Stargate Universe actress Jennifer Spence picked up the show’s (surprisingly) only Leo Award nomination this year. The actress, who plays Dr. Lisa Park on the series, was nominated in the Supporting Performance by a Female category for “Malice.”
Spence was nominated in the same category last year, for Season One’s “Life.” (She lost to castmate Julia Benson, for “Pain.”) Her competition this year includes Genevieve Buechner (Caprica), Lucia Walters (Life Unexpected), and Tantoo Cardinal (Shattered).
Amanda Tapping’s fantasy series Sanctuary, meanwhile, tied the 17 nominations it received last year — once again leading all series. Among the show’s many noms is Best Program, Directing, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Costume Design, Visual Effects, and Stunts.
In the acting categories, Amanda Tapping has been nominated for Best Lead Performance by a Female, Robin Dunne for Best Male Lead, Ryan Robbins for Supporting Actor (alongside fellow Stargate vet Colin Cunningham), and Ian Tracey as a guest star.
Last year the show won seven trophies. SGU went home with six wins, including Best Dramatic Series.
Smallville picked up eight nominations, including one for Best Dramatic Series.
It’s a bit of a shocker that SGU wasn’t nominated in any other category, after earning 16 nods across 10 categories last year (story).
The Leos recognize the best in television and film produced in British Columbia. The gala awards ceremony will take place Saturday, June 11. Visit LeoAwards.com for the complete list of this year’s nominees.