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LEO AWARDS: Night One With Hosts Kalyn Miles & Enid-Ray Adams



How crazy did it get with Celebration Awards Hosts Kalyn Miles and Enid-Raye Adams last night? Delightfully wacky. I first encountered the two funny women in a Fairmont Hotel Vancouver ladies room changing into their gowns for their opening shtick.  I did not expect them to be carried onto the stage by two, tall, strapping, suited-up actors Dan Payne and Aleks Paunovic and then carried off at the end of the ceremony by the same men. Top that entrance and exit, Night Two and Three hosts.


To introduce the best costume category, Enid-Ray Adams wore Kiera Cameron’s signature black skin suit (courtesy of Continuum) under a white robe and Kalyn Miles, a too-small-on-purpose Spiderman shirt.

At the halfway mark “of the first night of three”, Kalyn Miles brought out to the Leo-ettes for some dancing.


Motion Pictures:

The first night of awards proved a mixed bag for the best of B.C. motion pictures with no one film dominating. Down River, which comes in with thirteen nominations, won a screenwriting award for Ben Ratner’s script inspired by his long friendship with the late Vancouver actress Babz Chula. Hitchcockian thriller 3 Days in Havana, shot mainly on location in Cuba, won the cinematography Leo, although Peiter Stathis was not there to accept. And Jamie Alain, who lost a picture editing award on Continuum to his colleague Allen Lee, scored his own for That Burning Feeling.

Dramatic Series:

As you would expect from Continuum with 21 nominations, the Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series dominated the first night with four Leos: Michael Wale for cinematography; showrunner Simon Barry for screenwriting the season two finale; Allen Lee for picture editing; and Jennifer Kipps for makeup (remember Nicholas Lea’s corpse in the trunk of a car?)Continuum barry.kippscontinuum barry.kipps2

On stage a beaming Simon Barry thanked tables fourteen and fifteen for making the show.

Almost Human picked up two Leos for the sex-bot episode Skin — one for hairstyling and one for production design, some of it for scenes in the Waterfall Building. Ian Thomas thanked Almost Human producers but they’re in L.A. so he jokingly thanked the Continuum producers in the room.

Supernatural scored a VFX award for its season eight finale of angels falling from heaven against tough competition from Once Upon a Time team’s work in Neverland and Continuum’s acclaimed team’s rendering of future Vancouver.

And Witches of East End earned a costume design award for a verklempt Susan De Laval.

Short Film:

Are there any awards that Anxious Oswald Greene didn’t win? Yes at least one that Mackenzie Gray’s black-and-white noir short Under the Bridge of Fear picked up for costume design. Both look must-see from the clips.

For a complete list of Night One winners check out the Leo Awards facebook page.

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