Vincenzo Natali's 'Splice' Tops Canada's DGC Awards


TORONTO -- Vincenzo Natali's sci-fi thriller Splice led all comers Tuesday as nominations for the Directors Guild of Canada Awards were unveiled.

The Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley-starrer earned Natali a best direction nom, a best feature film nomination and three craft noms.

Richard J. LewisBarney’s Version, which starred Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, earned four nods, including best feature film.

On the TV side, Showtime/CBC’s The Tudors grabbed four nominations, including best direction for Jeremy Podeswa.

The CBS/CTV cop drama Flashpoint also grabbed four nominations, including best TV drama.

Also contending in the best feature film category is Bill Phillips’ Gunless, and Michael McGowan’s Score: A Hockey Musical.

And the best TV movie or mini-series direction competition will be fought out by Jerry Ciccoritti, Bruce MacDonald, Gary Harvey and Norma Bailey.

The 10th annual DGC Awards will be handed out in Toronto on October 29.

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