7/12/2012

Cronenberg Leads Directors Guild of Canada Nominees


Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in A Dangerous Method.
Courtesy of eOne Films.
The Directors Guild of Canada released their nominees for their annual awards. It's an eccentric list to say the least, but it's also nice to see some diversity in recognition. The big surprise, however, is the resounding "Up Yours!" to Canada's Oscar-nominee and Genie winner Monsieur Lazhar, which got zilch. (A strange pattern after Incendies was snubbed last year...) David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method leads the pack with five nominations in the feature film categories, followed by Take This Waltz, which received four nominations but was strangely omitted from the best film category. I'm happy to see some love for Edwin Boyd and Wiebo's War, though! And the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence thriller The House at the End of the Street popped up, too, in the sound category...

Nominees in the film categories:
BEST FEATURE FILM
(Presented by Platinum Sponsor, Technicolor)
The Samaritan

BEST DIRECTION - FEATURE FILM
(Presented by Gold Sponsor, Deluxe)
David Cronenberg - A Dangerous Method
Michael Dowse - Goon
Sarah Polley - Take This Waltz
David Weaver - The Samaritan

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
(Presented by Rogers Group of Funds)
West Wind:  The Vision of Tom Thompson - Peter Raymont
Desert Riders - Victor Sarin
Peace Out - Charles Wilkinson (Seriously?)
Wiebo's War - David York

BEST SHORT FILM
Dave vs. Death - Patrick Hagarty
Patch Town - Catherine Gourdier
The Seder - Justin Kelly
Training Wheels - Ravi Steve Khajuria

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - FEATURE FILM
Matthew Davies - Take This Waltz
Aiden Leroux - Edwin Boyd
James McAteer - A Dangerous Method
Patrice Vermette - Caf├ęde Flore

BEST PICTURE EDITING - FEATURE FILM
Geoff Ashenhurst - The Samaritan
Christopher Donaldson - Take This Waltz
Reginald Harkema - Goon
Ron Sanders - A Dangerous Method

BEST SOUND EDITING - FEATURE FILM
Rob Bertola, Tony Currie, Alastair Gray, Michael O'Farrell, Gren-Erich Zwicker - A Dangerous Method
David Evans, Dale Lennon - The Entitled
Mark Gingras, John D. Smith, Katrijn Halliday, Tom Bjelic, James Robb, Dale Lennon - House at the End of the Street
Kevin Banks, Kathy Choi, David Caporale, Steve Madeiros, David McCallum, Jane Tattersall - Take This Waltz