For her portrayals of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Toronto-born Vancouver performer Andrea Libman, 28, won the Award for Best Voice at the inaugural UBCP/ACTRA Awards.
Two other voice performers in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic had been nominated in the same category: Trevor Devall (Prince Blueblood) and Tabitha St. Germain (many characters).
The UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Actress went to Camille Sullivan (Sisters & Brothers), while the award for Best Actor was given to Stephen Lobo for Afghan Luke. Also for Sisters & Brothers, Kacey Rohl was named Best Newcomer.
The UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Stunt was handed out to Phil Mitchell for his work in True Justice: “Urban Warfare.”
Melissa Stubbs received the John Juliani Award of Excellence. The Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award was given to Carol Whiteman.
The UBCP/ACTRA Awards ceremony took place Saturday night at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation studios in Vancouver.
Over 130 performances were submitted to the nominating committee, who used a voting system to determine the final nominees.
The nominating committee included UBCP members Blu Mankuma, Brian Markinson, Carmen Moore, David Mylrea, Garvin Cross, Jay Brazeau, John Cassini, Lauro Chartrand, Melissa Stubbs, Robert Moloney, Sarah-Jane Redmond and Sonja Bennett. Where a member of the committee was also submitted for a nomination, they recused themselves from the voting.
The Union of British Columbia Performers (UBCP/ACTRA) is an autonomous branch of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists), the national organization of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 22,000 members across Canada.