Honouring Canada's best and brightest
The fourth annual Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame will induct some a slew of recognizable veterans (most living, one not) and a pair of up-and-comers at an event Monday afternoon at MoRoCo at 99 Yorkville.
The honourees include late funnyman John Candy, actor Donald Sutherland, producer Don Carmody, Oscar winning writer/producer/director Paul Haggis, environmentalist David Suzuki, Paul Bronfman, chairman of Pinewood Studios Toronto and aboriginal filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.
Actor Jay Baruchel will get the Audi Performance Award, presented to, according to the press release, to “an outstanding Candian too young to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.” (No word on whether Jay gets an Audi to go with the award.)
Jacob Tierney, director of The Trotsky (the slews of flicks which Baruchel graced this year), will receive the Panavision Award for having a “breakout” year. (No word on whether this award includes a product by Panasonic.)
Guest expected include: Ellen Page, Norman Jewison, Gordon Pinsent. Colin Mochrie will emcee and Pat Hindle will host. (Editor’s Note: why do they need an emcee and a host?)