Who took home a Rosie?

Chokeslam and Wynonna Earp were among the big winners at the Alberta Film & Television Awards.
Wynonna Earp

Chokeslam and Wynonna Earp were among the winners at the Alberta Film & Television Awards (aka the Rosies) on Saturday night.

Wynonna Earp, produced by Calgary prodco Seven24 Films, won the award for best TV drama, while pro-wrestling dramedy Chokeslam, produced by Calgary’s Chaos A Film Company and Karma Film, won the best dramatic feature/MOW prize. The film also picked up three other awards for a feature-length drama, including best directing, which went to Robert Cuffley; best screenwriting to Cuffley and Jason Long; and best editor to Bridget Dumford.

In the other directing awards, Brendon Rathbone won the under-30-minute drama prize for Marauder (produced by Picture Element) and Niobe Thompson won the feature-length unscripted prize for Memento Mori (produced by ID Productions and National Film Board of Canada).

Aside from Cuffley and Long, screenwriting prizes also went to to Arun Lakra, who won the under-30-minute drama prize for Probability, and Niobe Thompson, who won the unscripted prize for his feature-length doc Vital Bonds. Asha Siad and Roda Siad also picked up a screenwriting prize, winning the best under-30-minute non-fiction award for the NFB-produced short doc 19 Days.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lipscombe won the best performance by an Alberta actor prize for his role in It’s Not My Fault And I Don’t Care Anyway (Mosaic Entertainment), while Carlee Ryski took home the best actress prize for her role in On the Rocks (Guerrilla Motion Pictures).

Also picking up Rosies were Catapult Productions’ Squeaks & Cheeks, which won the award for best kids series, and Souleado Entertainment’s I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song, which picked up the best documentary (over 30 minutes).

The gala was held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.