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Academy Announces Winner of Screen Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television presents Kim Cattrall with the Canadian Screen Award For Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Film & Television at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards.

“We are truly honoured to award Kim with a special achievement award for her substantial contribution to the film and television industry,” says Helga Stephenson, Academy CEO. “She is a fabulously successful Canadian performer who proudly embraces both sides of the border. We congratulate Kim for her talent and accomplishments.”

The Canadian Screen Award For Outstanding Artistic Contribution to Film & Television is awarded to a remarkable person who has made their mark on the film and television industry.

“Kim is an international icon of film, television and the stage,” says Academy Chair Martin Katz, “After growing up in BC, she has lived and worked all over the world in some of the most memorable roles. She has previously been nominated for both film and television roles by our Academy, but it is a great honour to be able to recognize her body of work with this inaugural year of the Canadian Screen Award For Artistic Contribution to Film and Television.”

The Canadian-raised actress has had an extensive and varied career. In February 2011, Cattrall starred in the PBS mini-series Any Human Heart. Recent features include Keith Bearden’s Meet Monica Velour and The Ghost Writer, which won the Silver Bear for director Roman Polanski at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In Summer 2010, Cattrall appeared as Samantha Jones in the movie sequel Sex and the City 2, based on the HBO series for which she received a Golden Globe Award; two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five nominations; and five Emmy Award nominations.

 Also an accomplished author, Cattrall has written Sexual Intelligence and Being a Girl: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Teen Life. She founded the Canadian company Fertile Ground Productions, which adapted Sexual Intelligence into an HBO documentary that afforded Cattrall a Gemini Award nomination for hosting.

 In 2009 Cattrall was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and in 2011 she received GLAAD’s Golden Gate Award. This year, she can be seen in Sweet Bird of Youth at the West End’s Old Vic in the U.K.

This fall Ms. Cattrall will be co-executive producing and starring with Don McKellar and Bob Martin in an adaptation of the BBC2 series Sensitive Skin. The production is being produced by Rhombus Films and will start shooting in Toronto September 2013.