AWARDS ROUNDUP: 2022/2023 NOMINATIONS & WINS

Awards season is here! The last few weeks have been especially exciting for our Membership, whose creative talents were recognized by several major craft awards, the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, and more.

Check out all of the recent accolades for our DGC Ontario Members. Congratulations to all DGC Ontario Members and Productions who have won, nominated or honoured, and stay tuned to this page for more nominations and wins for our talented Members!

95th Academy Awards

Best Picture

Women Talking

Best Adapted Screenplay

Director/Writer Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Directors Guild of America TV Awards

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Limited Series

  • Director Deborah Chow – Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Director Jeremy Podeswa and 1st Assistant Director Andrew Shea – Station Eleven, Unbroken Circle
  • Director Helen Shaver – Station Eleven, Who’s There

Read our interview with Jeremy, Andrew, and Helen on the making of Station Eleven and why it means so much to storytellers and artists. 

Art Directors Guild Awards

Television Movie or Limited Series

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

  • Production Designer Tamara Deverell
  • Supervising Art Director Brandt Gordon
  • Art Directors Colin Woods, Henry Salonen
  • Assistant Art Directors Jon Chan, Thomas Inwood, and April Fox
  • 1st Assistant Art Directors Chris Penna, Etienne Gravrand, Jane Stoiacico, Shirin Rashid, Sorin Popescu, Andy Tsang, Daniela Blumenthal, and Jason Graham

Watch our Creative Spotlight video with Cabinet of Curiosities Director Vincenzo Natali and how he worked with Tamara on this visually complex production to build a terrifying rat maze. 

Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Nabeel El Khafif as Hans Overfist in episode “Graveyard Rats” of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities. Cr. Ken Woroner/Netflix © 2022

Station Eleven

  • Production Designer Ruth Ammon (permittee)
  • Art Director Alistair Edwardson
  • 1st Assistant Art Directors Vladislav Fedorov, Sylvain Bombardier, Jason McQuarrie, Jeff Smith, Hamish Buchanan, Cav Yip

Half-Hour Single-Camera Series

What We Do In The Shadows

  • Production Designer Shayne Fox
  • Art Directors Aaron Noel, Andrea Raymond
  • 1st Assistant Art Directors Aleks Cameron, Diette Macdonald, Bruce Wrighte, Stephen Crowhurst, Poe Gour, Rebecca Daly, Nicholas Augustyn,
  • 2nd Assistant Art Director Jenn Luckas

Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Broadcast Long Form Dialogue / ADR

Sound Editor Jill Purdy – Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab

Toronto Film Critics Awards

Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award Nominees

  • Brother – Director Clement Virgo 
  • Crimes of the Future – Director David Cronenberg 

Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted

WINNER: Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Best Picture Runner-Up

Women Talking

Best Director Runner-Up

Director Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Read our TIFF roundup with Women Talking Picture Editor Chris Donaldson and Production Designer Steve Cosco about working with Sarah on this powerful film. 

Golden Globes

Screenplay of a Motion Picture

Director Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Musical or Comedy TV Series

Wednesday

Read our interview with the DGC Ontario Post Production Members who helped transform the iconic Wednesday Addams for a new generation. 

Wednesday. Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in episode 105 of Wednesday. Cr. Vlad Cioplea/Netflix © 2022

GLAAD Media Awards

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Sort Of
  • What We Do In The Shadows

Check out our podcast episodes with some of the creative minds behind Sort Of and What We Do in the Shadows: Sort Of co-creators Bilal Baig and Fab Fillipo, and What We Do in the Shadows’ Stunt Coordinator-Turned Director Tig Fong

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Umbrella Academy
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • Chucky

Read our interview with Chucky Director Samir Rehem on working with the legendary Don Mancini and exploring new avenues for everyone’s favourite homicidal doll. 

Outstanding New TV Series

High School

Visual Effects Society Awards

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

VFX Supervisor/2nd Unit Director Matt Whelan – Five Days at Memorial “Day Two”

NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding International Motion Picture

Learn To Swim

Read our interview with Learn to Swim Director Thyrone Tommy on the making of this Toronto-centric jazz love story. 

Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards

Director of the Year

Director Sarah Polley

AFI Movies of the Year

Women Talking

Film Critics Choice Awards

Best Picture

Women Talking

Best Director

Director Sarah Polley

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: Sarah Polley – Women Talking

TV Critics Choice Awards

Best Limited Series

Station Eleven

Film and TV Independent Spirit Awards

Robert Altman Award

Director Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best Feature

Women Talking

Best Director

Director Sarah Polley,  Women Talking

Best Screenplay

Director Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best New Scripted Series

  • Station Eleven
  • The Porter

Read our interviews with two creative minds behind The Porter and how they brought Black Canadian history to life: Directors R.T. Thorne and Charles Officer

Director Charles Officer on the set of The Porter
Director R.T. Thorne on the set of The Porter

Gotham Awards

Best Screenplay

Director Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Breakthrough Series – Long Format

Director/EP Jeremy Podeswa, Station Eleven

TIFF Canada’s Top Ten

Brother – Clement Virgo

Crimes of the Future – David Cronenberg

I Like Movies – Chandler Levack (Sound Edited by DGC Ontario’s Scott Hitchon and Bret Killoran, Picture Edited by DGC Ontario’s Simone Smith)

Rosie – Gail Maurice

To Kill a Tiger — Nisha Pahuja (Picture Edited by DGC Ontario’s Mike Munn)

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