The 2010 Leo Awards are taking place this weekend at Vancouver’s Westin Bayshore. The two-night star-speckled event honours the best of British Columbian film and television production. Friday night (June 4) features the Celebration Awards Ceremony, while Saturday evening (June 5) sees the Red Carpet Reception and Gala Awards Ceremony.
Winners in 75 categories will be announced, including 62 technical and craft awards. In the Feature Length Drama category, the sci-fi miniseries Alice and the horror-thriller The Thaw lead the way with thirteen nominations each. Feature-length docs 65_RedRoses and Facing Ali are both up for four Leo awards.
On the small screen, Sanctuary and Stargate Universe lead the pack with 16 and 17 nominations respectively, and Smallville comes in third with six nominations. The Last 10 Pounds and Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag nabbed four nominations apiece in the Lifestyle Series category.
Some of the household-name nominees include: Bruce Sweeney (Excited), Matt Frewer (Alice), Peter Deluise (Stargate Universe), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica), and David Suzuki (The Nature of Things). In the ones-to-watch category, rising stars Laara Sadiq (Excited), Sonja Bennett (Cole) and Agam Darshi (Excited) all got acting nods.
“The film and television industry continues to be a driving force in the... creative sector of this Province, and our 2010 nominees are testament to that,” says Walter Daroshin, Leo Awards president. “We invite the entire community to celebrate artistic excellence with us at this year’s Leo Awards.”
Tickets are still available for the Celebration Awards Ceremony ($125) and Gala Awards Ceremony ($200). To purchase tickets, phone 604-688-3721.