29 MAY 2023

BANFF announced this year’s lineup of the Rockies Gala recipients

The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) announced this year’s lineup of the Rockies Gala recipients. The awards show will take place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on June 13.

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The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) announced this year’s lineup of the Rockies Gala recipients. The intimate and glitzy in-person awards show will take place at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on June 13.

Hosting the Festival’s flagship honours is actor, singer, musician and comedian Craig Robinson. Executive Producer and star of Peacock’s “Killing It,” Robinson is best known for his portrayal of Darryl Philbin in “The Office,” and has starred in films including “Knocked Up,” “This is the End,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” “Morris from America,” “Tragedy Girls,” and “Dolemite is my Name!,” among others. He also starred in his own sitcom, “Mr. Robinson.”

Rockies Gala Awards to be bestowed include: the Inclusion Award (Garcelle Beauvais), the Career Achievement Award (Alanis Obomsawin), the Impact Award (Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder), the Innovative Producer Award (Sphere Media), the Award of Excellence (Sharon Horgan), and the Creative Voice Award (Jennifer Podemski).

Additional awards to be presented at the Rockies Gala ceremony in person on June 13 include: the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award, the Program of the Year Award, and The Grand Jury Prize. In addition, the Rockie Awards International Program Competition, featuring 141 nominees from 29 countries across 27 categories, will take place the evening before the Rockies Gala on June 12.

“We are honoured to celebrate these incredible individuals and the profound contributions they have made to the entertainment industry. The Rockies Gala is the crown jewel of the Festival, and in long-standing tradition is sure to be a night to remember. We are looking forward to laughing and perhaps singing along with our brilliantly funny host Craig Robinson as we spotlight such outstanding talent,”  said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival.