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Son Beats Dad At BC Leo Awards

It is the first time in Leo Awards history that a father and son have squared off against each other in the same category, vying for the coveted award that celebrates the best of BC’s Film and Television industry.

Son Beats Dad At BC Leo Awards

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On March 26, at the first round of the 20th annual Leo Awards 20th anniversary celebration at Vancouver’s Hyatt Regency, Juno-nominated musician, film composer, and Vancouver-native, Eli Bennett won Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Documentary for his work on Believe: The True Story of Real Bearded Santas, beating out his father, award-winning Canadian composer and previous Leo winner Daryl Bennett, in the same category.


It was the first time in Leo Awards history that a father and son have squared off against each other in the same category, vying for the coveted award that celebrates the best of BC’s Film and Television industry.

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Twenty years ago, at the inaugural Leo Awards, Daryl Bennett won the first ever Leo Award for Best Musical Score in a Feature Length Drama when son Eli was nine years old. Two decades later, Daryl’s son Eli accepted the Leo Award for that very same category.

The Leo Awards Celebration Two and Gala Awards (the second and third night of three nights) will be held June 2 & 3 at the Hyatt Regency. The younger Bennett is returning for his second year as Leo Awards music director, and will be leading Eli Bennett & The Leo Awards Band on both nights. More on the Leo Awards here

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