For 2 years, we all have asked... WHO KILLED ROSIE LARSEN? Tonight we find out on The Killing. I know for sure, it was not me.
So tonight we find out... After 2 years (and 1 woefully planned bait & switch by AMC) Who Killed Rosie Larsen?
The season 2 finale of The Killing will solve the murder finally. Showrunner Veena Sud has assured fans you will know the killer tonight. After the poorly thought out bait & switch of last season where they sold the idea of "solving Rosies murder" in season 1, only to not, they made it very clear, they wont try the same thing twice.
The suspect pool is plenty, and few at the same time. In the 23 weeks (25 episodes) prior that we have sat thru watching the investigation come together, learning the characters & their secrets. We the collective fanbase have all put the clues, pieces & outright red herrings together & summarized a literal series of novels on why "so & so had to have killed her", there has been 12 suspects (Jamie, Gwen, Bennett, Amber, Belko, Terry, Darren, Janek, Alexi, Michael, Nicole, Lesley) who the public have considered the #1 top suspect on AMC's well thought out website app "suspect tracker" where you can see week by week who the publc thinks is her killer (link has died) .
So the public has essentially suspected a dozen people "had to have done it" at 1 point or another thru the shows run. This is of course assuming the final choice WONT be someone that the writers havent pointed the heat at for weeks, or even all season. I've still heard people think Tom Drexler or Belko (yes, the same Belko who died earlier this season) are the killer. With the way The Killing has written the story, frankly, these theories arent impossible still.
Going into tonights finale, on the AMC suspect tracker, here are the current leaders voted by the public.
JAMIE WRIGHT 28% (5X #1 suspect on the tracker... including season 1 week 1, season 2 wk 1, and the last 2 wks, has been top 3 18X..incl last 16 wks in a row)
TERY MAREK 13% (1X #1 suspect on the tracker... 1st became a top 3 suspect in S1 W5, #1 in S1 W9, has been in the top 3 8X)
GWEN EATON 10% (2X #1 suspect on the tracker... S1 W2 was #1, S1 finale was leader, has been in top 3 7X)
NICOLE JACKSON 7% (1X #1 suspect on the tracker... S2 W6 was #1, has been top 3 2X)
DARREN RICHMOND 6% (1X #1 suspect on the tracker... S1 W11 was #1, has been top 3 3X, has not been this high on the tracker SINCE he was #1 in S1W11)
SENATOR EATON 5% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 4th on tracker)
MICHAEL AMES 5% (2X #1 suspect on the tracker... S2 W4 & 5 was #1, has been top 3 3X)
BENJAMIN ABANI 3% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has been top 3 3X)
TOM DREXLER 3% (0x #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 4th on tracker)
RICK FELDER 2% (0x #1 suspect on the tracker... has been top 3 4x)
LESLEY ADAMS 2% (3x #1 suspect on the tracker... S2 W7,8 & 9 was #1, has been top 3 4X)
SALLY AMES 2% (0x #1 suspect on the tracker... has bever been higher than 8th on tracker)
STAN LARSEN 2% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 9th on tracker)
RUTH YITANES 2% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has been top 3 1X)
STEPHERN HOLDER 1% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has been top 3 1X)
BELKO ROYCE 1% (3X #1 suspect on the tracker... S1 W6,7 & 8 was #1, has been top 3 5X)
STERLING FITCH 0.9% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 7th on tracker)
JASPER AMES 0.9% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 7th on tracker)
ROBERTA DRAYS 0.8% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 6th on tracker)
ALEXI GIFFORDS 0.8% (1X #1 suspect on the tracker... S2 W3 was #1, has been top 3 1X)
GIL SLOANE 0.7% (0X #1 suspect on the tracker... has never been higher than 16th on tracker)
BENNETT AHMED 0.5% (2X #1 suspect on the tracker... S1 W3 & 4 was #1, has been top 3 5X)
AMBER AHMED 0.4% (1X #1 suspect on the tracker... S1 W5 was #1, has been top 3 1X)
Of course, everyone wants to know everyone elses picks. So here goes my top 3.
