TFCA honors Métis performer with the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award
Tantoo Cardinal of Fort McMurray, Alta. was honored by the Toronto Film Critics Association for her contributions to Canadian cinema.
Renowned Métis performer Tantoo Cardinal has won this year's Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association.
The TFCA says it's the first time in its history that the annual honor has gone to an actor.
The prolific Indigenous stage and screen star will receive $50,000 in services to give to a filmmaker of her choice.
•'A moment in progress': Alberta's Tantoo Cardinal invited to join Oscars academy
•Tantoo Cardinal on getting her first starring role in a feature film
The TFCA says Cardinal will announce her designate in the days to come.
The award honors "a Canadian industry figure who has made a substantial and outstanding contribution to the advancement and/or history of Canadian cinema."
Alberta-born Cardinal has more than 100 film and TV projects to her credit, including the films Legends of the Fall and Dances With Wolves, and the TV series North of 60.
Cardinal has appeared in five Euro-western films, TV films and series.
The Campbells (TV) – 1990 (Maria Brant)
By Way of the Stars (TV) – 1992-1993 (Franoise)
Silent Tongue – 1993 (old Pawnee woman)
500 Nations (TV) – 1995 [voice]
DreamKeeper (TV) – 2003 (Old Pawnee Woman)