Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to officially announce the nominees for the 8th annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards Gala, which will take place on Saturday, June 18th, in the Schooner Ballroom at Casino Nova Scotia. The awards recognize and celebrate the incredible talent, creativity, and passion that are the trademarks of Nova Scotia’s film, television and animation industry. This will be the first full capacity, in-person awards gala since 2019 when the COVID-19 pandemic moved the event to an online format for two years.
“Screen Nova Scotia is proud to honour and recognize this year’s talented nominees, across all award categories – congratulations!” said Laura Mackenzie, Executive Director, Screen Nova Scotia. “The screen industry’s resilience has been inspiring and remarkable over the past two years, and the stories our nominated writers, directors, producers, talent, and crew have created and shared have left a lasting impact on their audiences. We’re thrilled to be able to finally return to an in-person gathering of industry and community – there’s so much for us to celebrate this year!”
Notable awards presented during the event include the ACTRA Maritimes Awards for Outstanding Performances, the Film Crew Excellence Award, the Women in Film & Television – Atlantic Award, the Community Recognition Award, and the Screen Nova Scotia awards for best television, film, and animation. New SNS award categories this year include the award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography and the Groundbreaking Performance Award, which includes a cash prize of $500 and will be awarded to a diverse performer who does not yet meet the eligibility criteria for the ACTRA awards for their work in a film or television/web series.
Additionally, ACTRA has updated their awards to remove categorization based on gender, type of role, and format. There are now four awards handed out from the list of twenty nominees for “Outstanding Performance,” determined by a jury of their peers.
“This year’s list of nominees is a wonderful showcase of our region’s rich performer talent, a mix of some of our most accomplished performers and a number of exciting new artists,” said Gillian Everill, Branch Representative, ACTRA Maritimes.
The winners of the Community Recognition Award, the Film Crew Excellence Award, and the Groundbreaking Performance Award will be announced live during the event. Please see a full list of award nominees HERE.
The event will be co-hosted by a star-studded cast featuring some of Nova Scotia’s brightest talents from in front of and behind the camera. Individual tickets and group tables are on sale now via Screen Nova Scotia’s website HERE. Please note that tickets are limited and our last in-person show was a sold-out event.