Posts Tagged ‘Westin Bayshore Hotel’

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The Leo Awards: Amanda Tapping and Zak Santiago

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The adorable Amanda Tapping from Sanctuary, Supernatural and many other shows took to the stage with Zak Santiago to present a couple of awards at the Leo Awards 2013.

We’d seen Amanda arrive earlier in the evening with Katrin Bowen, Director of Random Acts of Romance so we thought they might be presenting together. Sadly that wasn’t to be, but we did get the very entertaining Zak Santiago.

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The Leo Awards: Michael Eklund accepting his Leo Award

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I have been a fan of Michael Eklund for quite some time now, so when he won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Errors Of The Human Body I jumped up out of my seat.

Michael gave a very sincere and touching speech whilst accepting his award. As he told the audience, making the movie changed him.

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The Leo Awards: Jennifer Copping accepting her Leo for Becoming Redwood

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Becoming Redwood had fourteen nominations at the Leo Awards, but unfortunately they came away with only one.

Jennifer Copping won the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture for the 1970s-era coming-of-age story.

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The Leo Awards: The Chip Butcher Quartet sing about Continuum

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During the intermission in the Leo Awards, The Chip Butcher Quartet came on stage and sung a couple of songs about some of our favourite TV Shows, first up was Arrow. Then, Chip went into the audience to get some suggestions for the next song.

Chip chanced upon table ten where Simon Barry and the rest of the Continuum cast were sitting. When Simon told Chip what show he was with, the audience started clapping and cheering. Obviously Continuum is a much loved show. However, Simon said the show was about ponies, which had the audience laughing.

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Leo Awards: Amanda Tapping on the Red Carpet

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The Leo Awards aren’t complete without Vancouver’s own Sci Fi Queen, Amanda Tapping. Last year, she presented the awards along with Robin Dunne.

This year however, Amanda was there as an award presenter. We caught her arrival on the red carpet just before we decided to head into the Gala Celebration.

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Continuum: Seven Leo Awards winner

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Continuum took home a total of seven Leo Awards over the weekend. Which is a great nod to the greatness of the Vancouver as Vancouver Poloce SCi Fi procedural.

They won Best Dramatic Series, Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series, Best Guest Performance in a Dramatic Series, Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series, and Best Costume Design in a Dramatic Series.

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The Leo Awards: Once Upon a Time’s Beverley Elliott singing

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The Leo Awards were a bundle of laughs last night with Brent Butt and Nancy Robertson at the helm to guide us, but a highlight was a surprise musical number by none other than Granny from Once Upon a Time.

That’s right, the wonderful woman we all know and love as Granny on the hit ABC TV Show, Beverley Elliott was there to sing a song about “Filming in BC”.

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The Leo Awards: Richard Harmon accepting his award

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Richard Harmon along with his sister, Jessica were the first two presenters at the Leo Awards last night and they were a fun pair. I’d love to see them take on the hosting duties at the Leo’s one year.

But that’s not what this post is about. Richard Harmon won a Leo Award at the Gala Ceremony that took place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel last night (June 8th, 2013) for his role as Julian Randall. The award was for Best Supporting Performance in a Dramatic Series.