‘Flower’ blooms with 9 Leos

Wins include film, director, lead, supporting roles

VANCOUVER — Keith Behrman’s feature “Flower & Garnet” garnered nine Leo Awards from the new Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia this weekend.

Wins for the pic, about a family struggling to heal after the death of its matriarch, included film, director and actor and actress in the lead and supporting categories, Callum Keith Rennie, Jane McGregor, Dov Tiefenbach and Kristen Thomson, respectively.

The Leos — named for the lions that guard the city’s Lions Gate bridge — honor achievement in B.C.’s film and TV community. There were 853 entries in 85 categories for the revamped awards (Daily Variety, April 17), which are supported by the industry and the provincial government.

The major television winner was crime drama “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” which took seven kudos including dramatic series and actor (Nicholas Campbell). “Cold Squad” star Julie Stewart won best actress.

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