Native Americans bestow awards

Gary Farmer (“Dead Man”), Sheila Tousey (“Grand Avenue”), Tyler Baker (“General Hospital”) and Graham Greene (“The Outer Limits”) are among the winners of the First Americans in the Arts Awards, given to performers, production companies and industry leaders who contribute to the visibility of Native Americans in the media.

The awards will be handed out on Feb. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Farmer was recognized as outstanding actor in a film; Tousey as actress in a TV movie or special; Baker as actor in a TV series and Greene as actor in a non-traditional role in TV or film.

Other honors went to: Steve Reevis, supporting actor, “Fargo” (Gramercy); Michael Greyeyes, actor, TV movie or special, “Crazy Horse” (TNT); Cody Lightning, supporting actor, TV movie or special, “Grand Avenue” (HBO); and Dianne Debassige, “Grand Avenue” (HBO).

In other categories, Zahn McClarnon won for guest-starring in an episode of “Dangerous Minds” (ABC); Jade Herrera won outstanding new performance for “Blue Rodeo” (CBS); Rich McCready won for musical achievement; Louis Ballard won for lifetime musical achievement; Hanay Geigamah won for outstanding achievement in producing for “Crazy Horse”; Greg Sarris won for writing for “Grand Avenue” (HBO); and Tom Bee won the Will Sampson Memorial Award.

HBO will receive the Humanitarian Award, CBS and Von Zerneck/Sertner Films will receive the Trustee Award; and Sampson will be inducted posthumously into the Hall of Honor.

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