Canadian Screen Awards winners from B.C.: Tantoo Cardinal, Molly Parker, and more
While quite a few nominees for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards were from B.C., a select few came home with awards.
Among them were the following.
Global BC won best local reportage for "Missing Plane Found", with John Hua, Jill Krop, and Doug Sydora named.
Best editing in a factual program or series went to Sarah Cruise for the episode "Grade 9 is the Worst Year" of CBC's This is High School, a docuseries about South Kamloops Secondary School.
Molly Parker won best supporting actress for her performance as an unstable mother in the 1970s in Bruce McDonald's coming-of-age comedy-drama Weirdos.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers was named best lead actress in a dramatic program or limited series for CBC's Unclaimed. The Downtown Eastside drama, set during the time of events related to local serial killer Robert William Pickton, was released in theatres as On the Farm, directed by Rachel Talalay (who is also a UBC professor).
The best first feature award went to UBC-educated filmmaker Johnny Ma for his China-Canada coproduction Old Stone.
Earle Grey Award, an award for lifetime achievement, went to Tantoo Cardinal, who has starred in films such as Dances With Wolves, Smoke Signals, Black Robe, Loyalties, Legends of the Fall, and the locally shot Mothers&Daughters, and TV series such as Blackstone and North of 60.
The Canadian Screen Awards were held over several evenings in Toronto, culminating in a broadcast gala, hosted by Howie Mandel, on March 12.
For more on this year's Canadian Screen Awards winners, check out this roundup of some of the highlights.