ACTRA Toronto reveals award nominees

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany (pictured) and Hyena Road's Rossif Sutherland are among those nominated for the 2016 ACTRA Awards.

tatiana croppedACTRA Toronto has announced its nominees for the 2016 ACTRA Awards, including nominations for Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany and Hyena Road‘s Rossif Sutherland.

In the Outstanding Performance – Female category, Maslany is joined by Torri Higginson (Gut Punch), Christine Horne (Hyena Road), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) and Shailyn Pierre-Dixon (Book of Negroes).

Sutherland meanwhile goes up against Nigel Bennett (Murdoch Mysteries), Kevin Hanchard (Orphan Black), Dylan Harman (The Rainbow Kid) and Christopher Plummer (Remember) in the Outstanding Performance – Male category.

In the Outstanding Performance – Voice category there were three nods for animated TV series Numb Chucks, with Andrew Jackson, Julie Lemieux and Bryn McAuley all picking up nominations. Christian Distefano (Creative Galaxy) and Adrian Truss (Camp Lakebottom) also received noms in the category.

As previous announced, Sarah Gadon will receive the 2016 ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence, which recognizes performers with an exceptional body of work.

The 14th annual ACTRA Awards will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20 at The Carlu in Toronto.