You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Leo Award noms announced

'Da Vinci,' 'Stargate,' 'Cold' top TV picks

VANCOUVER — There are few surprises in this year’s Leo Awards nominees for achievement in British Columbia’s film and television community, announced Wednesday.

The actors and producers of “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” “Cold Squad” and “Stargate SG-1,” many of them Canada-wide Gemini award winners, led the TV nominees.

Topping the list of contenders for feature-length film were “Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity” by Mina Shum, “The Burial Society” by Nicholas Racz and “Flower & Garnet” by Keith Behrman.

TV nominees for dramatic series include “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” “Just Cause” and “Stargate SG-1”.

Among the docu short film and series nominations were Nettie Wild’s “Fix: The Story of an Addicted City,” David Paperny’s “The Boys of Buchenwald” and Chris Bruyere’s “Healing with Animals.”

Film actors nominated included Colin Roberts and Callum Keith Rennie, both for “Flower & Garnet,” Cameron Bancroft for “The New Beachcomers” and Jeremy Guibant for “Snow Queen.” Nominated film actresses included Genevieve Buechner for “Saint Monica,” Jane McGregor for “Flower & Garnet” and Chelsea Hobbs for “Snow Queen.”

There were 853 eligible entries, a 14% increase over 2002.

The revamped 2003 Leo Awards are given in 85 categories. They were organized five years ago and were taken over this year by the new Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, which is supported by the industry and the provincial government.

Awards will be presented to 85 winners at ceremonies to be held here May 9 and 10 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

More Film

  • Roman Polanski extradition

    Academy Responds to Roman Polanski: 'Procedures Were Fair and Reasonable'

    UPDATE: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to a lawsuit from director Roman Polanski that claimed he was unfairly expelled from the industry organizaton. “The procedures taken to expel Mr. Polanski were fair and reasonable. The Academy stands behind its decision as appropriate,” a spokesperson said. Polanski is suing the Academy [...]

  • Lorraine Warren dead

    Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired 'The Conjuring,' Dies at 92

    Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigator and demonologist whose life inspired franchises like “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror,” has died. She was 92. Warren’s son-in-law Tony Spera confirmed the news. Spera said on Facebook, “She died peacefully in her sleep at home.” He continued, “She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul. To quote Will [...]


    'Exorcist' Star Max Von Sydow Doesn't Let Age Define His Roles

    Max von Sydow turned 90 this month, which is a milestone for most people, but age has always seemed incidental to the actor. When he played the elderly, frail Father Merrin in “The Exorcist,” von Sydow was 44 — meaning he was the same age Bradley Cooper is today. In the 1950s, von Sydow had [...]

  • 'Changing the Game' Documentary

    Watch the First Trailer for Trans Documentary 'Changing the Game' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Another hurdle for trans rights could quite literally be the track and field hurdle. Transgender student athletes are put in the spotlight in the forthcoming documentary “Changing the Game,” set to premiere at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Variety has the world premiere of the doc’s first teaser trailer, which gives an in-depth look into the [...]

  • 'Curse of La Llorona' Box Office

    Box Office: 'Curse of La Llorona' Conjures $2.8 Million on Thursday Night

    “The Curse of La Llorona,” the latest entry in Warner Bros. and New Line’s “Conjuring” universe, conjured $2.75 million from Thursday preview showings, while “Breakthrough,” a faith-based offering from Fox-Disney, brought in $1.5 million from its second day of screenings. “La Llorona’s” haul tops recent horror counterparts “Pet Sematary” and “Escape Room,” which each took [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content