Inuk actor Natar Ungalaaq has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for the film Iqaluit – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2018275 Views

‘It started off with the director who really believed I could play that role,’ he says

Jan 19, 2018

An Inuk actor got a nod from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television this year with a Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of best performance by an actor in a supporting role for his portrayal of Noah in the film Iqaluit.

The award ceremony is March 11 in Toronto and win or lose, Natar Ungalaaq will be celebrating because the 11th is also his daughter’s birthday.

Ungalaaq had worked with Iqaluit’s director Benoît Pilon before as the leading actor in Pilon’s film The Necessities of Life (Ce qu’il faut pour vivre). It follows an lnuk man taken from his northern home to be treated in Quebec City for tuberculosis.

In that role, he won a Genie and a Jutra (a Quebec Cinema award, now known as the Prix Iris).

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