The Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards

March 13, 2012 06:00 ET

Superheroes Contend Sixth Annual Constellation Awards

Canada's Sci-Fi Film & TV Awards Announce This Year's Nominees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) -

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor

The nominees in the sixth annual Constellation Awards were announced this weekend at a press conference held as part of the Toronto ComiCon. 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, superheroes dominate the field. Thor leads nominations with four, including "Best Overall Script". Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class each have three, including acting nods in both the male and female categories, while Ryan Reynolds secured a "Best Male Performance" nomination for playing the lead role in Green Lantern.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 also picked up three nominations. Actress Emma Watson scored her fourth nomination for the franchise, while the film's lead actor Daniel Radcliffe received his first.

Other multiple nominees include Cowboys & Aliens, Real Steel and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with actors Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Andy Serkis all being recognized for their performances.

In the television categories, departed Vancouver-based series Stargate Universe leads nominations with eight, including four honouring performances by actors Robert Carlyle, David Blue, Alaina Huffman and Ming-Na. The Vancouver-based series Supernatural received six nominations, including recognition for actors Jim Beaver and Misha Collins in the category of "Best Male Performance". With five nominations, the series Sanctuary is also well represented.

Other multiple nominees include Eureka, Doctor Who, Being Human, Fringe, The Walking Dead and the Vancouver-based web series Divine: The Series.

All Canadian science fiction fans are invited to participate in the voting process, which is now open and runs until June 1st, 2012. The winners in all categories will be announced at ceremonies being held in Toronto on July 6th as part of the Polaris 26 Science Fiction convention.

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. Categories include "Best Actor", "Best Actress", "Best Series", "Best Film", "Best Technical Accomplishment", and the feature award, "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television". All nominees and winners are determined solely through popular submission and vote.

Contact Information

  • For more details about The Constellation Awards
    including the complete list of nominees,
    go to http://constellations.tcon.ca or
    contact Andrew Gurudata at 416-660-1528