Nightmare Alley leads winners at first-ever DGC West Coast Awards Gala

Director Anthony Shim accepting the Jean-Marc Vallée DGC Discovery Award. (@HedyFry/Twitter)

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) presented the 2022 DGC Awards on Saturday evening in Vancouver at the first-ever West Coast Awards Gala, hosted by actor, comedian and screenwriter Brent Butt.

Selected from over 450 submissions this year, this year’s winners included Rice Boy Sleeps director Anthony Shim, who accepted the JeanMarc Vallée DGC Discovery Award; David Cronenberg, who received the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film honour for Crimes of the Future; and Madison Thomas, who was recognized with the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary for Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On.

Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley picked up a leading three awards in the feature film categories, including Best Production Design (Tamara Deverell), Best Picture Editing (Cam McLauchlin), and Best Sound Editing.

On the television side, The Porter, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Hardy Boys each earned two awards, with Charles Officer recognized with Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Dramatic Series for The Porter and Melanie Orr recognized with the same award in the Family Series category for The Hardy Boys.

Find the full list of winners below:

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

David Cronenberg – Crimes of the Future

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY

Madison Thomas – Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

DGC JEAN-MARC VALLÉE DISCOVERY AWARD

Anthony Shim – Riceboy Sleeps

BEST SHORT FILM

Hayley Gray – Send the Rain

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM

Tamara Deverell – Nightmare Alley

BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM

Cam McLauchlin – Nightmare Alley

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

Sarah Peddie – Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children

BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM

Nathan RobitailleJill PurdyDashen NaidooJosh BrownNelson FerreiraKayla StewartCraig MacLellanKevin Banks – Nightmare Alley

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES

Charles Officer – The Porter, Episode 101, Episode 1

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES

Fabrizio Filippo – Sort Of, Episode 101Sort of Gone

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIES

Melanie Orr – The Hardy Boys, Episode 207, The Doctor’s Orders

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

Helen Shaver – Station Eleven, Episode 108, Who’s There?

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – DRAMATIC SERIES

Elisabeth Williams – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 405, Chicago

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

Elisa Sauvé – Sneakerella

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES (tie)

Zoë Sakellaropoulo – Ghosts, Episode 109, Alberta’s Fan
Zoë Sakellaropoulo – The Bold Type, Episode 505, Don’t Turn Away

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DRAMATIC SERIES

Ana Yavari – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 407, Home
 
BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

Maureen Grant – Stolen by Their Father

BEST PICTURE EDITING – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES

Lee Walker – Astrid and Lilly Save the World, Episode 105, A-Borg

BEST SOUND EDITING – DRAMATIC SERIES

David McCallumEd DouglasMarvyn Dennis, Peter Thillaye, Kayla Stewart, Jean Bot – The Porter, Episode 108, Episode 8
 
BEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

Jane TattersallBrennan MercerMartin Gwynn JonesDavid Caporale – The North Water, Episode 103, Homo Homini Lupus

BEST SOUND EDITING – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES

John Douglas SmithKayla StewartPaul TalbottKelly McGaheyTaylor BrockelsbyKevin Banks – Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Episode 112, Into the Trash

 


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