The Constellation Awards

The Constellation Awards

July 15, 2008 05:59 ET

Will Smith, Emma Watson & “Transformers” Win Canadian Film/TV Awards

CBC’s “Doctor Who” Also Big Winner at the Second Annual Constellation Awards

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - The winners of the 2008 Constellation Awards, honouring the actors and producers behind Canada's favourite Science Fiction TV series and movies, were announced this weekend at ceremonies in Toronto.

CBC's co-production "Doctor Who" swept the television categories, picking up three trophies including "Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2007". The show's lead actor David Tennant won "Best Male Performance in a Science Fiction Television Episode" for the second year in a row, beating out nominees from "Heroes", "Supernatural", and "Chuck". Meanwhile, British actress Carey Mulligan was a surprise winner in the "Best Actress" category for her guest appearance in "Doctor Who", beating out popular lead actresses from "Battlestar Galactica", "Heroes", "Stargate SG-1", and other series.

Other acting awards went to Will Smith for "I Am Legend" and Emma Watson for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". The CITY-TV series "Supernatural" was not denied, reeling in "Best Overall 2007 Science Fiction Film or Television Script" for its episode, "What Is and What Should Never Be".

The summer blockbuster "Transformers" also performed well, taking home two trophies. It won "Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie or Mini-Series of 2007" as well as "Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2007 Science Fiction Film or Television Production" for the Special Effects produced by Industrial Light & Magic.

The most prestigious award of the evening, "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2007", went to Toronto-based author Tanya Huff for her contributions to the television series, "Blood Ties". Her books were the inspiration for the series and she is a creative consultant for the show. Tanya accepted her award at this weekend's live ceremonies, which were hosted by actor/comedian Rick Green ("The Red Green Show", "History Bites").

More details and the complete list of voting results can be found at http://constellation.tcon.ca
/For further information: Contact:
Andrew Gurudata
416-684-2433
constellations@tcon.ca

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Contact Information

  • Andrew Gurudata, Chairman, The Constellation Awards
    Primary Phone: 416-684-2433
    E-mail: constellations@tcon.ca