ACTRA Toronto announced the winners of the 11th Annual ACTRA Awards at The Carlu on February 23, 2013. The gala evening was hosted by Elvira Kurt with live music by multiple Maple Blues nominee, Shakura S’Aida. The ACTRA Awards in Toronto recognize outstanding performances by ACTRA Toronto members. “It’s worth noting, I think, that this year’s fantastic winners starred in three independent Canadian films: Requiem for Romance, a short animated film by Jonathan Ng, Picture Day by Kate Melville and The Disappeared by Shandi Mitchell. All writer-directors and two of them female,” said President David Sparrow. “Groundbreaking representation on lots of levels.”
Rick Mercer presented ACTRA Toronto’s 2013 Award of Excellence to Shirley Douglas, honoring her lifetime of acting and activism.
List of winners:
Outstanding Performance – Male
Shawn Doyle (The Disappeared)
Outstanding Performance – Voice
Shannon Kook-Chun (Requiem for Romance)