Earle Grey Award
The Earle Grey Award is the lifetime achievement award for television acting of the Canadian Screen Awards, and its predecessor the Gemini Awards. The award is named for the first president of ACTRA's Toronto branch. It can be presented to an individual or collaborative team (such as SCTV or Royal Canadian Air Farce).
The award was first presented by the ACTRA Awards in 1972, as the award for best performance in a television film within the annual eligibility period. In the earliest years it was the only acting award presented by the ACTRA Awards, although it was later supplemented with an award for best performance in a television series. It was discontinued after 1983, and replaced with separate categories for performances by actors and actresses in television films; when the ACTRA Awards were taken over by the Gemini Awards beginning in 1986, the Earle Grey Award name was then revived as a lifetime achievement award.
Nominations for the award are presented by professionals within the Canadian television community and the decision of who will win the award is made by a special committee.
- 1972 - Geneviève Bujold
- 1973 - Gordon Pinsent, The Rowdyman
- 1974 - Jackie Burroughs, Vicky
- 1975 - William Hutt, The National Dream
- 1976 - Jayne Eastwood, The Last of the Four Letter Words
- 1977 - Sean Sullivan, Of the Fields, Lately
- 1978 - Donald Sutherland, Bethune
- 1979 - Helen Burns, Catsplay
- 1980 - Don Francks, They're Drying Up the Streets
- 1981 - Al Waxman, The Winnings of Frankie Walls
- 1982 - Lally Cadeau, You've Come a Long Way, Katie
- 1983 - Rosemary Dunsmore, Blind Faith
- 1986 - Ed McNamara
- 1987 - Lorne Greene
- 1988 - Kate Reid
- 1989 - Sean McCann
- 1990 - Jan Rubeš
- 1992 - Colleen Dewhurst (posthumous award)
- 1993 - Barbara Hamilton
- 1994 - Ernie Coombs (Mr. Dressup)
- 1995 - Cast of SCTV: Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy (posthumous), Harold Ramis, Dave Thomas.
- 1996 - Bruno Gerussi (posthumous)
- 1997 - Gordon Pinsent
- 1998 - Kenneth Welsh and Al Waxman
- 1999 - Jayne Eastwood
- 2000 - Cast and writers of Royal Canadian Air Farce: Ron Mann, Roger Abbott, Luba Goy, Don Ferguson, John Morgan.
- 2001 - Jackie Burroughs
- 2002 - Members of CODCO: Tommy Sexton (posthumous), Andy Jones, Greg Malone
- 2003 - Jennifer Dale
- 2004 - Graham Greene
- 2005 - Steve Smith
- 2006 - Donnelly Rhodes
- 2007 - Don Harron
- 2008 - David Gardner
- 2009 - Eric Peterson
- 2010 - Not awarded
- 2011 - Cedric Smith
- 2012 - Not awarded
- 2013 - Not awarded
- 2014 - Colm Feore
- 2015 - Paul Gross
- 2016 - Wendy Crewson
- 2017 - Tantoo Cardinal
- 2018 - Clark Johnson
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- "Radio personalities sweep ACTRA Awards". Montreal Gazette, April 30, 1973.
- "Annual ACTRA Awards dominated by women". Montreal Gazette, March 4, 1974.
- "William Hutt wins top ACTRA Award". The Province, April 24, 1975.
- "CBC dominates awards as Canada honours own". Alberni Valley Times, April 22, 1976.
- "ACTRA Awards not pretentious, anyway". Ottawa Citizen, April 15, 1977.
- "CBC stars, programs sweep ACTRA Awards". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, March 23, 1978.
- "ACTRA awards list". Regina Leader-Post, April 5, 1979.
- "They're picked as the best in Canadian radio, TV". Regina Leader-Post, April 10, 1980.
- "And the winners are...". Edmonton Journal, April 4, 1981.
- "ACTRA winners". Vancouver Sun, May 13, 1982.
- "Anne continues sweep of Gemini awards". The Globe and Mail, December 5, 1986.
- "Tantoo Cardinal among those getting special Canadian Screen Awards". The Guardian, January 12, 2016.
- "Canadian Screen Awards: Peter Mansbridge, Karyn Pugliese, Margaret Atwood to be honoured". CBC News, October 30, 2017.