Stargate Universe: Jennifer Spence Nominated for 2011 Leo Award

SGU Malice
In MALICE, Spence's Park has a bomb strapped to her back (MGM)
Stargate Universe fans know Jennifer Spence as Dr. Lisa Park, and her outstanding work in this supporting role has been recognized with a 2011 Leo Awards nomination in the Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series category for her performance in “Malice.”

In this episode, Park was taken hostage by the Lucian Alliance soldier Simeon as a way to get off of Destiny. He wished to be reunited with his fellow clansmen who were placed on a habitable world along Destiny‘s path through the universe. Simeon was a dangerous man, and to prove how heartless he could be, he strapped a bomb to Park’s back and placed her alone in front of the Stargate. Even under this stressful situation, Park thought of others before herself and asked that no one approach her. Fortunately, Dr. Nicholas Rush didn’t listen to her and was able to unstrap the bomb from her back, and eventually, he tracked down and killed Simeon.

Her performance in “Malice” isn’t the only noteworthy performance that Spence has delivered this season, so hopefully she’ll be nominated again when the second half of SGU’s second and final season are considered in the 2012 nominations. These 2011 nominations cover those programs aired between January 1 and December 31, 2010.

Spence’s was the only nomination for Universe this year. We congratulate her and wish her well.

A host of other Stargate stars and guest stars have been nominated, including Amanda Tapping for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Sanctuary episode “Breach” (this show has received 17 nominations this year). Make sure to visit the nominees page at the Leo Awards website.

The Gala Awards Ceremony will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver, on Saturday, June 11, with the Red Carpet/Reception at 4 PM, the Dinner at 6 PM, and the Awards Show at 8 PM (all times Pacific).