David has been named the winner of the Constellation Award for "Best Male Performance In A 2009 Science Fiction Television Episode" for his portrayal of the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode The Waters Of Mars. He scored 23% of the final vote.
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TORONTO, ONTARIO, FILM/TV AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT--(Marketwire - July 20, 2010) - The winners of the 2010 Constellation Awards, honouring the actors and producers behind Canada's favourite science fiction television series and movies, were announced this weekend at ceremonies held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel.
In the film categories, actor Karl Urban ("Star Trek") won the trophy for "Best Male Performance", while his co-star Zoe Saldana won in the "Best Female Performance" category - although her win was for her role in 2009's other blockbuster sci-fi film, "Avatar". "Avatar"'s visual effects also took the win in the "Best Technical Accomplishment" category, while "Star Trek" was honoured as "Best Film of 2009".
In the television categories, actress Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") won for "Best Female Performance", while the "Best Television Series" trophy went to the Vancouver-based series "Supernatural", breaking the 3-year winning streak by the popular British series "Doctor Who".
The Canadian flavour of the awards was evident all night, as Quebec-born actor Bruce Greenwood won the evening's feature category "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television" for his performance "Star Trek". Meanwhile, Ontario-based science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer accepted the trophy for "Best Film Or Television Script" on behalf of David S. Goyer and Brannon Braga for their script of the pilot episode of the series "FlashForward", which was based on Sawyer's original novel.
The most competitive category of the evening was the award for "Best Male Performance in a 2009 Television Episode", where actor David Tennant ("Doctor Who") nudged out Canadian actor Robin Dunne ("Sanctuary") by a single percentage point in the fan vote. "I felt like Al Gore!" remarked Dunne when interviewed after the ceremonies. Both "Sanctuary" and the CTV co-production "Defying Gravity" were heavily nominated in this year's awards, but they each failed to triumph in any of the evening's categories./For further information: For more information about The Constellation Awards, please visit http://constellations.tcon.ca or email email@example.comWebsite contains complete voting statistics in all categories.