10/25/2015

'Mommy', 'Elephant Song' Top DGC Film Winners


Elephant Song

A double dose of Xavier Dolan films earn the top prizes in the feature film categories of the Directors Guild of Canada awards. Dolan’s 2014 Oscar submission won the prize for Best Feature Film, while Charles Binamé won Best Director for Elephant Song, which co-stars Xavier Dolan as a sociopathic killer. (Dolan wasn’t even nominated for Best Director.) The film awards mostly shared the wealth among the bigger titles of 2014. The big winners of the night were in the television categories, though, with The Book of Negroes sweeping the TV Movie/Mini-Series awards and Schitt’s Creek dominating the awards for comedy. The awards were handed out in Toronto last night at the Carlu. Full list of winners below:

Film Awards


BEST DIRECTION – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Deluxe
Charles Binam̩ РElephant Song
  
BEST FEATURE FILM
Presented by Technicolor

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Pinewood Toronto Studios
Carol Spier – Maps to the Stars

BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Michele Conroy - Pompeii

BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Pompeii - Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R Fountain, Rose Gregoris, Kevin Howard, Jill Purdy, Tyler Whitham

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds
Super Duper Alice Cooper – Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen

BEST SHORT FILM
Made in Bali -  Michael Pohorly

TV Awards:


BEST DIRECTION – TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Presented by Panavision
Clement Virgo – The Book of Negroes

BEST DIRECTION – TELEVISION SERIES
Presented by William F. White International
Kari Skogland – Vikings, “Blood Eagle”

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Presented by Vanguarde Artists Management
The Book of Negroes

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Presented by PS Production Services Ltd. and SIM Digital
Orphan Black, “By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – FAMILY
Open Heart, “Last Things First”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY
Schitt’s Creek, “Our Cup Runneth Over”
  
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Jason Clarke – The Book of Negroes, Episode 5

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIES
Brendan Smith – Schitt’s Creek, “Our Cup Runneth Over”
  
BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Susan Shipton – The Book of Negroes, Episode 6

BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
Don Cassidy – Vikings, “The Lord’s Prayer”
  
BEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
The Book of Negroes, Episode 1 – Andrea Cyr, Claire Dobson, Martin Gwynn Jones, Joe Mancuso, David McCallum, Brennan Mercer, Brent Pickett, David Rose

BEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
Vikings, “The Choice” - Andrew Jablonski, David McCallum, Steve Medeiros, Brennan Mercer, Dale Sheldrake, Jane Tattersall, Rob Warchol

Honorary Awards:


DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Shaftesbury
David Cronenberg

DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Mark Reid

DGC HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD
Presented by BellMedia
Peter Leitch