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Michael Eklund and Camille Sullivan win best acting honours

Michael Eklund and Camille Sullivan win best acting honours
 Michael Eklund won the UBCP/ACTRA Best Actor award for his role in Eadweard. | Photograph by: Dave Abel , Dave Abel/Toronto Sun

Michael Eklund and Camille Sullivan won top honours at the Union of British Columbia Performers and Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists Awards ceremony that took place on Saturday, Nov. 7 in Vancouver.

Eklund won the Best Actor award for his performance in historical biopic Eadweard, recounting the life of film pioneer Eadweard Muybridge, while Sullivan was named Best Actress for her role in dark comedy Ally Was Screaming.

Dakota Daulby was named Best Emerging Performer for his performance in Black Fly, while Brian Drummond was named Best Voice (for Nerds & Monsters) and Leif Havdale was awarded the Best Stunt trophy for his work in Arrow.

Thirty-three nominees were on the roster this year for a ceremony hosted by Roger Cross and Jill Morrison.

Two special awards were also handed out: the John Juliani Award of Excellence went to comedian and actor Brent Butt, while the Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award was given to Marny Eng.

More than 650 industry professionals were in attendance Saturday night, UBCP/ACTRA said in a statement.

ACTRA represents 22,000 members across Canada working in the English-language media industry.

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