Calgarians, expats earn Canadian Display Award nominations


Calgary filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis have landed yet one more nomination for his or her animated quick, The Flying Sailor, incomes a Canadian Display Award nod for Greatest Animated Brief.

The movie, which can be up for an Oscar, took three years to make. Impressed by a real story, the surreal eight-minute quick follows a British sailor who survives being blown off a pier in 1917 throughout the Halifax Explosion.

Tilby and Forbis are among the many Calgarians or former Calgarians who earned nominations for the awards, which had been introduced Wednesday morning in Toronto.

Actor Andrew Phung, who was born and raised in Calgary, earned a nomination for Greatest Lead Performer, Comedy, for his position within the sitcom Run the Burbs. He co-created the sequence, now in its second season. He’s up in opposition to his co-star, Rakhee Morzaria, in the identical class. The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Tv not has separate classes for women and men performers. Phung has received seven Canadian Display Awards since 2017.

Kardinal Offishall was nominated for Greatest Visitor Performer, Comedy, for enjoying himself within the sitcom. Aleysa Younger earned a nod for Greatest Route, Comedy, for Run the Burbs, as did Larissa Mair for Greatest Achievement in Casting, Fiction.

Former Calgarian and two-time Giller Prize-winning creator Esi Edugyan shares a nomination for Out of the Solar, On Race and Storytelling, the CBC Massey Lectures for Greatest Historical past Documentary Program or Collection.

Gloria Ui Younger Kim is up for Greatest Route, Drama, for The Lengthy Recreation, an episode of the CBC’s Calgary-based household drama Heartland. Calgary-born, Three Hills-raised actress Erica Durance obtained a nomination for Greatest Lead Performer, TV Film, for her position within the drama Shade My World With Love.

Avocado Toast, The Collection earned seven nominations in digital media classes, together with Greatest Internet Collection or Program, Fiction. Season 2 of the sequence is presently streaming on It was co-created by actresses Perrie Voss and Heidi Lynch. Voss splits her time between Calgary and Toronto.

Each Voss and Lynch are up for Greatest Lead Performer, Internet Program Collection, whereas Prince Amponsah, Nelu Handa and Calgary native Clare McConnell are up for Greatest Supporting Efficiency for his or her work on the sequence. Sam Coyle is up for Greatest Route, Internet Program or Collection as properly.

The Canadian Display Awards can be broadcast on April 16.

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