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Cdn. crowned Sundance’s breakout star

PARK CITY, Utah – Canada’s Tatiana Maslany is Sundance’s breakout movie star.

The 24-year-old picked up a special jury prize Saturday night for her portrayal of a sexually-charged adolescent in Adriana Maggs’ Grown Up Movie Star.

Maslany, who hails from Regina and now lives in Toronto, was recognized in the world cinema category.

In advance of the festival, Sundance director John Cooper compared her to Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan, both of whom were launched to out-of-nowhere stardom after sensational Sundance debuts.

To date, Maslany’s highest-profile roles have been on CBC’s Heartland and Being Erica.

She wasn’t alone in celebrating.

Other winners included the thriller Winter’s Bone (U.S. dramatic grand jury prize), the war chronicle Restrepo (U.S. documentary grand jury prize), the Australian underworld drama Animal Kingdom (dramatic world cinema jury prize), Waiting for Superman, about the American educational system (U.S. documentary audience award) and the romantic Happy Thank You More Please (U.S. dramatic audience award).

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Headline, Industry News

Cdn. crowned Sundance’s breakout star

PARK CITY, Utah – Canada’s Tatiana Maslany is Sundance’s breakout movie star.

The 24-year-old picked up a special jury prize Saturday night for her portrayal of a sexually-charged adolescent in Adriana Maggs’ Grown Up Movie Star.

Maslany, who hails from Regina and now lives in Toronto, was recognized in the world cinema category.

In advance of the festival, Sundance director John Cooper compared her to Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan, both of whom were launched to out-of-nowhere stardom after sensational Sundance debuts.

To date, Maslany’s highest-profile roles have been on CBC’s Heartland and Being Erica.

She wasn’t alone in celebrating.

Other winners included the thriller Winter’s Bone (U.S. dramatic grand jury prize), the war chronicle Restrepo (U.S. documentary grand jury prize), the Australian underworld drama Animal Kingdom (dramatic world cinema jury prize), Waiting for Superman, about the American educational system (U.S. documentary audience award) and the romantic Happy Thank You More Please (U.S. dramatic audience award).

Source: Canoe

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Headline, Industry News

Cdn. crowned Sundance’s breakout star

PARK CITY, Utah – Canada’s Tatiana Maslany is Sundance’s breakout movie star.

The 24-year-old picked up a special jury prize Saturday night for her portrayal of a sexually-charged adolescent in Adriana Maggs’ Grown Up Movie Star.

Maslany, who hails from Regina and now lives in Toronto, was recognized in the world cinema category.

In advance of the festival, Sundance director John Cooper compared her to Ellen Page and Carey Mulligan, both of whom were launched to out-of-nowhere stardom after sensational Sundance debuts.

To date, Maslany’s highest-profile roles have been on CBC’s Heartland and Being Erica.

She wasn’t alone in celebrating.

Other winners included the thriller Winter’s Bone (U.S. dramatic grand jury prize), the war chronicle Restrepo (U.S. documentary grand jury prize), the Australian underworld drama Animal Kingdom (dramatic world cinema jury prize), Waiting for Superman, about the American educational system (U.S. documentary audience award) and the romantic Happy Thank You More Please (U.S. dramatic audience award).

Source: Canoe

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