×
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

  • Mara Watkins Nabhaan Rizwan Steven Wouterlood

    Diverse Talents Pepper Variety's Fifth 10 Europeans to Watch List

    Variety has unveiled its fifth edition of 10 Europeans to Watch, spotlighting 10 rising talents from across the continent who are poised for breakthroughs in 2019. The selection includes emerging actors, directors, showrunners and cinematographers from six countries whose dynamic talents are being showcased on screens big and small, and on both sides of the camera. [...]

  • Glass Movie

    Box Office: 'Glass' Shines Overseas With $48.5 Million Weekend

    After autobots and aquatic kings have dominated foreign markets over the past few weeks, a different kind of hero has risen to the top of box office charts. M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” is the new champ overseas, pulling in $48.5 million from international territories. The supernatural thriller, a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split,” debuted [...]

  • Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marco Graf

    'Roma' and 'The Favourite' Lead London Critics' Circle Winners

    After ruling the U.S. critics’ award circuit, “Roma” continued its dominance on the other side of the pond, as the London Film Critics’ Circle announced its winners tonight. A week after landing seven BAFTA nominations, Alfonso Cuarón’s Mexico City memory piece landed film of the year and director of the year honors from the group [...]

  • M. Night Shyamalan Should Stop Writing

    The Big Twist M. Night Shyamalan Needs: He Should Stop Writing His Own Scripts (Column)

    Quick, name the greatest film by each of the following directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, David Lean, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, Kathryn Bigelow, Jonathan Demme. Answers will vary (mine would be: “Psycho,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Nashville,” “Chinatown,” “The Hurt Locker,” “The Silence of the Lambs”), but whatever your taste, odds are that [...]

  • Andy Vajna Dead: 'Rambo' Producer and

    Andy Vajna, 'Rambo' Producer, Dies at 74

    Andy Vajna, executive producer of several “Rambo” films as well as “Total Recall” and several “Terminator” movies, died Sunday in Budapest after a long illness. He was 74. The Hungarian National Film Fund confirmed his death, calling him a “dominant figure in the Hungarian and international film industry” who was responsible for the development of [...]

  • Glass trailer

    Box Office: 'Glass' Dominates MLK Weekend With $47 Million

    M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” topped box office charts during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million. If estimates hold, “Glass” will come in behind “American Sniper” ($107 million) and “Ride Along” ($48 million) as the third-best showing for both January and MLK holiday [...]

  • FICG Names Estrella Araiza As New

    Estrella Araiza To Head Up Guadalajara Intl Film Festival

    The Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival (FICG) has announced that Estrella Araiza, until now the festival’s head of industry and markets and director of the Guadalajara IntL. Film Festival in Los Angeles, has been promoted to the position of general director of the prominent Mexican festival. She replaces Ivan Trujillo, appointed director of TV UNAM. Araiza [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content