1- Terry. It saddens me to say it, but she makes the most sense. Linden suspected from the way the body was placed & put in the trunk that it might be someone she knew & who had an emotional attachment to Rosie (like her aunt). Terry has connections to several prominent players in the story, and many people have suggested she showed emotions such as guilt or remorse when she saw the photos of Rosie from the murder scene in Stans desk in a recent episode. I have tried denying she could be it for so long that it makes sense she is. This season shes been a very prominent character, moved from the background to the forefront & she was 1 of the 1st people AMC signed on for season 2. Of course, if she is the killer, the bigger question is WHO put her up to it?
2- Nicole. She has lots to gain & lose. She was clearly on the 10th floor. Shes physically capable of running down someone thru the woods if needed. She is prone to violence & has convinced another person in the past to take the fall for a murder she is suspected of.. and is willing to do whatever is needed to cover up her tracks. (also - she is relatively new to my top 3 list... 3 wks ago, I didnt consider her)
2- Janek. A hired thug. Janek will kill for a price... or protection from city officials. His racket clearly needs to have people of influence protecting him. Its not unreasonable he owed a person of note a favour & was called in to handle it & asked to make it look like someone else did it. The question has always been "WHO killed Rosie" not "WHY". Janek may have been the killer.... with someone else pulling the strings to call on him to do it.
The tracker leader contenders - why I didnt pick them
JAMIE - Even though Jamie has statistically been the most likely suspect to the public, I just am not buying it. Yes, he might know who did. he may have even ok'ed it. I am just simply not convinced. He has been the ultimate red herring several times & with the way this show has been done, its absurd to assume they havent sold us a lie 1 more time.
GWEN - Although the crime sort of seems like a womans type of murder (not bloody & violent like a shooting/stabbing) I sincerely buy her alibi of being with Richmond out of town at the time. I think she didnt know exactly how long Darren might be gone, so it would be illogical of her to get up, leave & go all the way to the casino for a meeting/hunt down/murder. The ONLY scenario where she COULD be a suspect, is if Darren is also involved in it & they left together.... but since we know Darren was on his suicide attempt at that time, this to me, counts out Gwen.
DARREN - The suicide attempt aside (which is pretty much as solid of an alibi as anyone has), he just doesnt fit to me. Jamie was clearly at the casino without his knowledge, he practically spit in the face of the idea of working with Nicole on anything. If he were involved, he likely would be far more willing to work with someone who knows his secret. Plus, lets face it, everyone HOPES its not him. The shining beacon of hope for Seattle... of course, Harvey Dent comes to mind.
In the end, I think whoever they put in as Rosie Larsen's killer will likely just be a "hired gun" & the person who actually hatched the plan, gave out the order, will be someone different. Lesley Adams, or Senator Eaton, maybe even Jamie?
The question has always been WHO Killed Rosie Larsen. Not WHY did they kill Rosie Larsen. To me, after 2 seasons, the why is as big as the who to me. I hope we have the answer to both questions in the season 2 finale. The answer will be revealed tonight on AMC.
Below I have attached some photos I have taken of the cast in the few interactions I have had with them (including some of Brent Sexton filming the scene where Stan finds Rosie's backpack on his front step)
The 2012 Leo Awards took place Friday & Saturday May 25th & 26th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
This was the 2nd consecutive year the historic Hotel Van housed the awards. Last year, they had the red carpet out on the very busy Georgia Street. While this was great for publicity for the awards, it was a major safety concern as traffic tends to zip by on there & there was several (including myself) instances last year of people needing to step out onto the street to walk by, thus risking their lives somewhat. The red carpet dominated about 4/5 of the sidewalk. This year, they went with a safer approach, which was too far in the other direction. They had the red carpet upstairs in a ballroom, 2 floors up... and while the public was allowed to wait around the check in counter outside the red carpet area, they were not allowed in this time to wait on the red carpet.....meaning, the ONLY red carpet pics this year, will be the very limited number that the very few reporters & bloggers who were accredited opt to put out there. This is IMHO a disservice to the nominees who often would appreciate any free press they can get, and the awards themselves.
For an event that has always been a very fan friendly event (even when those fans were protesting a show being cancelled, as was the case in 2007 with CBC series jPod), this was a small smudge on their image. Next year, I suspect they will need to work on a new design for how to have things. Even several of the nominees & presenters we chatted with seemed VERY dismayed and shocked at this turn of events.
