On Saturday, May 12, we celebrated the best in Alberta’s screen industries with the 44th Annual Alberta Film & Television Awards!AMPIA is proud to reveal the complete list of winners, selected by our independent jurors from nominees in 60 competitive categories. We also salute this year’s Lifetime Achievement Winner Bonnie Thompson, who picked up the prize for Best Animated Production or Series as producer of Skin for Skin (National Film Board of Canada). The newly re-christened Fil Fraser Award for Best Student Production (named for the late AMPIA and Rosies co-founder who believed so strongly in the importance of education) went to producer Jerry Tseng for Fairfield (SAIT, Film and Video Production Program). We are grateful to Fil’s son Randall Fraser for presenting the award.
Those honoured at the Rosies also include Andrew Phung of Kim’s Convenience (Thunderbird Entertainment) for Best Performance by an Alberta Actor as well as Julie Orton for Best Performance by an Alberta Actress in recognition of her work in Everfall (Green Productions). This year’s winner of Best Dramatic Feature or Made-for-TV Movie is Thousand Yard Stare, produced by Aaron Kurmey, Kevin Johnson, Ryan Hatt & Adam Munro for Rambunxious Entertainment. Best Dramatic Series went to Heartland (SEVEN24 Films) producers Jordy Randall and Tom Cox. Living Proof, produced by Matt Embry, Tyler McLeod & Ravinder Minhas for Spotlight Productions, was the evening’s most successful single production, with a total of 5 Rosie wins!
Alec Harrison and Matt Embry tied for most awards as individuals, walking home with three statues apiece; Nomadic Pictures was the most decorated company with six wins, four of which came for the Calgary-based company’s contributions to Fargo.
Congratulations to our winners as well as all the nominees!
Please visit our gallery of shots by Allan Leader. Please tag yourself and your friends in our Facebook albums of the reception and the ceremony, captured by Mike Hopkins Photography! Read more in Eric Volmers’s Calgary Herald article.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support AMPIA and our province’s industry, not to mention each and every person who helped out behind the scenes. Cheers to Hyatt Regency Calgary, Jessica Broz and Boom Goes the Drum for helping to make it such a memorable evening. This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors:
ACTRA Alberta, Alberta Culture & Tourism, Alberta Film, ATB Financial, APPA, Bamboo Shoots, Banff World Media Festival/Brunico, Bishop & McKenzie, Boom Goes the Drum, Edmonton Arts Council/City of Edmonton, Calgary Economic Development, Ear Candy, FM Systems, Film Alberta, Front Row Insurance, Idea Factory, Jump Studios, Landmark Cinemas, Mike Hopkins Photography, Mosaic Entertainment, Motion Picture Theatre Association of Alberta, National Film Board of Canada, eOne/Nomadic Pictures, Orange Frog Productions, Prairie Dog Film & Television, Propeller Studios, Red Deer College, SAIT, SEVEN24 Films, SIM, Six Degrees, SOCAN, Solid Green, Studio Post, Super Channel, Telefilm, Telus Storyhive, William F. White International, The Forge Audio & Johnny Blerot Sound.