Nominees revealed for 2012 DGC awards

On the list is past winner David Cronenberg (pictured), who picked up nominations for best direction and best feature film for A Dangerous Method.
David Cronenberg Headshot

The DGC announced Wednesday its list of nominees for the 2012 Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

In the best direction for a feature film category, nominees include Sarah Polley for Take This Waltz, Michael Dowse for Goon, David Weaver for The Samaritan and David Cronenberg for A Dangerous Method.

Both Cronenberg and Weaver’s films are also nominated for best feature, and are joined by Nathan Morlando’s Edwin Boyd and Donald Shebib’s Down the Road Again.

Elsewhere, in the best direction in a TV series category, Jeremy Podeswa is nominated for both The Borgias ep “Death on a Pale Horse” and the Camelot ep “Guinevere,” while Kelly Makin received a nod for the Flashpoint ep “Day Game” and David Straiton got a nom for the pilot of The Firm.

“Death on a Pale Horse” is also nominated for the best television series – drama award along with Flashpoint ep “Shockwave,” Haven ep “A Tale of Two Audreys” and Rookie Blue‘s “Butterflies.”

Meanwhile, in the best television series – comedy category, Call me Fitz ep “Hell Hath No Drink Limit,” Less than Kind ep “Fugue State,” Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays ep “Sleeping with People” and Mr. D ep “The Dance” were all given nods.

The awards, which will be held Oct. 20 at the Royal York Hotel, will also see four special awards handed out.

Michael Anderson will take home the DGC Lifetime Achievement award, while John Houston will claim the Don Haldane Distinguished Service Award, and Peter Grant will be given the DGC Honourable Life Member Award.

Elsewhere, Peter Raymont’s West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson, Victor Sarin’s Desert Riders, Charles Wilkinson’s Peace Out and David York’s Wiebo’s War will vie for the Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary.

For a full list of the nominees across all 19 categories, including production design and sound editing, visit the DGC website.