Sunday, October 30, 2011
Jian Ghomeshi hosted the ceremony.
The big winner of the night was Barney's Version which picked up three awards. The film based on the novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler won Best Feature Film, Director (Richard J. Lewis) and Production Design (Claude Pare).
Splice had led with five nominations. It won for Best Editing (Michele Conroy). The Whistleblower won Best Sound Editing for its team of Mark Gingras, John Laing, James Robb, Alex Bullick, Nelson Ferreira and Katie Halliday.
The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary went to Sturla Gunnarsson's Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie. Montreal filmmaker Kaveh Nabatian picked up the award for Best Short Film for Taxi Libre.
In television, John A: Birth of A Country was a three-time winner. It won Best Television Movie/Mini-Series, Director (Jerry Ciccoritti) and Production Design (Tim Bider). The Tudors picked up Best Television Series - Drama and Best Direction - Television Series (Jeremy Podeswa). Heartland also won a couple of award for Best Television Series - Family, and Best Sound Editing - Television Movie/Mini-Series for the spin-off special A Heartland Christmas.
Previously announced special honours were awarded to Ted Kotcheff, George Mihalka and Michael Spencer.
Complete list of winners for the 10th annual DGC Awards
DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
DGC HONOURABLE LIFE MEMBER AWARD
BEST DIRECTION - FEATURE FILM
Richard J. Lewis - Barney's Version
BEST DIRECTION - TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Jerry Ciccoritti - John A: Birth of A Country
BEST DIRECTION - TELEVISION SERIES
Jeremy Podeswa - The Tudors - Eps. 407 "Sixth and Final Wife"
BEST FEATURE FILM
BEST TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
John A: Birth of a Country
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
The Tudors - Eps. 407 - "Sixth and Final Wife"
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - FAMILY
Heartland - Eps. 407 "Jackpot"
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY
Call Me Fitz - Eps. 101 "The Pilot"
ALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY
Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie - Sturla Gunnarsson
BEST SHORT FILM
Taxi Libre - Kaveh Nabatian
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - FEATURE FILM
Claude Pare - Barney's Version
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Tim Bider - John A: Birth of a Country
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - TELEVISION SERIES
Zoe Sakellaropoulo - Being Human - Eps. 101 "There Goes the Neighbourhood: Part 1"
BEST PICTURE EDITING - FEATURE FILM
Michele Conroy - Splice
BEST PICTURE EDITING -TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
Gareth Scales - The Nativity
BEST PICTURE EDITING - TELEVISION SERIES
Lara Mazur - Flashpoint - Eps. 308 "Jumping at Shadows"
BEST SOUND EDITING - FEATURE FILM
The Whistleblower (Mark Gingras, John Laing, James Robb, Alex Bullick, Nelson Ferreira, Katie Halliday)
BEST SOUND EDITING - TELEVISION MOVIE/MINI-SERIES
A Heartland Christmas (Kevin Howard, Robert Hegedus, Richard Calistan, Marvyn Dennis, Kevin Banks, Jason MacNeill)
BEST SOUND EDITING - TELEVISION SERIES
Durham County - Eps. 302 "Family Day" (Jill Purdy, Alex Bullick, Rose Gregoris)