The limited access this year however didnt stop the "in the know" people of the city, who figured out where we could go & made good of what we were given. When I got to the hotel, my friends from www.outlaw-hobbies.com told me the bad news & worse, 1 of my top 10 names that I wanted to get, was already in, Ben Cotton. I became a huge fan of the adult themed puppet mockumentary "Sunflower Hour" this past year when I saw it at the Vancouver International Film Festival. So I made a couple cast images to get signed, since most of them were expected to be there. But I had already missed Ben. I was then given the news "you can go upstairs, you just cant go inside... maybe he's hanging around up there" so I went up, didnt see him though.
I returned to the lobby, JUST IN TIME to see the next celeb roll in. "Sanctuary" star (Winner - Best Lead Male in a Feature Length Film) Ryan Robbins was coming in. We got Ryans attention & he proceeded to sign for us, and enthusiastically talk about his other project "Falling Skies" & he was asked about if he was going to be on AMC's "Hell On Wheels" & he wasnt sure if he could talk about it much but said yes. He was terrific as always, and quite candid & open as he told us about a pretty serious accident he had on the set of Sanctuary this past year that left him not doing well for a couple weeks.
After that we went back upstairs to see who we missed as several people seemed to come in. I 1st managed to get another "Sunflower Hour" star (winner - Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Length Film) Johannah Newmarch. Upon seeing my cast item I was working on, she went inside & found Ben Cotton for me. Ben signed and chatted about the movie & how much fun it was to do. I asked him if he had any other projects on the go, and he told me not currently... so dear god, SOMEONE, give this brilliant acting specimen a regular gig. He was 1 of the few shining lights from Hellcats.
It didnt take long before things started rolling along at a pretty frequent pace. Next up was "Vampire Diaries" star (nominee - Best Lead Actress in a Feature Length Film - Hannah's Law) Sara Canning, now a member of Vancouver shot series "Primeval New World". She signed for me & the others there, and stopped to chat a bit with a couple people. She was 1 of the bigger people I was hoping for, so it was exciting to get her out of the way early on.
Then things became a scramble. I might have (some/much) of this out of order. At some point, I got "The Killing" star (nominee - Best Lead Actress in a Feature Length Film - Sisters & Brothers) Kacey Rohl. Like Johannah & Ben prior, she had just great things to say about doing the film Sunflower Hour and loved the pics I had. Around that same time, another "The Killing" & "SGU" star (nominee - Best Lead Actor in a Feature Length Film - Sunflower Hour ) came by, Patrick Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore was his usual jovial self. He willingly signed what we had and chatted with us for a bit. Sometime a little later a bunch of the cast of "Sunflower Hour" came back out & right towards where I was... seemed they were trying to help me get Ben Cotton's autograph, but I already had him. They then stopped and by this point a few other autograph collectors had made their way upstairs, and there was new people looking for autographs from the likes of Patrick Gilmore. While that was going on, I was introduced to Aaron Houston (nominee - Best Screenwriting in a Feature Length Film - Sunflower Hour) and had him also sign my cast poster photo. I then asked him when it might get a DVD release, he said "soon" and I told him I have been impatiently waiting for it, as I have wanted to see it again. He promised it should be "in the next couple of months in the States, then up here" for a DVD release, which I was a tad disappointed to hear, but long as its out SOMEWHERE, I wouldnt groan too much where I got it from at this point. One of the last people I would get was Peter New (nominee Best Supporting Actor in a feature length film) to sign my Sunflower Hour item, leaving it completed by the main cast, minus Amitai Marmorstein (who was not there).
The most bizaare event of the evening, and if it were not for Robin Dunne dropping his pants on Georgia Street last year, I would suggest strangest moment in my history at the Leo Awards, Patrick Gilmore signed the stomach of 1 of the local autograph hounds after they chatted about his tattoos, which included 1 from a Harlem Globetrotter who had signed his arm & he had it tattooed over. Patrick even had Ben Cotton photograph the event while his guest/date this evening, the often entertaining in her own right, @KeepinltLeal (1/3 of the entertainingly odd "music" group "Coupla Hot Chicks...Maybe 3") stood by probably regretting getting dressed up for such an affair as she witnessed Patrick sipping champagne while signing a guys body. In typical Gilmore fashion, it became of course, a tweet of his https://twitter.com/PatrickGilmore/status/206546263917862912 in the documentation of his evening that he tweeted that evening (Seriously, if you dont follow him on twitter.... do it, more often than not, entertaining tweets) as he showed the world the adventures he was having (really, Patrick is 1 of twitters best celebrity tweeters 93.5% of the time). Only at the Leo Awards would you see a nominee for Best actor in a feature movie sign the chest of a male fan while drinking champagne & then have that said actor boast about it on twitter... this is why the Leos are 1 of my favorite events annually.
