The Groundbreaking Performance Award

Voting is now open! Deadline: April 15, 2024

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Presented by Screen Nova Scotia, this award shines a spotlight on an outstanding performance by a non-union performer in a film or television/web series. Although the screen industry is taking steps towards being more accessible and inclusive, we recognize that there are still barriers to entry, which include access to union and guild memberships. This award will provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our emerging, diverse Nova Scotia talent who 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 (see below). The winner will be announced live during the Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, taking place on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 in The Bruce Guthro Theatre at Casino Nova Scotia. Tickets to the event will be available in mid-April.

There will be a $500 cash prize for the award winner, provided by Screen Nova Scotia. To view the eligibility criteria for this award, please click HERE. Last year’s winner was actor Greg Vardy for his performance on the comedy web series Tracy and Martina: Dirty Deeds (SwearNet).

The nominees for the 2024 Screen Nova Scotia Award for Groundbreaking Performance are:

  • Danielle Violette in Curse of the Reefer Beast (Feature Film)
  • Deva Station in Apocalyptic Kitchen (TV Series)

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

Deadline: Voting will close on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. ADT.

Make your vote: Please enter your email address below to receive the link to vote. Voting is only open to Nova Scotia residents, with one vote per valid email address.

If you have any voting issues, or questions please contact Alex Brundige at / 902-229-1499.