Emma Hunter (actress)

Emma Hunter (born 1984 or 1985) is a Canadian actress and comedian.[1] She is known for her recurring role as Nisha in the sitcom Mr. D, and as co-anchor with Miguel Rivas of the news satire series The Beaverton.[2] She has also appeared in several other productions, including the television series L.A. Complex and Royal Canadian Air Farce, and the independent feature film Mary Goes Round (2018). In 2017, she was featured in the CBC web series How to Buy a Baby, and in 2020 she hosted the reality cooking competition series Fridge Wars.[3]

In 2018, Hunter received three Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 6th Canadian Screen Awards, in the categories of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Program or Series for Mr. D, Best Ensemble Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series for The Beaverton, and Best Actress in a Web Program or Series for Save Me.[4] She won the award for Best Actress in a Web Program or Series.[5] She was also co-host of the televised Canadian Screen Awards gala, alongside Jonny Harris.[6] In 2020, she narrated a portion of the 8th Canadian Screen Awards.[7]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2018 6th Canadian Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Program or Series Mr. D Nominated [8]
Best Ensemble Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series The Beaverton Nominated
Best Actress in a Web Program or Series Save Me Won [9]
2020 8th Canadian Screen Awards Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series The Beaverton ("Episode 304") Nominated
Best Ensemble Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series The Beaverton Nominated
Best Supporting Performance in a Web Program or Series How to Buy a Baby Won [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ontario comedian brings a cavalcade of characters to comedy fest debut". Winnipeg Free Press, April 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Comedy-news show The Beaverton serves up satire with a straight face". The Globe and Mail, November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Rita DeMontis, "Scrapping it out on the competition series Fridge Wars". Toronto Sun, February 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Women well represented in Canadian Screen Awards nominations". Victoria Times-Colonist, January 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Amazing Race Canada and Murdoch Mysteries are repeat Golden Screen Award winners". Toronto Star, March 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Jonny Harris, Emma Hunter to co-host 2018 Canadian Screen Awards". CBC News, February 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Virtual Presentations, Hosts". academy.ca. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  8. ^ "2018 TV Nominees". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Emma Hunter: 2018 Best Actress, Web Program or Series". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Katie Scott, "2020 Canadian Screen Awards winners: ‘Mary Kills People,’ ‘Vikings’ win big". Global News, Ma 26, 2020.

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