As the evening went on, eventually we would nab several of the "Sanctuary" cast as they showed up for the shows big last hurrah at the awards. Outside of Ryan Robbins, we also got Christopher Heyerdahl (Winner - Best Performance in a Youths or Childrens Program - The Haunting Hour) to sign, and he said he's really enjoying working on the AMC series "Hell On Wheels". Robin Dunne (nominee - Best Actor in a Drama Series) would come by a bit later, and although he seemed rushed (he was 1 of the awards hosts as well as nominee) stopped to sign for those there. Emilie Ullerup (nominee - Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Arctic Air) also took the time to stop and sign (finally) which was a big relief for me, after I tried to get her at a fan expo not that long ago but was told from her she cant sign there for free, and I suggested how about the Leo Awards & she said sure if she is nominated. So in the end, it all worked out. One of the last people to show up was Amanda Tapping (nominee - Best Actress in a Drama Series) and she still had the time to stop & sign for everyone. Agam Darshi was also there, but I had nothing for her and watched as she signed for a couple other people who did have things for her.
With "Hiccups" being nominated for a few awards, former "Corner Gas" stars Brent Butt & Nancy Robertson were there of course. Butt seemed a bit hesitant to sign at first, but eventually stopped and did so, while Nancy stood there for the mostpart watching her husband sign for everyone till 1 of the other hounds came up with a Hiccups photo. Shortly after, I got wedged my way by Brent (we were standing in a very crowded confined space near a wall) to go get Nancy as well. She was so amazed by my "Dead Like Me" photo I had she almost forgot to sign it. Everytime I have pulled a DLM photo on someone, they have been amazed by them.
"Arctic Air" had several reps there, besides Ullerup, Carmen Moore (nominee - Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) was asked by a few fans to sign & she did so happily, while I tracked down Stephen Lobo (nominee - Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series & Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Length Film). Sadly, Kevin McNulty, the only cast member I actually needed (on my Robson Arms cast items) wasnt there. Somehow, we never saw Pascale Hutton, even though she was apparently there.
I saw "Once Upon A Time" cast members "Blue Fairy" Keegan Connor Tracy (nominee - Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series) & "Hansel" Quinn Lord (nominee - Best Actor in Short Drama Film - Last Christmas) there as well, but I had nothing for Keegan, and didnt see Quinn till it was too late.
I saw "Robson Arms" & "Once Upon A Tiime" star Gabrielle Rose. I asked her for an autograph & she was willing to sign, but it was going to take me a few moments to figure out where the item was (by this point, things had been pulled out of my binder, moved, misplaced etc) and said I would get her after she checked in. UNFORTUNATELY, they sent her along the table till she was right at the door, and once out of sight, I was also out of mind, and missed my chance. I saw "The Killing" star Tyler Johnston as he was heading in & didnt have time to get him to sign the item I got for him. I saw another "The Killing" star Brandon Jay McLaren show up, but had nothing for him sadly, although I wish I had the "Tucker & Dale VS Evil" photo 1 of the others had.
All in all, almost 40 autographs at this years Leo Awards made it a venture worth my time. my nearly complete Sunflower Hour poster photo (gonna have to track down Amitai Marmorstein now) being my favorite item of the evening.
I will do a report on the actual winners (actors and films/shows... and maybe a couple others) soon.
Here is some of the pics of the evenings successes and adventures.
The Best New Program of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Once Upon A Time.
