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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.
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