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April 17, 2018

Heartland, In Plainview, Calgary’s Spotlight Productions among top nominees for Alberta Film and Television Awards


Eric Volmers/ Calgary Herald 

Finalists for the awards, dubbed the Rosies, were announced Tuesday afternoon. The award show will be held May 12 at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary.

Shaun Johnston is up for best performance by an Alberta actor for playing Jack Bartlett in Heartland. Interestingly, this pits him against himself not once but twice. The Edmonton actor is also nominated in that category for his roles in Wynonna Earp and In Plainview. Other Alberta actors nominated include two-time Canadian Screen Award winner Andrew Phung for Kim’s Convenience, Joseph Perry for the indie thriller Everfall and Patrick Creery for the Parent Council.

There are 27 class awards for productions that were produced or co-produced by an Alberta production company and 33 craft categories for craftspeople who were a resident of Alberta for the 2017 calendar year.

Here are some highlights:

Best Documentary Over 30 Minutes

Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story  

Les cordes de la Victoire  

Living Proof

Some Other Guys 

Waiting for Waldemar


 Best Performance by an Alberta Actor

 Andrew Phung — Kim’s Convenience

 Joseph Perry — Everfall

 Patrick Creery — The Parent Council

Shaun Johnston — In Plainview

Shaun Johnston — Wynonna Earp

Shaun Johnston — Heartland

The Alberta Film and Television Awards will be held May 12 in Calgary. For a full list of nominees visit ampia.org.