Category Archives: Leo Awards

LEO AWARDS: ROGUE Wins Best Dramatic Series Over Vancouver Whydunit MOTIVE, BATES MOTEL, BEYOND & ICE

Best of produced-in-BC film and television. Leo Awards Gala tonight at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency. Best Dramatic Series Rogue: John Morayniss, Matthew Parkhill, Robert Petrovicz, Nick Hamm – Producers – Winner. Best Direction 12 Monkeys: Steven A. Adelson Best Screenwriting This Life: Rachel Langer Best Lead Performance by a Male Van Helsing: Jonathan Scarfe. – Winner. Best Lead Performance by [...]

LEO AWARDS: Short Films SIDEKICK & THE LETTER CARRIER From THE FLASH/ARROW Teams

Updated with winners. What do the cast and crew of The Flash and Arrow do in their spare time in Vancouver? Make Leo Awards-nominated short films The Letter Carrier and Sidekick. The Letter Carrier Carlos Valdés, Jesse L. Martin and Rick Cosnett are the team behind The Letter Carrier. The Flash image. NOMINATED for Best [...]

LEO AWARDS: Nominations for MOTIVE & Kristin Lehman, VAN HELSING & Christopher Heyerdahl, ARROW’s Emily Bett Rickards

Best of produced-in-BC film and television. Leo Awards ceremonies: May 27th, June 3rd and 4th at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency. Nominations: Best Dramatic Series Bates Motel Beyond Ice Motive Rogue   Best Lead Performance Christopher Heyerdahl, Hell on Wheels. Christopher Heyerdahl, Van Helsing. Adrian Holmes, 19-2. Jonathan Scarfe, Van Helsing. Tom Stevens, Wayward Pines.   Best [...]

LEO AWARDS: MOTIVE, THE ROMEO SECTION, ARROW & CONTINUUM Lead Dramatic Series Nominations. MOTIVE Wins.

Best Dramatic Series WINNER. Motive. Rob Merilees, Rob LaBelle, Lindsay Macadam, Louise Clark, Ben Brafman, Erin Haskett, Dennis Heaton, Sarah Dodd, Daniel Cerone – Producers 19-2: Jesse McKeown – Producer Continuum: Tom Rowe, Matthew O’Connor, Lisa Richardson, Simon Barry, Pat Williams, Holly Redford, Rachel Nichols – Producers The Romeo Section:  Chris Haddock, Laura Lightbown, David Frazee, Stephen [...]

LEO AWARDS: THE DEVOUT, NUMB & THE BIRDWATCHER Lead B.C. Motion Picture Nominations. THE DEVOUT Wins.

BEST MOTION PICTURE The Devout — 14 nominations. – WINNER. A crisis of faith drama about reincarnation. Writer/director Connor Gaston’s feature debut tells the story of a Christian teacher (Charlie Carrick) obsessively trying to determine whether his terminally ill daughter (Olivia Martin) had a past life as an astronaut as she claims. In doing so [...]

LEO AWARDS: Gala with Host Christopher Heyerdahl. Winners MOTIVE, VIOLENT. Danny Virtue. Beverley Elliott.

The seventeenth annual Leo Awards, celebrating the best of B.C.-made television and film, had some big homegrown moments. Vancouver whydunit television series Motive and Vancouver band We Are The City’s Norwegian film Violent won the major awards. Inside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, host Christopher Heyerdahl kept the affair elegant and classy. Kalyn Miles kept it [...]

LEO AWARDS: Night Two Hosts Kalyn Miles & Aubrey Arnason. Winners PACKAGE DEAL, SANTA HUNTERS, MYTHOS, JUST EAT IT, WARRIOR GAMES

How crazy did it get with Celebration Awards Two hosts Kalyn Miles and Aubrey Arnason last night? Kalyn Miles’s running gag of wanting to get to a late screening of Jurassic World paid off near the end with someone in a plush dinosaur costume terrorizing the audience. Earlier, the pair took jabs at a number of [...]

LEO AWARDS: Night One With Hosts Veena Sood and Paul McGillion

Leo Awards Ceremony One hosts Veena Sood and Paul McGillion gratefully thanked the off-screen nominees who provide the “smoke and mirrors” that make on-screen actors look good. “Thank God for makeup,” joked Sood about 5:30 a.m. call times. And “thank you for the cleavage,” she quipped to costume designers as McGillion concurred, to a packed [...]

LEO AWARDS: Vancouver Whydunit MOTIVE & American Scarlet Speedster THE FLASH Lead Dramatic Series Nominations

This year’s Leo Awards — honouring the best of BC-made film and television — boasts six nominees in the Best Dramatic Series category: CTV’s Vancouver whydunit Motive leads with 21 nominations; The CW’s breakout super hero hit The Flash has 8 nominations; Lifetime’s cancelled Witches of East End has 6 nominations; Showcase’s acclaimed time-wimey Vancouver series Continuum has 5 nominations; Alberta-shot [...]

LEO AWARDS: Josh Epstein & Kyle Rideout’s EADWEARD & Jason Bourque’s BLACK FLY Lead Motion Picture Nominations

This year’s Leo Awards boasts eight nominees in the Best BC-made Motion Picture category: Josh Epstein and Kyle Rideout’s biopic Eadweard, about 19th-century-photographer, cinema pioneer and murderer Eadweard Muybridge, leads with 15 nominations overall; Jason Bourque’s bloody thriller Black Fly has 10; Andrew Huculiak elegiac Violent has 9; Carl Bessai, Aaron Brooks and Dustin Milligan’s [...]

PERFORMANCE: Beverley Elliott’s One-Woman Show Coming to Vancouver Fringe Festival

Anyone who’s been to the Leo Awards in recent years knows that Beverley Elliott — Once Upon a Time’s Granny — puts on one hell-of-a-show. I still chant her original song “I’m Mad at Myself” whenever I’m . . .mad . . .at . . . myself. So look for her one-woman show  “…..didn’t see [...]