The Groundbreaking Performance Award

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Presented by Screen Nova Scotia, this new award shines a spotlight on an outstanding performance by a non-union performer in a film or television/web series. Screen Nova Scotia recognizes that there are still barriers to entry in the screen industry, including access to union and guild memberships. This award will provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our Nova Scotia talent who identify as diverse (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, 2SLGBTQIA+, persons with disabilities) and are delivering powerful and outstanding performances but who are not yet eligible for the ACTRA Maritimes awards.

The screen industry/wider community will select the award winner via an accessible online voting process. The winner will be announced live during the Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, taking place on Saturday, June 18th, in the Schooner Ballroom. More info on the awards, including a link to purchase tickets, can be found HERE

There will be a $500 cash prize for the award winner.

The nominees for the inaugural Screen Nova Scotia Award for Groundbreaking Performance are:

– Patrick Cadegan in Tracy and Martina: Dirty Deeds
– Otni Chinere in Kill Your Masters
– Teo Ferguson in Cam Boy
– Brian George in Vollies
– Maya V. Henry in Dawn, Her Dad & the Tractor
– Becky Julian in Wildhood
– Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons in 8:37 Rebirth
– Guillermo Knockwood in Wildhood
– Ruvi Mugara in Kill Your Masters
– Bobby Pierro in Wildhood
– John R. Sylliboy in Wildhood

Watch the nominee clips: All the nominee clips are available to watch on our Screen Nova Scotia Vimeo page HERE. Please watch all clips before casting your vote.

Make your vote: Voting is now closed. One vote per valid email address. Voting will be open for two weeks, until June 8th, 2022.

If you have any questions: Please contact Erica Meus-Saunders at / 902-229-1499.