The star, who has been collecting awards for her portrayal of a woman in the early stages of Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, is nominated as Best Actress at the CSAs for her role in Maps to the Stars. The film, from Canadian director David Cronenberg, was largely shot in Toronto.
Moore is up against Ahn Ji Hye (In Her Place), Yoon Da Kyung (In Her Place), Julianne Cote (Tu dors Nicole) and Anne Dorval (Mommy).
Moore won the best actress prize at last year’s Cannes film festival, where Maps to the Stars debuted. The role also earned her a nomination at the Golden Globes (she won instead for Still Alice).
The 54-year-old actress is certainly no stranger to Toronto. She made several films in the city, including 2005’s The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, 2008’s Blindness, 2009’s Chloe and 2013’s Carrie. Moore has also been a regular guest of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The CSAs are the merger of the Genie Awards and Gemini Awards and honour the best in homegrown film, television and digital production. Sunday’s televised gala will be hosted by Andrea Martin.
In addition to Moore, presenters include Kiefer Sutherland of 24, Diego Klattenhoff of Global’s hit series The Blacklist, Enrico Colantoni of Global’s Remedy, Kevin Durand of History’s Vikings, Rookie Blue star Missy Peregrym (whose husband Zachary Levi will start shooting Heroes Reborn in Toronto in April) and Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox.
Other presenters include Kim Cattrall, Sarah Gadon, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce McCulloch, Eugene Levy, Tatiana Maslany, Megan Follows, Patrick J. Adams, A.J. Cook, Shaun Majumder, Jennifer Finnigan and Kristin Lehman.
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