The Stargate franchise raked in a full dozen trophies at the 2009 Leo Awards, handed out last Friday and Saturday in Vancouver! The Leos honor film and television produced in British Columbia, Canada.
The cast and crew of Stargate Atlantis were honored with nine awards, including Best Dramatic Series. (Other nominees in the category were Reaper and Smallville.) The show also picks up awards for direction (Robert C. Cooper’s “Vegas”), screenwriting (Alan McCullough’s “The Queen”), cinematography (Michael Blundell for “Vegas”), picture editing (Mike Banas for “Vegas”), overall sound (Kelly Cole, Patrick Ramsay, Bill Mellow, Joe Watts, Hugo De Le Cerda and Kevin Belen for “Enemy At the Gate”), sound editing (Steve Smith, Matthew Wilson, Kirby Jinnah, Jay Cheetham and Jason Mauza for “Enemy At the Gate”), costume design (Valerie Halverson for “The Queen”), and visual effects (Mark Savela, Shannon Gurney, Kodie MacKenzie, Viv Jim and Dan Weir for “First Contact”).
The 2008 DVD movie Stargate Continuum earned three awards in the feature film categories. Michael Shanks (“Daniel Jackson”) won for Best Lead Performance (Male). And the movie also won awards for screenwriting (Brad Wright) and overall sound (Paul Sharpe, Iain Pattison and Graeme Hughes).
Stargate executive producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper also received the Outstanding Achievement Award for their work in the Stargate franchise over the past 12 years. Wright co-created Stargate SG-1 with Jonathan Glassner in 1997. Wright and Cooper then went on to co-create Atlantis and Stargate Universe. Wright previously worked on series such as The Outer Limits, Forever Knight and Neon Rider. Cooper began as a story editor on PSI Factor.
Finally, Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary was honored with four Leo Awards, including make-up, male guest performance (Ryan Robbins in “Edward”), female guest performance (Gabrielle Rose in “Edward”), and female lead performance (Amanda Tapping in “Requiem”).
Visit LeoAwards.com for a complete list of this year’s nominations and awards.
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