Rated A For Awesome” nominated for 6 Leo Awards

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Nerd Corps Entertainment’s “Rated A For Awe­some” has received six nom­i­na­tions for the Leo Awards, which cel­e­brate excel­lence in British Colum­bia film and television.

The series was nom­i­nated for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series for the episode “Lost in Char­ac­ter.” Sebas­t­ian Brodin, Steve Sacks, Tim Pack­ford and Mar­cus Werner were sin­gled out for recognition.

For the same episode, Sam Vin­cent and Colin Mur­dock were nom­i­nated sep­a­rately for Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series. Chiara Zanni received a nod in the same cat­e­gory for the Rated A For Awe­some episode “Scary Go Round.”

A nom­i­na­tion for Best Over­all Sound in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series went to Gor­don Sproule, Jeff Davis, Johnny Ludgate and Dean Giammarco for the Rated A For Awe­some episode “Go Away Day.” And for the episode “Les’ Song of Doom,” Hal Fox­ton Beck­ett was nom­i­nated for Best Musi­cal Score in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series.

Max Steel: Makino’s Revenge, from Rain­maker Enter­tain­ment, received four nom­i­na­tions, includ­ing Best Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Sha­ran Wood, Kim Dent Wilder and Greg Richard­son, Pro­duc­ers). Other nom­i­na­tions were for Best Direc­tion in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Richard­son), Best Over­all Sound in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Gord Hillier, Miguel Nunes, James Fon­nyadt and James Wal­lace) and Best Musi­cal Score in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Brian Jef­frey Carson).

The Bas­ket­ball Game, released by the National Film Board of Canada, has four nom­i­na­tions as well. It’s up for Best Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Yves Ma, Pro­ducer), Best Direc­tion in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Hart Snider and Sean Cov­ern­ton), Best Screen­writ­ing in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Snider) and Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Snider yet again).

Also an NFB release, the short CMYK received three nom­i­na­tions. It received nods for Best Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Mar­tin Rose and Tracey Friesen, Pro­duc­ers), Best Direc­tion in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Marv New­land and Kunal Sen) and Best Musi­cal Score in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Lisa Cay Miller).

The Big Bad Boo Stu­dios series 1001 Nights also has three nom­i­na­tions. Nods are for Best Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Aly Jetha and Shab­nam Rezaei, Pro­duc­ers), Best Screen­writ­ing in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Rezaei, for the episode “Sin­bad And The Black Dia­mond”) and Best Over­all Sound in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Jeff Jack­man, Greg Stew­art, Angelo Nicoloy­an­nis and Rick Senechal, for the episode “Abu Hassan’s Leg­endary Wedding”).

Another TV series, Stu­dio B Pro­duc­tions’ My Lit­tle Pony: Friend­ship is Magic, received three noms as well. It’s up for Best Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Sarah Wall, Chris Bartle­man, Blair Peters and Kirsten New­lands, Pro­duc­ers), Best Direc­tion in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Jayson Thiessen and James Woot­ton, for the episode “Party of One”) and Best Over­all Sound in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Mar­cel Duper­reault, Todd Araki, Jason Fredrick­son and Adam McGhie, for the episode “Read it and Weep”).

Rain­maker Entertainment’s Bar­bie in A Mer­maid Tale 2 was nom­i­nated for Best Over­all Sound in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Kelly Cole, Bill Mel­low, Ryan Thomp­son and Ryan Nowak) and Best Per­for­mance in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Kelly Sheri­dan, the voice of Merliah).

Nick­Toons’ Voltron Force was nom­i­nated for Best Musi­cal Score in an Ani­ma­tion Pro­gram or Series (Hal Fox­ton Beck­ett and Stef­fan Andrews).

This year’s Leos will be pre­sented dur­ing a cel­e­bra­tion awards cer­e­mony Fri­day, May 25 and a gala awards cer­e­mony Sat­ur­day, May 26, both at the Fair­mont Hotel Vancouver.

Actors Amanda Tap­ping and Robin Dunne are co-hosts of this year’s gala awards cer­e­mony. The cel­e­bra­tion awards cer­e­mony is hosted by play­wright and Sec­ond City alum­nus Gary Jones.

The Leo Awards are pre­sented by the Motion Pic­ture Arts & Sci­ences Foun­da­tion of British Colum­bia, a not-for-profit orga­ni­za­tion whose mis­sion is to cel­e­brate and pro­mote the achieve­ments of the British Colum­bia film and TV indus­try through the pre­sen­ta­tion of an annual awards program.

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