‘Women Talking’ leads winners at 22nd annual DGC Awards

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) handed out the 22nd Annual DGC Awards on Saturday evening at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, the organization’s first in-person awards gala since 2019.

“Women Talking” earned a leading four awards, including Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Sarah Polley and her team, Best Production Design – Feature Film for Peter Cosco, Best Picture Editing – Feature Film for Christopher Donaldson & Roslyn Kalloo, in addition to Best Sound Editing. CBC/HBO Max comedy Sort Of picked up three awards including Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for Fabrizio Filippo. Documentary To Kill A Tiger, Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, The Handmaid’s Tale and Essex County also picked up multiple honours.

Find the full list of winners here:

Sarah Polley

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM

Sarah Polley & TeamWomen Talking

ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY

Nisha Pahuja – To Kill a Tiger

JEAN-MARC VALLÉE DGC DISCOVERY AWARD SHORT LIST

Ariane Louis-Seize – Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant (Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person)

BEST SHORT FILM

Lisa Robertson – smokeBreak

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILM

Peter Cosco – Women Talking

BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM

Christopher Donaldson & Roslyn Kalloo – Women Talking

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

Mike Munn (With Dave Kazala)To Kill a Tiger

BEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILM

David McCallumJane TattersallAlex BullickKrystin HunterChristopher Alan King – Women Talking

Elle-Maija Tailfeathers

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Team – Little Bird, Love is all Around

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIES

Fabrizio Filippo & Team – Sort Of, Sort of Janazah

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIES (TIE)

Jonathan Rosenbaum & Team – Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Night of the Lights
Lisa Rose Snow & TeamOdd Squad, Why Did The Chick Cross The Dimension? / Off The Clock

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION OR MINI-SERIES

Aisling Chin-Yee & TeamPlan B, Episode 5

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – DRAMATIC SERIES

Tamara Deverell – Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, The Autopsy

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION OR MINI-SERIES

Brian Kane – Essex County, Episode 3

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES

Ingrid Jurek – Sort Of, Sort of Janazah

Wendy Hallam Martin

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DRAMATIC SERIES

Wendy Hallam Martin – The Handmaid’s Tale, Safe

BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

Chris MuttonSandy Pereira & Dev Singh – Essex County, Episode 3

BEST PICTURE EDITING – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES

Sam Thomson – Sort Of, Sort of I Love You

BEST SOUND EDITING – DRAMATIC SERIES

Jane TattersallDavid McCallumBrennan MercerDavid CaporaleDustin HarrisKrystin HunterStefana FratilaChristopher Alan King, Yuri GorbachowThe Handmaid’s Tale, Safe

BEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION OR MINI-SERIES

Jane TattersallEd DouglasDavid CaporaleAlex BullickDavid EvansSusan ConleyKathy ChoiRob HutchinsKevin BanksNadya Hanlon, Jean BotThai Cave Rescue, To Not Offend the Gods

BEST SOUND EDITING – COMEDY OR FAMILY SERIES

John Douglas SmithKayla StewartKevin BanksPaul TalbottKelly McGahey, Taylor Brockelsby – Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock, Night of the Lights

As previously announced, this year’s Special Awards honourees included DGC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Denys Arcand, DGC Impact Award honouree Marie Clements, and Honourary Life Member Patricia Gallivan.


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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