Continuum, Becoming Redwood topline Leo Awards nominations


Sci-fi series Continuum and feature film Becoming Redwood are among the nominees in the 2013 Leo Awards, which celebrate artistic excellence in British Columbia film and television.

The coming of-age feature Becoming Redwood, directed by Jesse James Miller, received 14 nominations in the motion picture category, including best direction, screenwriting, cinematography and male and female lead performances.

Mark Sawers’ dark comedy Camera Shy received seven nominations in the category, while Lulu Keating’s Lucille’s Ball, about the title character’s diverse assortment of lovers and journey to motherhood, netted six.

Also nominated for various awards in the motion picture category are Souffle au Chocolat, Crimes of Mike Recket, In No Particular Order, Random Acts of Romance, Death Do Us Part, Pehchaan 3D (Identity), Bailout: The Age of Greed, Ferocious, Ambrosia, Crowsnest, Dawn Rider, Errors of the Human Body, Havana 57, Maximum Conviction, Old Stock, Son of an Afghan Farmer, The Resurrection of Tony Gitone and The Wingman.

Reunion Pictures’ sci-fi drama Continuum , which airs on Showcase and Syfy, netted the most nominations in the dramatic series category, with 16, including best program, direction, screenwriting and cinematography.

CBC drama Arctic Air, produced by Omnifilm Productions, received 14 nominations in the category, while CW series Arrow, filmed in Vancouver, received eight. Also tapped for awards in the dramatic series category are Primeval: New World, Bomb Girls, Fringe, Hell on Wheels, Alcatraz, Alphas, Beauty and the Beast, Lost Girl, Nikita, Saving Hope, Supernatural and True Justice.

And in information or lifestyle series, W Network’s Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag and OLN’s Get Stuffed, both produced by Worldwide Bag Media, netted four nominations apiece. Radio-Canada’s Bien Au Show and OLN’s The Liquidator from Anaid Productions each received three. Also nominated in the category are myVancouver, West Coast Style, Buy.o.logic, Dream Homes, GetConnected, go! Vancouver, Love it or List it Vancouver and Marketplace.

The full list of nominations, in other categories including web series, animation and kids and youth series, is available here.

The awards will be handed out on June 7 at celebration awards ceremony and June 8 at gala award ceremony, both at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.