Orphan Black, CBC’s Schitt’s Creek among Directors Guild of Canada winners

The film Hyena Road and the miniseries Sons of Liberty were among the big winners at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards Saturday.

Hyena Road won a directing honour for Paul Gross and best sound editing. Meanwhile, the History Channel’s Sons of Liberty won a directing trophy for Kari Skogland as well as best production design.

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Director/actor Paul Gross took home a DGC award for his film Hyena Road. (Nathan Denette/CP photo)

Other two-time winners included the documentary Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr, the Space smash Orphan Black and the miniseries The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.

Best directing in a dramatic series went to Helen Shaver of Vikings while best directing in a comedy series went to Jerry Ciccoritti of Schitt’s Creek.

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CBC’s Schitt’s Creek received a DGC award for best comedy directing. Cast members, left to right: Annie Murphy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Levy. (Canadian Press)

A total of 17 awards were handed out at the 15th annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

Filmmaker Anne Wheeler got the Lifetime Achievement Award and Quebec filmmaker Chloe Leriche received the inaugural DGC Discovery Award for her film Avant les rues.

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