Natalie Brown, Ricky Mabe Win Golden Maple Awards

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Ricky Mabe, Natalie Brown

The 'Strain' and 'Gigi Does It' actors were awarded at the ceremony, which recognizes Canadian performers working in Hollywood.

Ricky Mabe and Natalie Brown were named best actor and actress in a TV series airing in the U.S. at the Golden Maple Awards, which were handed out Friday night at the Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles.

Mabe earned best actor honors for his star turn on IFC's Gigi Does It, while Brown won for her lead role on FX's The Strain.

HBO's Silicon Valley star Amanda Crew was tapped as best newcomer.

The awards, presented by the Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment – Los Angeles, spotlight Canadian entertainment talent working stateside and looking to come up behind homegrown stars like Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen and Keanu Reeves to leave their mark on Hollywood.

The winners were determined by a vote of the membership of ACISE-LA.

Home Invasion star Natasha Henstridge hosted the awards show, while Crew, Emily Hampshire, Meaghan Rath, Enuka Okuma and Keltie Knight were among the presenters. Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym, model and actor Nick Bateman and Pop president Brad Schwartz were 2016 Golden Maple Awards honorees.

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