Guns, Afghanada actors up for Actra Awards

Paul Fauteux of CBC Radio drama Afghanada and K.C. Collins of Guns, a CBC miniseries that explores rising gun violence, have nominations for ACTRA Awards, given by Canada's actors union.

Paul Fauteux of CBC Radio drama Afghanada and K.C. Collins of Guns, a CBC miniseries that explores rising gun violence, have nominations for ACTRA Awards, given by Canada's actors union.

Fauteux's nomination in the voice category comes for his portrayal as Pte. Dean (The Machine) Donaldson in the long-running radio drama about Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.

Actors from Canadian police dramas The Line and Flashpoint have multiple nominations for the Actra awards.

Daniel Kash, who plays morally ambiguous police officer Donny on The Line, and Tasha Lawrence, who plays his ex-wife, are up for the awards, which recognize performance excellence. Flashpoint actors Kathleen Munroe and Noam Jenkins also are nominated.

This year ACTRA Toronto's 2010 Award of Excellence will be presented to Colin Mochrie of Whose Line is it Anyway?Getting Along Famously and CBC's This Hour has 22 Minutes.

The nominees for voice performance:

  • Juan Chioran, animated TV series Grossology.
  • Paul Fauteux, Afghanada.
  • Julie Lemieux, animated TV series Spliced.
  • Ron Pardo, animated TV series Bob & Doug.
  • Carolyn Scott, TV series Best Ed.

The nominees for best female performance:

  • Rhea Akler, short film Undercurrent.
  • Kristin Booth, feature film At Home By Myself ... With You.
  • Tasha Lawrence, The Line.
  • Kathleen Munroe, Flashpoint.
  • Kateri Walker, feature film Kissed by Lightning.

The nominees for best male performance:

  • K.C. Collins, miniseries Guns.
  • Ennis Esmer, TV series The Listener.
  • Allan Hawco, feature film Love and Savagery.
  • Noam Jenkins, Flashpoint.
  • Daniel Kash, The Line.

The awards will be presented Feb. 19 at a gala hosted by Geri Hall of This Hour has 22 Minutes in Toronto.