Bailey garners cinema award

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A Gimli native was recognized by the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Televison for her outstanding directing at a gala in Toronto on March 27.

Norma Bailey took home the award for Best Direction in a drama series for the fourth episode in the second season of Mary Kills People – “Ride or Die.”

Mary Kills People also took home the award for best guest performance in a drama series for the opening episode, “The Means,” which was given to Karen Robinson.

A recipient of the Order of Manitoba in 2010, Bailey graduated from the University of Manitoba before moving to Montreal and later joining the National Film Board of Canada.

Bailey has also previously won a jury prize for short film at the Cannes Film Festival (The Performer) and she directed and produced the Genie Award-winning film Bordertown Café.