'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Alias Grace' Among Directors Guild of Canada Awards Nominees

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'The Handmaid's Tale'

'American Gods,' 'Vikings' and 'Cardinal' are also among the contenders, with the winners to be unveiled Oct. 20.

The Directors Guild of Canada on Wednesday revealed the nominees for its upcoming 17th annual DCG Awards, and Canadian-produced or -shot series that stream on U.S. digital platforms dominate.

The Hulu miniseries Cardinal leads the field with four nominations, include a best director mention for Jeff Renfroe, followed closely by the Netflix mini Alias Grace, which snagged three noms, including a best director mention for Mary Harron.

The nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series include Kari Skogland for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, Adam Kane for Starz's American Gods, Daniel Grou for History's Vikings and John Vatcher for Netflix's Jason Momoa-led Frontier.

Elsewhere, Lifetime's Mary Kills People picked up two noms, including one for director Kelly Makin, and Netflix's Anne With an E also scored two mentions, for production design and picture editing.

On the film side, Guillermo del Toro's best picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water received three nominations, including a best production design mention for Paul Austerberry, who won in that category at the Academy Awards.

The DGC will unveil its winners on Oct. 20 during a gala ceremony in Toronto.