Best of Manitoba’s Performance Arts Recognized

Best of Manitoba’s Performance Arts Recognized

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson, winner of outstanding female performance in a television release, at Saturday’s ACTRA awards. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The best performances in Manitoba TV, theatre and film were honoured on Saturday night at The Met.

The ACTRA Manitoba Performance Awards singled out five individuals for their craft.

“It fills me with overwhelming sense of pride to watch the amazing work of our members up on the big screen, and to know we are an integral part of our province’s growing reputation for producing world quality film and television,” said ACTRA Manitoba president Jan Skene.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Dave Brown — Outstanding Male Performance in a Television Release
  • Rebecca Gibson — Outstanding Female Performance in a Television Release
  • Ernesto Griffith — Outstanding Male Performance in a Theatrical Release
  • Melissa Maria Elias — Outstanding Female Performance in a Theatrical Release Darcy Fehr – Outstanding Performance in a Short Film
  • Sean Skene and BJ Verot — Dual Award Winners for Outstanding Stunt Performance

Saturday’s gala attracted 400 ACTRA members, industry professionals and guests for an evening of celebration hosted by comedian Aisha Alfa.

ACTRA Manitoba presents Awards of Excellence every two years for productions that have taken place in that time period. Some of the productions featured in this year’s nominations were The Pinkertons, Hyena Road, A Warden’s Ransom, Steel, Heaven is for Real and The Journey Home, which were all filmed in Manitoba.


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