This fall ABC introducred families to a new spin on classic fairy tales. Once Upon A Time, the double world show based around the fairy tale world, and a small town in Maine called "Storybrooke" where all the classic fairy tale characters are trapped, with no recollection of who they are has generated lots of buzz amongst the public & TV critics. With a seemingly endless line of stories they can tell (each episode has recently centred on the story & backstory of 1 character or 1 specific fairy tale) the potential for "Once" to go strong for several years is certainly there. ABC cleverly picked a Sunday evening timeslot for the show, giving it a chance to be a ratings star as it appeals to families who are all together on a a weekend evening, and doesnt have to compete for TV viewers in mid-week when more adult aimed programming dominates the airwaves.
"Once Upon A Time" had a comfortable lead in this category from start to finish. The cable hit "Game Of Thrones" was threatening early on to pass Once, but never quite did, eventually settling on 2nd place. The CW supernatural teen drama "The Secret Circle" finished 3rd, ABC drama "Revenge" finished 4th, CBS action/drama "Person Of Interest" finished 5th, despite winning the People's Choice Award in the same category, 6th was AMC's "The Killing", right behind there was "Alphas" in 8th & FOX comedy "Breaking In" rounded out the finalists.
Final vote Results
Once Upon A Time 706
Game Of Thrones 545
The Secret Circle 314
Person Of Interest 197
The Killing 130
Breaking In 91
The Best "Supporting" Actor of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Mark Sheppard -Supernatural.
Our supporting actress & actor awards had a little different style to it than the mainstream supporting acting awards. Ours was based on appearances, not screen-time. This gave several characters who otherwise might get ignored for their roles, a chance to win for their work. The "King Of Hell" Crowley was around striking deals in 2011 & the actor portraying the sharp tongued demon, Mark Sheppard won this poll. It really is a credit to Mr. Sheppard's acting skills that he was up for 2 different acting awards, from 2 different shows.
Mark dominated the voting by the time it closed with over a 100 vote lead over another Supernatural troublemaker Sebastian Roche. Michael J. Fox from "The Good Wife" rounds out the top 3. Michael Cerveris "Fringe" finished 4th ahead of castmate Kevin Corrigan in 5th. Just 1 vote behind in 6th was "Once Upon A Time" star Lee Arenberg, Will Wheaton of "Eureka" was 7th, "Best guest star" winner Michael Rosenbaum was 8th for his work in "Breaking In", Ben Cotton "Hellcats" 9th narrowly ahead of Patrick Gilmore "The Killing" rounding out the finalists in 10th
This category might have had the most different finalists who had at 1 point had the lead. Besides the eventual winner, Michael J. Fox, Lee Arenberg, Michael Cerveris & Wil Wheaton all had temporary leads in this category early on.
Final vote results
Mark Sheppard "Supernatural" 715
Sebastian Roche "Supernatural" 576
Michael J. Fox "The Good Wife" 346
Michael Cerveris "Fringe" 275
Kevin Corrigan "Fringe" 239
Lee Arenberg "Once Upon A Time" 238
Wil Wheaton "Eureka" 214
Michael Rosenbaum "Breaking In" 157
Ben Cotton "Hellcats" 114
Patrick Gilmore "The Killing" 111
The Best "Supporting" Actress of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Julia Maxwell -Supernatural.
Our supporting actress & actor awards had a little different style to it than the mainstream supporting acting awards. Ours was based on appearances, not screen-time. This gave several characters who otherwise might get ignored for their roles, a chance to win for their work. Julia Maxwell as "Eve" on the last season of Supernatural was a little bit of a surprise to me, even as an SPN fan. As voting wound down, it seemed the SPN fans rallied behind many of their finalists, voting for anyone attached to the show. Maxwell was in a very close race with How I Met Your Mother challenger Jennifer Morrison for much of the voting, each leapfrogging the other several times. In the last 2 days, Ms. Maxwell was down by 10 votes, but the SPN fans rallied late in the voting to grab her a win.
Julia narrowly beat out runner up Jennifer Morrison from "How I Met Your Mother". Well back in 3rd was a tie between Jayne Atkinson "Criminal Minds" & Charlyne Yi "House. A similar battle for the final 2 spots was playing out till the last day in voting when "The Killing" star Kacey Rohl, who was last by 3 votes just 48 hrs earlier, pulled away on "Hellcats" Magda Apanowicz in the final day of voting.
