod for Best Lead Performance, Female while fellow headliner Stephen Lobo is up for Best Lead Performance, Male. The family feature about an Indian-Canadian family is also produced by Anand Ramayya and Kelly Balon of KarmaFilm. Deepa Mehta, Kim Coates, Robert Cuffley and Mohanish Mansuri executive produced.
For Stephen Campanelli’s coming-of-age comedy Drinkwater (Suitcase Charlie Films), nominations include Best Lead Performance, Male for Daniel Doheny and Best Supporting Performance, Male for Eric McCormack. Campanelli directed the film, which was written by Luke Fraser and Edward McDonald. The producers are Graham Fraser and Dennis Swartman.
Nominees from APTN’s Tribal (Prairie Dog Film + Television) include Brian Markinson, who’s up for Best Lead Performance, Male for the episode “The Kid Had A Gun,” and John Cassini, nominated for Best Supporting Performance, Male for “The Tomb” episode.
Getting nods for Crave original Shoresy — produced by New Metric Media in partnership with creator and star Jared Keeso’s Play Fun Games — is Tasya Teles for Best Supporting Performance, Female in the episode “Never Lose Again” and Ryan McDonell for Best Supporting Performance, Male for the episode “Know Your Role.”‘
Other projects named in two categories include Vancouver-shot Showtime series Yellowjackets, which is produced by Entertainment One and streams on Crave in Canada. Its nominees include Lauren K. Robek for for Best Supporting Performance, Female for the “Bear Down” episode, and stunt coordinator Jeff Aro along with stunt performers Maja Aro and Kia Stuart for Best Stunt Performance for the episode “F Sharp.”
Robek got a second nomination in the Best Lead Performance, Female category for Lifetime TV movie Cradle Did Fall.
HBO Max original Peacemaker, which streams on Crave in Canada, is also named in two categories, including Best Supporting Performance, Female for Alison Araya in the “Best Friends For Never” episode.
Peacemaker‘s second nomination is for Best Stunt Performance for the episode “It’s Cow or Never” featuring stunt coordinator Gaston Morrison and a slew of stunt performers: Marcus Aurelio, Jason Bell, William Bokan, Rob Boyce, Mig Buenacruz, Doug Chapman, Simon Chin, Daniel Cudmore, Tamara Daroshin, Justin Doran, Jonel Earl, Ashlea Earl, Rebecca Ferguson, Kory Grim , Kevin Haaland, Jon Johnson, Sean Kohnke, Alex Kyshkovych, Wei-Hsin Lee, Mike Mitchell, Panou, Dominic Polubinski, Josh Rasile, Julia Rekaikyna, Andrea Ross, Darryl Scheelar, Mitra Suri, Derick Vizcarra and Shelene Yung.
Other nominees for Best Lead Performance, Female include: Taylor Hickson for Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem, episode “Delusional”; and Jana Morrison for Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi channel’s Astrid and Lilly Save The World‘s episode “Teeth”; Jewel Staite for Global’s Family Law‘s episode “Legacy”; and Justine Warrington for Lifetime’s Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer.
The Best Lead Performance, Male category is rounded out by: Antonio Cupo for the Lifetime film Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story; Max Lloyd-Jones for Hallmark Channel’s Love, Classified; and Tom Stevens for CBC Moonshine episode “Standby Out of Newark.”
Contenders for Best Supporting Performance, Female also include: Fiona Fu for OMNI’s Blood and Water‘s episode “Blood Brothers”; Leah Gibson for Joe Pickett from Spectrum Originals and Paramount+, episode “The Most Hated Man in 12 Sleeps”; Cassandra Sawtell for Lifetime’s Disappearance in Yellowstone; and Savonna Spracklin for the Bretten Hannam-directed feature Wildhood, produced by Gharrett Patrick Paon of Rebel Road Films and Julie Baldassi of Younger Daughter Films.
Others in the running for Best Supporting Performance, Male include: Ricky He for Epix series From, episode “The Way Things Are Now”; Taylor St.Pierre for FX Network’s Under the Banner of Heaven‘s episode “Blood Atonement”; and Markian Tarasiuk for the Patrick Brice-directed Netflix film There’s Someone Inside Your House.
The Best Voice Performance category has: Bethany Brown for Peacock’s Supernatural Academy, “Parallel Lives – Part A”; Ian Hanlin for Netflix’s Angry Birds: Summer Madness episode “Much Ado About Pudding”; Bill Newton for LEGO Marvel Avengers: Loki in Training; Adrian Petriw for YouTube original The Guava Juice Show‘s episode “Spicy Challenge”; Vincent Tong for Walt Disney Pictures’ The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild; and Keegan Connor Tracy for Consumer.
Rounding out the Best Stunt Performance nominees, there’s Batwoman, with stunt coordinator Brent Connolly and stunt performer Mel Jin; Sonic the Hedgehog 2 with stunt coordinator Marny Eng and stunt performers Colby Chartrand, Kevin Fortin, Leif Havdale and Jeff Sanca; and Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins with stunt coordinator Kimani Ray Smith and stunt performers Krista Bell, Mig Buenacruz, Mike Crestejo, Johnson Do, Ken Do, Lars Grant, Leif Havdale, Vincent Khai, Keanu Lam, Randy Lee, Irma Leong, Gerald Paetz, Rick Pearce, Dan Redford, Jeff Sanca, Todd Scott, Dimitry Tsoy, Shota Tsuji, Angela Uyeda, Brennan Walstrom, Kye Walstrom and Chris Webb.