The Event: The 10th Annual Actra Awards, Toronto

Carcia, our actress friend Dionne & Telly after the awards ceremony.

 

The Actra Awards stage at The Carlu, Toronto.
Over the weekend we had the privilege to take in the annual Actra Awards in Toronto! This gala is such an exciting one, just because members of the actors union in Canada vote for their peers. We honored those who gave amazing performances in television and film. And the winners were…
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Voice
Billy MacLellan (Afghanada)
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Female
Amy Price-Francis (King)
ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Male
Christopher Plummer (Barrymore)
Peter Keleghan presented Rick Mercer with ACTRA Toronto’s 2012 Award of Excellence.
Congratulations to the winners! It was exciting to hear Christopher Plummer`s name for Outstanding Performance- Male. He had a great weekend of course. The next night he accepted an Oscar for his performance in Beginners. Of course, the other side of any gala is the fashion! Its a night of glamor so there were enough gorgeous styles to look upon. We took full advantage of the black tie setting and went for Hollywood red carpet glamor!
Presenters, actor Peter Keleghan, Heather Allin (President, Actra Toronto) and actress Rosemary Dunsmore.

Rick Mercer was the Actra Award of Excellence recipient for his outstanding work in This Hour has 22 Minutes, Made in Canada, and Talking to Americans and the Rick Mercer Report.

 The ladies were dressed up, displaying some eye-catching fascinators!

Guys, you must get bored with black blazers for black tie events. Take a hint from our friend O`Neil and wear a fierce blue jacket and thick rimmed glasses.

Nikki, Psychic To The Stars! She`s on The Edge 102.1 morning show here in Toronto.

Telly, our actress friend Oluniké Adeliyi & Carcia.

Its only February and we are busting out the light nudes and color. Telly and I wore gowns we purchased at the Windfall Bridal Sale. We showed them off to you before alterations & make up.

It seems like the Actra Awards get larger every year! After dancing we bumped into Karen Ivany, The ACTRA Awards Chair and Producer who told us a larger venue may be considered for 2013. Check out our Facebook page for more images!

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4 Comments

  1. February 29, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Thank you gals – this is wonderful! My name is Karen Ivany, I'm the ACTRA Awards Chair and Producer. I'm so glad you all have a great time!

  2. February 29, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Thanks Karen! I will be making the change as you are the person who informed us about the crowded venue! 🙂 Thanks for reading and YES we had a great time!

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