Leo Awards 2013 nominees: Becoming Redwood, Continuum, and more

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      The nominations for the 15th Leo Awards, which celebrate the best and brightest in British Columbia's screen industries, were announced on Monday (May 13).

      Becoming Redwood, about a boy who dreams of reuniting his parents by winning a golf game, led the motion picture category with 14 nominations, including best lead and supporting performances, best direction, and best screenwriting. 

      Camera Shy, about a Vancouver city councillor who thinks he's being followed by a cameraman, received seven nominations (including best direction and screenwriting) and Lucille's Ball followed with six.

      Ring of Fire led the TV movie category with 12 nominations, closely followed by Eve of Destruction with 11 nominations.

      The Vancouver-set sci-fi series Continuum garnered 16 nominations in the TV series category, followed by Arctic Air, starring Adam Beach and Pascal Hutton, with 14 nominations. 

      In the documentary category, Battle Castle collected seven nominations. Yet several documentaries which have played in local film festivals, such as Occupy: The Movie (which opened the 2013 DOXA Documentary Film Festival), Blood Relative, and Do You Really Want to Know? earned four nominations each. 

      Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag is tied with Get Stuffed in the Information or Lifestyle Series category; both have four nominations each.

      Mr. Young led the youth or children's program or series category with seven nominations.

      The awards will be held June 7 to 8, 2013, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. For a full list of nominees, visit the Leo Awards website.