The Los Angeles-based Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment has just announced its nominees for the 2015 Golden Maple Awards, celebrating Canadians who are making a splash in TV series broadcast in the U.S.
Categories include Best Actor, Best Actress and Newcomer of the Year, in TV series that aired in the U.S. between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The membership of the ACSE-LA will vote to determine the winners in each category.
Nominees include stars of such homegrown hits as Vikings, Lost Girl and Rookie Blue, as well as Canadian actors appearing in such series as Silicon Valley, Hannibal and Reign. Vikings star Katheryn Winnick shared her feelings about the honour with us.
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And the nominees are:
BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES BROADCASTED IN THE U.S.:
Adam Copeland – Haven, US Network: Syfy
Alexander Ludwig – Vikings, US Network: History Channel
Brandon Jay McLaren – Graceland, US Network: USA
Greyston Holt – Bitten, US Network: Syfy
Jonathan Keltz – Reign, US Network: CW
Lyriq Bent – The Book of Negroes, US Network: BET
Torrance Coombs – Reign, US Network: CW
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES BROADCASTED IN THE US:
Amanda Crew – Silicon Valley, US Network: HBO
Anna Silk – Lost Girl, US Network: Syfy
Caroline Dhavernas – Hannibal, US Network: NBC
Jessalyn Gilsig – Vikings, US Network: History Channel
Katheryn Winnick – Vikings, US Network: History Channel
Kathleen Robertson – Murder in the First, US Network: TNT
Missy Peregrym – Rookie Blue, US Network: ABC
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR IN A TV SERIES BROADCASTED IN THE US:
Brooke Wexler – Richie Rich, US Network: Netflix
Emily Hampshire – 12 Monkeys and Schitt’s Creek, US Network: Syfy and Pop TV
Italia Ricci – Chasing Life, US Network: ABC Family
Meaghan Rath – New Girl, US Network: FOX
Shailyn Pierre Dixon – The Book of Negroes, US Network: BET
The Golden Maple Awards will be held, fittingly enough, on Canada Day. The venue and time of the ceremony has yet to be confirmed, and presenters and master of ceremony for the awards will be announced shortly.