Awards In Brief: Oh wins Golden Globe, Dorians nominate Schitt’s

Plus: Which Canadian film and TV industry faces were named to Chatelaine's Women of the Year list?

sandra oh croppedSandra Oh nabs Golden Globe for Killing Eve
Canadian actor Sandra Oh has won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her performance in the BBC America series Killing Eve. With the win, Oh, who last year starred in Mina Shum’s Canadian feature film Meditation Park, became the first actress of Asian descent to win more than one Golden Globe. Her previous win came more than a decade ago for her portrayal of the character Cristina Yang in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Also vying for a prize at the 76th annual edition of the event was Canadian actor Stephan James, who was nominated for best actor in a TV drama for his performance in the Amazon series Homecoming. The category was ultimately won by Richard Madden for his role in the British series Bodyguard.

And although the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed and eOne-produced HBO drama Sharp Objects was also left out of the winners’ circle, Patricia Clarkson won best performance by a supporting actress in a series for her role in the miniseries. In her acceptance speech, Clarkson thanked Canadian director Vallée. “You demanded everything of me, except sex, which is exactly as it should be in our industry,” said Clarkson. Sharp Objects was also among five series nominated for best limited TV series, with The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) claiming the prize.

Catherine Tait among Châtelaine’s 2018 Canadian Women of the Year list
Châtelaine’s 2018 Canadian Women of the Year list was filled with familiar faces if you follow the world of Canadian film and TV. Among those was CBC head Catherine Tait, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and the on-screen quartet that fronts Baroness Von Sketch Show. Other additions to the list are Tsilhqot’in filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown (Edge of the Knife), Soulpepper’s artistic director Weyni Mengesha and actor Sandra Oh. Châtelaine’s annual list recognizes women that have “helped put Canada on the world stage.”

Canadians receive nominations for 10th Dorian Awards
The nominations continue to mount up for Schitt’s Creek. The half-hour CBC comedy, produced by Not A Real Company Productions, has been nominated for a prize at the 10th Dorian Awards. Schitt’s was nominated alongside BarryGlow, The Good Place and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the best TV comedy category. As well, Schitt’s actor Noah Reid was nominated in the category for best musical TV performance for his rendition of “Simply the Best.” Elsewhere, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, starring Canadian-American Samantha Bee, was nominated for best current affairs show and Sandra Oh was nominated for best performance in a TV series for her role in Killing Eve. The U.S.-based Dorian Awards is run by GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. This year’s ceremony takes place on Jan. 12.