The good times continued last night, as many familiar faces, both in front of, and behind the camera, came out to be seen, and take home some very well-deserved awards.
As we were arriving, we got to spend some long overdue moments with the lovely Ali Liebert, who took home the award for Best Supporting for Bomb Girls (YES!!!)
I also bumped into my sister, author, Tanis Rideout, who was here with her husband, Simon Racioppa, a producer for the series Fangbone!
We got settled, mixed and mingled with the crowd, and was more than happy to chat for a quick moment with iconic Canadian director, Don McKellar, who won for Best Director in a Comedy Series, Sensitive Skin.
We were also very fortunate to have a moment to meet and greet with the amazing Callum Keith Rennie, who we’ve always been fans of, and won for best guest performance in Motive.
Rick Mercer won for Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series, not a surprise!!!
Orphan Black took a number of awards last night, Best Achievement in Casting, Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, Best Original Music Score for a Series, Best Photography in a Dramatic Series, Best Picture Editing, Best Production Design… Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, which let Sue and I say hello to Graeme Manson (!) one of the series creators and writers!!
He also confirmed that the comic book series will be considered cannon within the mythology of the show, so if you needed another reason to pick the comic book up, available now, do it!!
Sue and I have been very fortunate in meeting and chatting with the folks from Degrassi, both new and old series. Last night was no different, we got to chat briefly with the lovely Aislinn Paul, who won for Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program.
Also on hand to receive the Earle Grey Award (not the tea), a lifetime achievement presentation, was Paul Gross, who remains funny, charming, insightful, and a dedicated actor. writer and director.
It was a sheer delight to chat and mug with the man for a few moments.
Then it was a category in which Sue and I were deeply invested in a number of actors, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. Every one of the nominees was beyond exceptional. And we knew we would be cheering whomever it was…
In this case… Orphan Black grabbed another one, honoring the work of Jordan Gavaris!
While we were catching up with Jordan, who is always a great guy to talk to, and always seems delighted to see us, our dear friend, Supinder Wraich, was walking away with the award for Best Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media – for her turn in the fantastic Guidestones: Sunflower Noir.
We also absconded with her award for a few minutes so Sue and I could both have out own Award moments…
We’re total hams!
And before we called it a night, we got a chance to catch up with the insanely cool, Fabrizio Filippo, one of Supinder’s co-stars from Guidestones, a fantastic actor, and very cool guy!
That wraps us up until Sunday, where we hope to score some interviews with nominees, winners, friends, and people we’ve always wanted to meet. We’ll keep our twitter feed active, sharing pics and moments as they happen, and hope to hear from you all as the night progresses!