TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 19 awards tonight honouring the best work created by Members this past year in a star-studded, elegant event. Three special career acknowledgments were also handed out during the evening, including the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Arisa Cox and Sean Cullen co-hosted the Awards Gala which was held at The Carlu in Toronto. Presenters included this country's hardest working filmmakers and actors; Megan Follows, Jerry Ciccoritti, Jason Priestley, Catherine O'Hara, Helen Shaver, Dan Levy to name just a few.
Below is a full list of the awards presented at the 2015 DGC Awards Gala:
DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Shaftesbury
DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
DGC HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD
Presented by BellMedia
BEST DIRECTION – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Deluxe
Charles Binamé – Elephant Song
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 FEATURE FILM
Presented by Technicolor
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
ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds
Super Duper Alice Cooper
BEST SHORT FILM
Made in Bali
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Pinewood Toronto Studios
Carol Spier – Maps to the Stars
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 – FEATURE FILM
Michele Conroy - Pompeii
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 – FEATURE FILM
Pompeii - Kevin Banks, Stephen Barden, Fred Brennan, Alex Bullick, J.R Fountain, Rose Gregoris, Kevin Howard, Jill Purdy, Tyler Whitham
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
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The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the SPONSORS of the 2015 DGC Awards:
- Lead Sponsor: Technicolor Canada Inc.
- Gold sponsors: BellMedia, Canada Film Capital, Canadian Media Production Association, Deluxe, EP Canada, Panavision, PS Productions Services Ltd, SIM Digital and William F. White International Inc.
- Silver sponsors: The Harold Greenberg Fund , Pinewood Toronto Studios, Rogers Group of Funds, Shaftesbury and Vanguarde Artists Management
- Bronze sponsors: ACTRA, Canadian Film Centre, Cinespace, Don Carmody Productions, Tattersall Sound & Picture, Telefilm Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada
- Patron sponsors: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, City of Toronto, Entertainment One, Epitome Pictures and Great-West Life.
- Contra sponsors: Jason Jennings, Production Canada and Thistle Printing.
The DGC also wishes to thank Ernst & Young the official auditor of the 2015 DGC Awards.
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 3,000 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadian content conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming.
SOURCE Directors Guild of Canada, National Office
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