The Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards

July 14, 2009 01:25 ET

Canadian Science Fiction TV/Film Awards Winners Announced

Actor Michael Hogan and Several Others Accept Trophies at the 2009 Constellation Awards Ceremonies

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2009) - The winners of the 2009 Constellation Awards, honouring the actors and producers behind Canada's favourite science fiction TV series and movies, were announced this weekend at ceremonies held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel.

"Most of all, I thank you, the fans!" declared Ontario-born actor Michael Hogan as he accepted the trophy for "Best Male Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Television Episode" for his role as Colonel Tigh in "Battlestar Galactica". This highly competitive category also included nominees from "Stargate Atlantis", "Fringe", "Supernatural", and "Sanctuary".

The sentiment was echoed by actress Claudia Black as she accepted the trophy for "Best Female Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film" for her role in "Stargate: Continuum". "To all who voted, I would like to say thank you very much," she noted, acknowledging that all award winners were selected by popular vote. The Stargate franchise also picked up the most prestigious award of the night, "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2008" which was accepted at the ceremonies by Canadian actors David and Kate Hewlett from "Stargate Atlantis".

The most competitive category of the evening was the award for "Best Male Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film", where Robert Downey Jr.'s performance in "Iron Man" nudged out Heath Ledger, Neil Patrick Harris, Richard Dean Anderson and Ron Perlman for the win.

Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E" was another multiple winner, picking up the awards for "Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2008 Science Fiction Film or Television Production" and "Best Science Fiction Film of 2008". However it was the British Science Fiction series "Doctor Who" that ended up the biggest winner of the evening, picking up three trophies including "Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2008".

The complete list of voting results is available at
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Andrew Gurudata
416-684-2433 IN: ENTERTAINMENT

Contact Information

  • Andrew Gurudata, Chairman, The 2009 Constellation Awards, TCON Promotional Society
    Primary Phone: 416-684-2433