Oregon Actor Awards Attracts Glitz and Glamour

On November 23rd, members of Oregon’s quickly growing media production industry gathered at Portland Center Stage for the Oregon Actor Awards.
| By Lisa Cicala

Presented by the Oregon Media Production Association, the event honored the best local performances for dramatic and commercial work, as well as giving a community service award to an individual or entity for going above and beyond the call of duty to support, promote, or elevate actors in Oregon.

“Oregon is one of the best places in the country to shoot theatrical or commercial work,” said Lana Veenker, Casting Director for many Oregon productions including NBC’s Grimm and TNT’s The Librarians. “Our depth of talent is one of the reasons producers love to work here. We truly have some of the best performers in the country.”

The ceremony and gala had all the glitz and glamour you might expect from an awards show honoring actors. Oregon performers dressed to the nines and walked the red carpet for photos upon arrival.

“Tonight we honor Oregon actors by rolling out the red carpet and giving awards to those with performances at the highest level of professionalism,” said Jacqueline Gault, Vice President for the Oregon Media Production Association. “We are proud of our local actors and production community, and we want to congratulate all the nominees for their outstanding work this year.”

Congratulations also to all of the nominees and to the lucky folks who took home $8000 worth of raffle prizes. Many thanks to MCs Brooke Totman and Kurt Conroyd, writer Jason Rouse, and all of the sponsors and volunteers. It was a star-studded night!


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