The Leo Awards are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of recognizing excellence in BC film and television
This year’s celebrations will include three ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, culminating in the Gala Awards on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 hosted by Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson
Photo by Phillip Chin
The Leo Awards are celebrating 20 years of honoring the best in British Columbia film and television this year. The anticipated annual ceremony, where the awards are presented to the distinguished winners, is a major part of the British Columbia film industry’s awards season.
Walter Daroshin and Sonny Wong are thrilled to be bringing this milestone awards presentation to life, where standout talents from across the big and small screens will be honoured for their work.
Hosts for the three 20th Anniversary 2018 Leo Awards have been announced. Brent Butt and Nancy Roberston will host the Gala Awards Ceremony on June 3rd. Peter Kelamis will host the Celebration Awards Ceremony Two on Saturday, June 2nd and Lucie Guest and Kalyn Miles will be the hosts at the Celebration Awards Ceremony One on Saturday, May 26th. All ceremonies will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
Leading this year’s awards with 13 nominations is the Syfy/Netflix TV series Van Helsing. Its nods include three for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series, for Christopher Heyerdahl, Jonathan Scarfe, and Aleks Paunovic. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Ghost Wars also received a number of nominations in the Dramatic Series category, with seven nominations each, followed by Riverdale with six.
In the Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series category, Android Employed leads the way with eight nominations, and Kim’s Convenience follows with four.
In the Motion Picture category, the horror Dead Shack has the most nods, with 12 nominations, followed by the comedy Adventures in Public School with 10.
Other categories that will be recognized at the awards include: Television Movie, Short Drama, Feature Length Documentary Program, Short Documentary Program, Documentary Series, Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series, Animation Program or Series, Youth or Children’s Program or Series, Web Series, Music Video, and Student Production.
A complete list of the 2018 nominees is available at the Leo Awards website.
About the BC Film & TV Industry:
In 2017, the B.C. film production industry set a new record, topping $2.6 billion Canadian in revenue. The British Columbia film and television industry provides more than 25,000 jobs and generates more than $2 billion (Canadian) in economic activity each year, making the industry an integral one to the economic and social vitality of British Columbia.
About the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia and the Leo Awards:
The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and promote the achievements of the British Columbia film and television industry through the presentation of an annual awards program – The Leo Awards.
The Leo Awards were established in 1998 to provide support and recognition for the work of film and television producers, writers, directors, performers and others in the industry. Nominees for the Leo Awards – which recognize on-screen and behind-the-camera excellence in the British Columbia film and television sphere and are handed out over three ceremonies.
Through a system of peer adjudication, Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants complete the final ballot tabulations for the awards.
Walter Daroshin, President of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia and the Leo Awards says, “We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our jurors – many of whom spent upwards of five weeks screening and adjudicating our 1225 eligible entries. They exemplify the spirit of community service and we are grateful for their care and consideration while deliberating.”
Leo Awards Event Details:
The Leo Awards will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.
The Celebration Awards One:
Celebration Awards Two:
The Leo Gala Awards:
Celebrate with the largest Red Carpet in Western Canada with nominees walking the Red Carpet with press in attendance.
Walter Daroshin and Sonny Wong are available for interviews leading up to the Leo Awards or on the Red Carpet on June 3rd, 2018.
For more information, interview requests, or a spot on the Red Carpet, please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
Jasmyn Rowley | Jasmyn@thepromotionpeople.ca | 705-255-6887
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