This was 1 of the more interesting categories to me, as the high traffic volume I get on this site for Vancouver based shows really seemed to define the finalists. There was a finalist from a cancelled show, another finalist from a show whose only other finalist was another supporting acting category, and the winner was from a show, where her role was, to many fans, not overly relevant..and they all have ties to Vancouver. Add in the runner up is now on a Vancouver based show, and it really shows how my coverage of Vancouver based shows kind of defines the average viewers of my site.
This award also goes down this year as the NARROWEST margain of victory this year. 14 votes.
Final vote results
Julia Maxwell "Supernatural" 450
Jennifer Morrison "How I Met Your Mother" 436
Jayne Atkinson "Criminal Minds" 203
Charlyne Yi "House" 203
Kacey Rohl "The Killing" 170
Magda Apanowicz "Hellcats" 131
The finalists for the TV programs in 5 categories have been decided.
Below is a break down of the voting in each category.
Photos of the final vote tallies are at the bottom.
Like last year, the 1st group I went thru had quite low totals. I gotta learn from this, have smaller categories 1st, THEN bigger categories like best shows.... anyways, the results/
BEST ANIMATED (bold = finalist) (vote total - red)
FAMILY GUY 35, FUTURAMA 14, THE SIMPSONS 14, SOUTH PARK 10, BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD 6, PHINEAS & FERB 1 (write in vote), AMERICAN DAD 0, THE CLEVELAND SHOW 0
THE BIG BANG THEORY 26, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 24, COMMUNITY 21, PARKS AND RECREATION 16, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 14, 30 ROCK 12, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA 12, PSYCH 12, GLEE 10, LOUIE 10, COUGAR TOWN 6, BEING ERICA 5, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM 5, MODERN FAMILY 5, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 1, HAPPY ENDINGS 1 (write in vote), UP ALL NIGHT 1 (write in vote), THE MIDDLE 0
DEXTER 20, CRIMINAL MINDS 17, HOUSE 17, BURN NOTICE 15, LEVERAGE 15, JUSTIFIED 13, GOSSIP GIRL 11, COVERT AFFAIRS 10, BREAKING BAD 9, CASTLE 9, HAWAII FIVE-O 8, BONES 7, FLASHPOINT 7, GREY'S ANATOMY 7, CSI 6, LAW & ORDER SVU 6, SONS OF ANARCHY 6, MAD MEN 6, THE MENTALIST 6, HEARTLAND 4, WHITE COLLAR 4, THE LISTENER 3, BLUE BLOODS 2, NIKITA 2, SUITS 2, BOARDWALK EMPIRE 1, BODY OF PROOF 1, IN PLAIN SIGHT 1, PRIVATE PRACTICE 1
SMALLVILLE 77, SUPERNATURAL 48, FRINGE 28, THE WALKING DEAD 17, SANCTUARY 13, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 13, TRUE BLOOD 10, LOST GIRL 6, EUREKA 2, TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL 1, WAREHOUSE 13 1, DOCTOR WHO (write in vote) 1, BEING HUMAN 0
BEST NEW SHOW
BREAKING IN 931, GAME OF THRONES 344, ONCE UPON A TIME 167, GRIMM 124, THE SECRET CIRCLE 117, PERSON OF INTEREST 106, REVENGE 86, UNFORGETTABLE 79, THE KILLING 77, ALPHAS 69, TERRA NOVA 67, HOMELAND 65, NEW GIRL 46, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 44, BREAKOUT KINGS 44 (write in votes), 2 BROKE GIRLS 40, A GIFTED MAN 35, HELL ON WHEELS 22, UP ALL NIGHT 22, PAN AM 20, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS 18, HARRY'S LAW 15, PRIME SUSPECT 14, WHITNEY 12, FALLING SKIES 10 (Write in votes), HAPPY ENDINGS 10, LUCK 9, CHARLIES ANGELS 6, RINGER 5 (write in votes), HART OF DIXIE 2 (write in votes), PLAYBOY CLUB 1 (write in vote), SUITS 1 (write in vote)
The finalists for actors, actresses and other categories will be coming soon.
The voting for the winners and finalists will start sometime in the 2nd week of November.
Last night was the Gala event for the 13th annual Leo Awards. The best of British Columbia's TV & movie industry gathered to hand out their top awards. This years event was held at the Hotel Vancouver, after a scheduling change prevented them from holding it at their usual place, the Westing Bayshore. With the change in venue came a few challenges.
