Orphan Black Wins At Directors Guild of Canada Awards

The Directors Guild of Canada handed out 17 awards this weekend honouring the best work created by members this past year. Winners included Orphan Black, Schitt’s Creek, Vikings and Paul Gross.

Three special career acknowledgments were also handed out during the evening, including the Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker Anne Wheeler. The inaugural DGC Discovery Award was presented to newcomer Chloe Leriche for her/his film Avant Les Rues.

Orphan Black won for Best Production Design – Television Series and Best Picture Editing – Television Series, while homegrown comedy Schitt’s Creek was recognized for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. For a complete listing of winners, click here.

Arisa Cox hosted the Awards Gala which was held at The Carlu in Toronto. Presenters included filmmakers and actors such as Meredith MacNeill, Tracey Deer, Megan Follows, Director X, Benz Antoine, and Nicholas Campbell.