The Leo Awards are celebrating the 20th anniversary of recognizing excellence in B.C. film and television
This year’s celebrations will include three ceremonies at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, culminating in the Gala Awards on Sunday, June 3, 2018, hosted by Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson
The annual ceremony is a major part of the British Columbia film industry’s awards season.
Walter Daroshin and Sonny Wong are thrilled to be bringing this milestone awards presentation to life, where standout talents from across the big and small screens will be honoured for their work.
Hosts for the three 20th anniversary 2018 Leo Awards have been announced. Brent Butt and Nancy Roberston will host the Gala Awards ceremony on June 3. Peter Kelamis will host the Celebration Awards Ceremony Two on Saturday, June 2, and Lucie Guest and Kalyn Miles will be the hosts at the Celebration Awards Ceremony One on Saturday, May 26.
Leading this year’s awards with 13 nominations is the Syfy/Netflix TV series Van Helsing. Its nods include three for best lead performance by a male in a dramatic series, for Christopher Heyerdahl, Jonathan Scarfe and Aleks Paunovic. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Ghost Wars also received a number of nominations in the dramatic series category, with seven nominations each, followed by Riverdale with six.
In the music, comedy or variety program or series category, Android Employed leads the way with eight nominations, and Kim’s Convenience follows with four.
In the motion picture category, the horror Dead Shack has the most nods, with 12 nominations, followed by the comedy Adventures in Public School with 10.
Other categories that will be recognized at the awards include: television movie, short drama, feature length documentary program, short documentary program, documentary series, information, lifestyle or reality program or series, animation program or series, youth or children’s program or series, web series, music video, and student production.