HBO’s The Last of Us, from creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, was voted Best Movie of the Year Best Show Tuesday night at the Rocky Awards Gala at Banff World Media Festival .
The post-apocalyptic hit of season one takes place in Alberta. Jason Loftus’ Canadian documentary Eternal Spring won the Grand Jury Prize for the highest scoring entry in the Rocky Mountains program.
“It’s the culmination of a lot of human rights-related work that we’ve done in China,” said Loftus, accepting the trophy for the animated documentary about Falun Gong in China Practitioners were persecuted for defending their rights.
The Buffalo Rock Awards honor the Star Trek franchise for its endurance with fans worldwide.
Among other awards shows, The Office stars Craig Robinson Winner of the Peter Ustinov Comedy Prize. Robinson is also the executive producer and star of PeacockKilling It,hosting the Rocky Awards at the Banff Music Festival.
“These guys are the best in the business, they have passports and opportunities for the future,” Robinson said, nodding to the night’s honorees during Los Angeles’ shutdown due to the WGA strike , told Banff representatives with sarcastic humor.
When World of Wonder founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato received The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocky Mountains The emotional climax comes with the Impact Award. ” is the best in the world over 270 The drag queens are just part of their TV success,” THR Introducing Bailey and Barbato, Editorial Director Nekesa Mumbi Moody said they had participated in an informal conversation at the festival earlier in the day .
“Some people are still afraid of cross-dressing, and some people still try to see it as a threat,” Barbato said at the Rockie Awards, pointing out the recent anti-drag State performance legislation. He added that RuPaul’s Drag Race and MTV joined the ACLU in supporting The Drag Defense Fund in support of LGBTQ rights efforts.
“We’ve raised almost $1.5 million,” Barbato said to another round of applause before inviting Banff attendees to help by donating to the fund. Bailey and Barbato’s credits over thirty years also include Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Pam: Girl on the Loose, Being Chaz, Tori & Dean: Inn Love, #CandidlyNicole, I’m Britney Sweet Britney and Hunt: Podcast Tapes .
Among other Rockies awards, veteran film and TV star Garcelle Beauvais was honored for her role in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Known for the role , won the inclusion award.
“I would say it’s been an incredible journey to get here. My twin boys are here and I hope they think I’m really cool,” Beauvais said in recalling her childhood in Haiti. “While watching that intro, I was thinking about what I’m going to say to that little girl in Haiti, and I thought I’d tell her, ‘Don’t be afraid,'” she said, to applause.
Elsewhere, Indigenous Canadian director Alanis Obomsawin received a career achievement award for work including Kanehsatake: Years of Resistance, Rock of the Whiskey Trench and People of the Kattawapiskak River .
“Something is going on and we have to let them know we appreciate it and we have to go on… I love my country and I love you all,” After receiving a standing ovation from the festival audience, Obomsawin, 19, spoke about the Canadian government’s ongoing reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples.
Other winners include Kinda Like producer Sphere Media, which won the Innovative Producer Award, and the Excellence Award was awarded to Irish actress and presenter Sharon Hogan (Bad Sisters, Catastrophe
Film Festival, Canadian Director The Society and Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada also named Elza Kephart of Midnight Kingdom Films as the first recipient of the Jean-Marc Vallée Bursary in honor of Dallas Buyers Club and Late Canadian director of Big Little Lies.