19February

Toronto's ACTRA Awards Celebrate Our Stars

Author: Anna Hardwick | Posted on Tuesday, 19 February 2013

ACTRA Toronto's annual awards take place this Saturday February 23rd, a great opportunity for the city's actors to gather and celebrate each others' work. Comedian Elvira Kurt will host, and Shirley Douglas, a grand dame of Canadian film, television and stage, will be the 2013 recipient of the Award of Excellence. I look forward to hearing her speak on her long and varied career. 

This year's nominees include a number of stars of films we've been excited about at First Weekend Club. Actor and writer Jonas Chernick is nominated for his performance in the feature he penned, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, directed by Sean Garrity. Luke Kirby, who charmed Michelle Williams last year in Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz, is nominated for his performance in The Samaritan opposite Samuel Jackson. Tatiana Maslany, breakout star of the Sundance hit Grown Up Movie Star by Adriana Maggs, is nominated this year for her role in Picture Day by Katie Melville.

Stay tuned for live updates on Twitter from @1stweekendclub as we cover the event this Saturday evening.