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The first annual Golden Maple Awards will be held on July 1. Organized by the newly created Academy of Canadians in Sports and Entertainment — Los Angeles, the awards are designed to boost the profile of Canadian TV performers and athletes working in the U.S.
Submissions are now open for nominees and honorees in the categories of best actor in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.; best actress in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.; newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.; and Maple of Excellence outstanding achievements. The deadline for submissions is March 31. Nominees, chosen by a GMA committee, will be announced on April 28, and honorees will be announced separately. Ballots will be sent to Academy members on May 12, and voting officially closes on June 23.
Submissions can be submitted by the U.S. network, the talent’s agent, manager or publicist or the talent themselves to ACISE-LA headquarters in Los Angeles. Eligibility for all nominees can be found on the membership page of the website www.acise.la.
A partial list of those eligible includes such performers as the actors Nathan Fillion (Castle), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Alexander Ludwig (Vikings), Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Rossif Sutherland (Reign), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Jonathan Keltz (Reign), Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Will Arnett (BoJack Horseman), Justin Chatwin (Shameless) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13) and actresses Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Stana Katic (Castle), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Alison Pill (The Newsroom), Megan Follows (Reign), Malin Akerman (Sin City Saints), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Emily Hampshire (12 Monkeys) and Jessalyn Gilsig (Glee, Vikings).
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