The hosts for the 2014 Leo Awards have just been announced and what a great line up it is.
Over the three nights of awards, there will be five hosts taking part in the annual gala that celebrates the best of BC Film and Television.
Starting with the Friday, Celebration Awards Ceremony Night one we have two hosts:
Kalyn Miles and Enid-Raye Adams.
Kalyn is thrilled to be hosting the Leo’s this year; it’s the first time in a year that she has plans on a Friday night.
She’s excited to spend the night honoring the industry and it’s nominees. She’s a big fan of the Leo’s especially since they honored her with one for Best Host in an Information or Lifestyle Series for Get Stuffed in 2013.
She loves reading Archie Comics in the bathtub, The Golden Girls and exercising her brain daily on luminosity. After the awards, please friend her on facebook, it’s her goal to reach 19 friends this fiscal year.
Enid-Raye is a former Leo Nominee for roles in Da Vinci’s Inquest and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. Maybe one day she’ll actually win a Leo. She has an extensive resume, having appeared in many Vancouver based film and television productions.
But most of that work happened ten years ago. So she really needs this.
She can be found loitering at Lee’s Donuts on Granville Island with her chocolate milk moustache and buffet pants. As co-host, she has agreed to brush her teeth and put on clean socks. Her husband has asked if she could please host the Leos every day.
On the Saturday night, for the Celebration Awards Ceremony Night two we have one of Vancouver’s most loved actresses and singers:
Beverley Elliott honoured to be hosting the 2014 Leo Awards. She is an actress and singer who has been hoofing around this city for almost 30 years, from the Beachcombers, Bordertown and Unforgiven, to Harpers’ Island, Hope Island and now playing Granny on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. Somehow she still manages to find time to sing at the Pumpkin Patch every October.
Thankfully she looks good in orange and is not afraid of a dancing cob of corn.
She has been in over 150 film, television and theatre productions and has released 4 cds of music. Beverley is currently in rehearsals for her autobiographical one woman show ….didn’t see that coming, to be seen this September at the Vancouver Fringe Festival.
Finally, the hosts for the Gala Awards Ceremony which takes place on the Sunday night will be:
Zak Santiago, Pascale Hutton, and Christopher Heyerdahl
A modern day Renaissance man, Zak is a Golden Gloves winning boxer, popular nightclub DJ, classically trained musician, flamenco and ballet dancer, stuntman and a talented actor.
Zak won a Leo Award in 2004 for his performance in Human Cargo, was nominated in 2006 for his performance in Young Blades, was nominated as a producer in 2013 for Random Acts of Romance and in 2009 served as the Leo Awards Musical Director.
Zak studied dance at the renowned Amor de Dios Academy in Madrid and with Nadine Boisaubert at Ballet Opera de Lyon. He continues to train in boxing, dance and theatre.
Pascale recently wrapped up three exciting and challenging seasons on CBC’s Arctic Air playing the forthright and driven Krista Ivarson, as well a very different turn on Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart playing the flamboyant and exuberant Rosemary!
And although she is becoming an expert at voicing her son’s vast collection of construction vehicles, her favourite role to date is what he calls ‘just regular Mama’.
The Leo awards are a special event for BC film and television and Pascale is delighted to be a small part of this wonderful night, celebrating the community she is honoured to be a part of.
BC born Christopher Heyerdahl currently co-stars as ‘The Swede’ in season 4 of AMC’s hit series Hell On Wheels and has also had roles on such popular television shows as CSI, Castle, Vegas, Sanctuary and Supernatural.
He recently starred in the films Honeyglue and The Calling in addition to Vancouver’s own Eadweard and 3 Day’s in Havana.
When not on set or traveling the globe, Christopher is always happy to return home and enjoy year round ocean swimming in the waters of English bay, jumping on one of his many bicycles or motorcycles, climbing or skiing one of the local hills, or searching out a damn good cocktail.