Christopher Plummer, Catherine O'Hara Win Big at Canada's ACTRA Awards

Christopher Plummer

Canadian actors crowned their best performers, while giving Sarah Gadon the 2016 Award of Excellence.

Oscar winner Christopher Plummer on Saturday night won the best male performance at the ACTRA Awards for his role as Zev Guttman in Atom Egoyan's thriller Remember.

Plummer overcame competition from Orphan Black's Kevin Hanchard, Hyena Road's Rossif Sutherland, The Rainbow Kid's Dylan Harman and Nigel Bennett of Murdoch Mysteries. Plummer won a best supporting actor Oscar in 2010 for Beginners, and is repped by ICM Partners.

As Canada's top acting talent gathered in Toronto to honor their own, SCTA alum Catherine O'Hara picked up the trophy for best female performance for her role as Moira Rose in the homegrown comedy Schitt's Creek.

O'Hara held off competition from Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, Shailyn Pierre-Dixon of Book of Negroes, Christine Horne of Hyena Road and Torri Higginson of This Life.

O'Hara, best known for her work as part of Christopher Guest's ensemble in features including Best in Show, For Your Consideration and A Mighty Wind, took home an Emmy for her work on the Canadian sketch comedy show SCTV Network in 1982.

Other award winners at the ACTRA Awards included Sarah Gadon receiving the 2016 Award of Excellence, while Julie Lemieux won for outstanding voice performance for her work in the animated series Numb Chucks.

ACTRA is the largest Canadian union of actors, representing some 22,000 who work across the media.