TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 17 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 Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker Anne Wheeler. The inaugural DGC Discovery Award was presented to Quebec filmmaker Chloé Leriche for her film Avant les rues.
Arisa Cox hosted the Awards Gala which was held at The Carlu in Toronto. Presenters included this country's hardest working filmmakers and actors; Sean Cullen, Meredith MacNeill, Tracey Deer, Megan Follows, Director X, Benz Antoine, and Nicholas Campbell, to name just a few.
Below is a full list of the awards presented at the 2016 DGC Awards Gala:
DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Shaftesbury
2016 DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
2016 DGC HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER AWARD
Presented by BellMedia
DGC DISCOVERY AWARD
Presented by Entertainment One
Chloé Leriche – Avant les rues
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
Presented by Technicolor
Paul Gross – Hyena Road
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Presented by deluxe
Kari Skogland – Sons of Liberty
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES
Presented by Panavision
Helen Shaver – Vikings – Born Again
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES
Presented by SIM Group
Jerry Ciccoritti – Schitt's Creek – Moira's Nudes
OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIES
Presented by William F. White
Bruce McDonald – Heartland – Before the Darkness
ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Presented by Rogers Group of Funds
Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr – Patrick Reed & Michelle Shephard
Haida Gwaii: On the Edge Of The World – Charles Wilkinson
BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY
Cathy Gulkin – Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr
BEST SHORT FILM
Portal to Hell!!!
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM
Presented by Pinewood Toronto Studios
Aidan Leroux – Born to Be Blue
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Presented by Vanguarde Artists Management
Rob Gray – Sons of Liberty
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIES
John Dondertman – Orphan Black – Certain Agony Of The Battlefield
BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Matthew Hannam – Into the Forest
BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
Ron Wisman Sr. & Ron Wisman Jr. – The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
D. Gillian Truster – Orphan Black – Scarred By Many Past Frustrations
BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM
Hyena Road - Jane Tattersall, Supervising Sound Editor; Kevin Banks, Sound Editor; Ed Douglas, Sound Editor; David Evans, Sound Editor; Barry Gilmore, Sound Editor; Martin Gwynn Jones, Sound Editor, David Mccallum, Sound Editor; Brennan Mercer, Sound Editor; Dave Rose, Sound Editor; Claire Dobson, 1st Assistant Sound Editor; Krystin Hunter, 1st Assistant Sound Editor
BEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe – Steve Medeiros, SFX Editor; Jane Tattersall, SFX Editor; Krystin Hunter, Dialogue Editor; David McCallum, Dialogue Editor; Susan Conley, ADR Editor; Joe Mancuso, Music Editor; Claire Dobson, 1st Assistant Sound Editor
BEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES
The Expanse – The Big Empty – Nelson Ferreira, Supervising Sound Editor and ADR Editor; Nathan Robitaille, Sound Designer; Tyler Whitham, SFX Editor; Dustin Harris, Dialogue Editor; Dashen Naidoo, 1st Assistant Sound Editor
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The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the SPONSORS of the 2016 DGC Awards:
- Lead Sponsor: Technicolor Canada Inc.
- Gold sponsors: BellMedia, Canada Film Capital, Canadian Media Production Association, Deluxe, EP Canada, Panavision, SIM Group and William F. White International Inc.
- Silver sponsors: IATSE, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Rogers Group of Funds, Shaftesbury and Vanguarde Artists Management.
- Bronze sponsors: ACTRA, Canada Media Fund, CBC, Canadian Film Centre, Cinespace, Don Carmody Productions, DHX Media, Entertainment One, Take 5 Productions, Telefilm Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada.
- Patron sponsors: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, City of Toronto and Great-West Life.
- Contra sponsors: Production Canada and Thistle Printing.
The DGC also wishes to thank Ernst & Young the official auditor of the 2016 DGC Awards.
The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,000 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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