The Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards

March 22, 2011 07:24 ET

Nominees Revealed for Canada's Annual Sci-Fi Film/TV Awards

Oscar Winning Sci-Fi Hit "Inception" Leads Film Nominations

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, FILM/TV AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - The nominees for the fifth annual Constellation Awards were announced this weekend at a press conference held in Toronto. 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.

In the film categories, Christopher Nolan's story of subconscious industrial espionage, "Inception", leads the nominations with six, including nods for stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. It is also up for "Best Film", "Best Overall Script", and "Best Technical Accomplishment" for its Oscar-winning special effects.

DiCaprio and Gordon-Levitt face stiff competition in the "Best Male Performance" category from 2009 Constellation Award winner Robert Downey Jr., reprising his winning role as Tony Stark in "Iron Man 2". Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, and Andrew Garfield round out the category with their genre turns in 2010.

The long-awaited "TRON: Legacy" scores second this year with four nominations, including a nod for Olivia Wilde in the "Best Female Performance" category. Wilde squares off against Emma Watson, another former Constellation Award winner who reprised her winning turn in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1". Other nominees in this category include Canadians Ellen Page ("Inception") and Sarah Polley ("Splice").

In the television categories, the Guelph-based web series "Mind's Eye" made a surprisingly strong showing, receiving four nominations including one for "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television". But it is the British series "Doctor Who" that once again proved its popularity with the Canadian public, scoring a record nine nominations, including five in the television acting categories.

All Canadian science fiction fans are invited to vote from now until June 10th, 2011. Winners will be announced on July 16th at ceremonies held in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
/For further information: For more information about The Constellation Awards, please visit http://constellations.tcon.ca or email constellations@tcon.ca// IN: ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA

Contact Information

  • Andrew Gurudata, Awards Chairman, The Constellation Awards
    Primary Phone: 416-660-1528
    E-mail: constellations@tcon.ca