The Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards

June 25, 2013 06:00 ET

Canada's Science Fiction Film/TV Awards Announce 2013 Winners

Vancouver Productions Top The Seventh Annual Constellation Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) -

Attention: Entertainment Editors

The winners for the seventh annual Constellation Awards, Canada's awards for excellence in science fiction film and television production, were revealed at ceremonies held on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Toronto/Markham. Canadian actors Andrew Jackson ('Split Decision') and Ellen Dubin ('Dead Before Dawn 3D') co-hosted this year's award ceremonies, which are presented annually by the TCON Promotional Society.

Vancouver-based television productions 'Continuum' and 'Primeval: New World' were the big winners of the evening. 'Continuum' picked up three awards, including "Best Series", "Best Script" for the show's pilot episode, and "Best Female Performance" for the show's lead actress, Rachel Nichols. 'Primeval: New World' followed close behind with two trophies, including 'Best Male Performance' for lead actor Niall Matter, and the signature award of the evening, "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction" going to the show's creators, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

In the film categories, the time-travel film 'Looper' took home the trophy for "Best Film", while Mark Ruffalo won "Best Male Performance" for 'The Avengers'. Sarah Silverman picked up "Best Female Performance" for her work in the animated film 'Wreck-It Ralph', and 'Cloud Atlas' won the "Best Technical Accomplishment" trophy for its cinematography.

The evening also featured a charity auction held in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada and Polar Bears International. Items auctioned included a visit to the set of the upcoming werewolf drama 'Bitten' generously donated by the show's producers and SPACE/Bell Media.

About The Constellation Awards: The Constellation Awards are presented annually to the actors, producers, and technical teams behind the best science fiction film and television productions of the year, with a focus on Canadian contributions to the genre. All nominees and winners are determined solely through popular submission and vote.

About the TCON Promotional Society: The TCON Promotional Society is a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto that has been organizing Science Fiction event for over 20 years to raise money for various charities.

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