Broadcaster Magazine

Banff Festival Announces Winner of Canadian Award of Distinction

The Banff World Media Festival is pleased to announce that actor and comedian Will Arnett will be presented the Canadian Award of Distinction at this year’s Festival, being held from June 9 – 12th at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.

Mr. Arnett will accept the honor at the annual Rockie Awards Gala.   The Award of Distinction is presented to a Canadian whose body of work exemplifies outstanding achievement in the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Paul Haggis, Howie Mandel, Erick McCormack and Martin Short.

Currently starring in the hit NBC comedy Up All Night opposite Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett is also well known for his work on the critically acclaimed sitcom Arrested Development where his portrayal of ‘Gob Bluth’ earned Will his first Emmy nomination. Arnett is also a frequent guest star on NBC’s 30 Rock playing ‘Devon Banks’, a role that last year won him his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.