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LEO AWARDS: ARCTIC AIR Contingent Owns Red Carpet – Updated

Arctic Air star Adam Beach missed the red carpet coming from the airport and went straight into the Westin Bayhore Hotel but he may have been the only one. The Vancouver-and-Yellowknife-filmed CBC aerial adventure series owned the long media gauntlet for a good half-hour or more with nominated leads Pascale Hutton and Kevin McNulty, nominated supporting actor John Reardon and his American-network-star wife Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time and Intelligence), nominated supporting actress Emilie Ullerup, nominated supporting actress Carmen Moore, nominated guest actress Chelah Horsdal and nominated guest actor Aleks “the Griz” Paunovic. Lexa Doig, nominated for performances on both Arctic Air and Continuum chose to enter with the futuristic Continuum gang. With so much crossover the two dramas are one seamless show for Vancouver actors, with Continuum starting filming as Arctic Air wraps or vice-versa. Lexa Doig, John Reardon, Stephen Lobo and Brian Markinson are four cast who have roles on both and Pascale Hutton even guest-starred on Continuum in season one as a Carlos hookup and Liber8 murder victim. I convinced Arctic Air showrunner Gary Harvey (below) to come over to the media wall to be photographed by mentioning that Continuum showrunner Simon Barry would be walking the red carpet later.

Pascale Hutton (Krista Ivarson)

Pascale Hutton & Kevin McNulty (TV father-and-daughter Krista and Mel Ivarson).

John Reardon (Arctic Air and Continuum)  and wife Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time and Intelligence). Ory, who has yet to travel to Yellowknife to see her hubby when Arctic Air is filming there, said she’d like to experience the beauty and the cold but it will be more difficult now because her new series Intelligence is filming in Los Angeles not Vancouver.

Emilie Ullerup (who joked about her cameo on CineCoup final five film project Alien Abduction — “great guys”)

Chelah Horsdal and Aleks “the Griz” Paunovic. He talked about how Yellowknife cold isn’t that bad for someone who grew up in the north end of Winnipeg like he and Adam Beach did. They didn’t know each other then, but are good friends now.

Carmen Moore (Arctic Air and Blackstone)

Update: Michelle Thrush (not photographed) won a Leo for best guest performance on Arctic Air.

Arctic Air season 3 starts filming in August and will air in early 2014 on CBC.

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