SAG-AFTRA Talent Stands Out at the 2012 Peer Awards

SAG-AFTRA Talent Stands Out at the 2012 Peer Awards

On the evening of Saturday, November 17, 2012, the annual TIVA-DC’s Peer Awards was held at the National Press Club, attended by 300 local production professionals. This year’s awards ceremony was hosted by SAG-AFTRA member Arch Campbell of WJLA, and presenters included members Monika Samtani, Tara Garwood, Rick Kain and Ken Arnold. The Peer Awards, which began in l997, is co-sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Mid-Atlantic Local in order to recognize our members in the DC area for their outstanding work in media production.

 
SAG-AFTRA Group Photo at the 2012 TIVA-DC Peer Awards
(Photo by Simply Arlie)

This year the extraordinary members of SAG-AFTRA dominated the talent categories. The SAG-AFTRA winners are:

VOICEOVER, LONG FORM, MALE
Gold: Kirk Penberthy for Protecting America 24/7
Silver: Don Hagen for Gettysburg Address for Gettysburg Leadership Seminar
Bronze: Craig Klein for Lincoln's Last Days

VOICEOVER, LONG FORM, FEMALE
Bronze: Melissa Leebaert for Into Deepest Space: The Birth of Alma Observatory

VOICEOVER, SPOT, MALE
Gold: Kirk Penberthy for Living Legacy Foundation PSA
Silver: Craig Klein for Rainbow 6 Patriots
Bronze: Don Hagen for In Performance at the White House - a PBS Promo

VOICEOVER, SPOT, FEMALE
Silver: Jeannie Johnson for BET/Huggies Vignette: Potty Dance
Bronze: Melissa Leebaert for The Dana Farber Cancer Institute

ON-CAMERA, DRAMATIC, MALE
Silver: Joe Hansard for America's Most Wanted

ON-CAMERA, DRAMATIC, FEMALE
Bronze: Connie Bowman for portrayal of Emma in The Nextnik
Bronze: Tara Garwood for The Lake
Silver: Tara Garwood for Mr. Smith Goes to the Information Age
Silver: Towanda Underdue for HBO's Hung

RADIO SPOT, MALE
Bronze: Kirk Penberthy for DynCorp International
Bronze: Craig Klein for GEICO - Mime

RADIO SPOT, FEMALE
Gold: Melissa Leebaert for EADS Coast Guard
Silver: Jeannie Johnson for Maryland is More
Bronze: Melissa Leebaert for EADS Airbus: Fully Invested

AUDIO NARRATION, MALE
Gold: Don Hagen for the audiobook Spooner by Pete Dexter
Bronze: Steve Ember for The Making of a Nation - the Events of 9/11
Bronze: Don Hagen for the audiobook The Reckoning by Jeaniene Frost

AUDIO NARRATION, FEMALE
Gold: Elisabeth Noone for Night into Day
Silver: Ashley Judd for The Bonobo Connection

For a complete list of winners and to see or hear some of their work, go to www.tivadc.com.

The Washington–Mid Atlantic Local of SAG-AFTRA congratulates all winners and nominees. These were extremely well-deserved and we are proud to represent such talented people.