The most notable challenge was the red carpet set up on Georgia street. In the past, at the Bayshore, the carpet was set up along a very quiet and spacious sidewalk along side the hotels convention centre. This set up was great for everyone involved, as it was spacious & well lit with natural light when it is sunny. This year however, the red carpet was set up on the sidewalk of a mains treet that dozens of people use every minute. The carpet itself took up about 2/3 of the sidewalk, leaving a slim 3-5 ft ledge for fans & onlookers, uncredited media, autograph hounds & passer bys to navigate, with a lane of a busy thoroughfare just behind them. Thankfully for the awards there was no incidents with traffic hitting any people, despite many people, myself included, occasionally using the 1st lave of the street to walk in.
The cast of "Sanctuary" was the front & centre draw of the television side of the awards for the mostpart. With the loss of "Stargate Universe" this year, the gang from Sanctuary made up a lot larger portion of this years TV representation. SGU did have 1 representitive there, Jennifer Spence, a nominee for Best supporting actress in a drama, but failed to win, losing out to Lucia Walters from "Life Unexpected" in their 1 & only nomination as well. Ryan Robbins did bring home a solo award for the Sanctuary cast in the Best Supporting male category.
Many of the more notable Vancouver based shows won some awards as well. Fox sci-fi hit "Fringe" lead all TV shows in wins with 3 (tied with Sanctuary) for Cinematogray, Production design & best guest actor for Michael Eklund. "Supernatural" won for best visual effect. "Smallville" won for best program in its final season. "Human Target" won for best stunt co-ordinator.
Smaller shows like "Blackstone", wich won 2 awards walked away with the more notable awards for TV acting. Carmen Moore won the best actress award. The best actor went to Callum Keith Rennie from "Shattered"
In the movie side of the awards, "Gunless" walked away with 4 awards including best prgraom, cinematography, production design & stunt co-ordinator. "Altitude", "Transparency" & "Fathers & Sons" won 2 awards each, the latter taking home best supporting actor Jay Brazeau. Several movies snagged 1 award each, including "Life, Above All", "Amazon Falls" which April Telek took best lead actress, "Tucker And Dale VS Evil" which Tyler Labine took best lead actor & "Repeaters" which Alexia Fast took best supporting actress for.
Other notable winners were Paul McGillion for best lead actor in a short drama movie "A Fine Young Man" (which lead the way with 4 wins in that section..including best program), Shirley Broderikc for best actress in a short drama "The Closer You Get To Canada". "Mighty Jerome" won 4 awards, including best documentary program. "The Haunting Hour" won 4 awards as well in best youth or childrens program, including best show & best performance for Richard Harmon.
"Hiccups" had 5 wins, including best comedy program & best performance for Nancy Robertson, that was the most of anyone at the awards.
Below are some pics of the presenters, nominees & winners as they arrived for the awards.
Pictured "Blood & Chrome" & "Hellcats" star Ben Cotton. "The Listener" star Lauren Lee Smith, "Robson Arms" star Gabrielle Rose, "Intelligence", "Smallville" & "Alice I Think" star Michael Eklund, "Tucker & Dale VS Evil" & "Reaper" star Tyler Labine, "The Killing" & "Tucker & Dale VS Evil" star Brandon Jay McLaren with "Whistler" & "Tucker & Dale VS Evil" star Jesse Moss, "Wolf Canyon", "Harpers Island" & "Health Nutz" star Ali Liebert, "90210" star Dustin Milligan, "Smallville" star MacKenzie Gray, "Robson Arms", "Supernatural" & "Amazon Falls" star April Telek, "Stargate Universe" & "The 4400" star Jennifer Spence with "Kingdom Hospital" star Ben Ratner, "Twilight Saga Eclipse" "Kingdom Hospital" & "Dead Like Me" star Jodelle Ferland, "Charlie St Cloud" & "Whistler" star Amanda Crew, "Sanctuary" "Stargate SGI & Atlantis" star Amanda Tapping, "Sanctuary" "Dawsons Creek" & "Dead Like Me" star Robin Dunne, "Sanctuary" & "Dan For Mayor" star Agam Darshi.
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