Congrats JJ Makaro and the Arrow stunt team

James at Leos 2010The Leo Awards recognise excellence in British Columbia film, television and web series and nominations have just been announced. JJ Makaro received a nomination for Stunt Co-ordination for The Scientist. Congratulations to he and the entire stunt team. Every episode could have received a nomination. The nominees in the category are:

J. J. Makaro
Arrow – The Scientist

Kimani Ray Smith
Continuum – Split Second

Kimani Ray Smith
Continuum – Second Last

Kimani Ray Smith
Continuum – Second Time

Jeffery Ong
Motive – Crimes of Passion

I’m still unclear why James was not also nominated since I believe he and JJ are co-stunt coordinators on Arrow (at least that what it says on the Stunts Canada website).

Arrow received a total of six Leo Award nominations.

Dramatic Series-Program
Greg Berlanti, Joseph P. Finn, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle – Producers

Dramatic Series-Cinematography
Gordon Verheul
Arrow – Sacrifice

Dramatic Series-Make-Up
Danielle Fowler
Arrow – Keep Your Enemies Closer

Dramatic Series-Stunt Coordination
J. J. Makaro
Arrow – The Scientist

Dramatic Series-Lead Performance-Male
Stephen Amell
Arrow – Crucible

Dramatic Series-Lead Performance-Female
Emily Bett Rickards
Arrow – Three Ghosts

The Leo Awards will be presented over three nights – Celebration Awards on May 30th & 31st and the Gala Ceremony on June 1st at the BC Ballroom Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Two years ago James presented in the Stunt Co-ordination category. Hopefully the Leo Awards will get James to present again, as his short film Bam Late for the Leos was the hit of the Awards. Have you seen it? It’s my fave. I hope he does another. Check it out below:

Bam: Late for the Leos from jeffong on Vimeo.

Good luck Team Arrow!

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