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Paperny Films is pleased to announce that it has received 11 prestigious Leo Awards nominations for six of its programs. Nomination highlights include Best Documentary Series for “The Week the Women Went” and “Chop Shop;” Best Lifestyle Program for “The Stagers;” and Best Host in a Lifestyle Program or Series for Matthew Finlason of “The Stagers,” Bob Blumer of “Glutton for Punishment,” and Nicole Oliver for “Crash Test Mommy.” Winners will be announced Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th in Vancouver. The Leo Awards were established in 1998 to celebrate excellence in British Columbia film and television.
“Paperny Films is thrilled with our nominations this year,” says David Paperny, partner, Paperny Films. “We have worked hard all year. It is very rewarding to receive 11 nominations in recognition of that work.”
Paperny Films’ 2009 Leo Awards nominations include:
Best Documentary Series:
“The Week the Women Went” – Season One
Best Information or Lifestyle Series:
“The Stagers” – Season One
Best Host in an Information or Lifestyle Program or Series:
Matthew Finlason "The Stagers"
Bob Blumer "Glutton For Punishment"
Nicole Oliver "Crash Test Mommy"
Best Direction in an Information or Lifestyle Series:
Keith Behrman for “The Stagers” – Season One
Grant Greschuck for “The Stagers” – Season One
Best Screenwriting in an Information or Lifestyle Series:
Margot Daley for “The Stagers” – ‘Penthouse’ Episode
Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series:
Al Flett for “Devil Plays Hardball”
Best Overall Sound in a Documentary Program or Series:
Jamie Mahaffey and Marty Taylor for “The Week the Women Went” – Season One for ‘The Wedding’ episode
“The Stagers” received the most nominations with five nods. Season two of “The Stagers” launched on HGTV Wed., April 1 at 8:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT. Season three of “Glutton for Punishment” launched Mon., March 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT on Food Network. “Chop Shop” can currently been seen Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on SLICE.
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