Enemy, Orphan Black win top prizes at DGC awards

Don McKellar also won the best film direction trophy for his work on The Grand Seduction at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards, held on Saturday at The Carlu in Toronto.

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy was the big winner on the weekend at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

The Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer won the best feature film award at the Saturday night awards gala held at The Carlu in Toronto, while also earning Patrice Vermette the best film production design prize and Matthew Hannam the best film picture editing trophy.

The best film direction trophy went to Don McKellar for his work on The Grand Seduction.

In the TV categories, Space’s Orphan Black was named the best TV show, and showrunner John Fawcett, who created the clone drama with Graeme Manson, won for best TV series direction.

The best TV movie/mini-series prize went to the Best Laid Plans.

The CBC limited series also earned technical prizes, including best TV mini-series sound for Emilie Boucek, Mark Gingras, Adam Stein and James Robb, and best TV mini-series picture editing for Paul Winestock.

Also on the TV front, the best family series went to Heartland, the best TV comedy went to Call Me Fitz, and Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s Watermark won for best documentary.