Cronenberg wins Canadian helmer’s nod

Vet helmer garners three awards from DGC

A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003.

TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto.

Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed the top spot for feature and sound editing at the Canadian TV and film industry org’s nod to its own for DGC-signed productions completed in 2002.

TV miniseries “Trudeau” received kudos for mini, longform picture editing and director (Jerry Ciccoritti).

“Degrassi: The Next Generation” received awards for children’s TV series, picture editing (shortform) and TV series director (Bruce McDonald).

“Queer as Folk” snagged the TV drama spot, beating out multi-Gemini winner “Da Vinci’s Inquest” and “Eleventh Hour,” which has racked up the most Gemini noms for this year’s Canuck TV awards, to be given out over three nights wrapping Oct. 20.

Veteran film and TV director Daryl Duke (“Payday,” “The Thorn Birds,” “Tai-Pan”) received a lifetime achievement award.

Awards ceremony was hosted by “NewsRadio” and “Kids in the Hall” alum Dave Foley.

More Film

  • Timothee Chalamet

    Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Time's Up, Other Charities

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • Songs for Screens Powered by Mac

    Songs for Screens: Apple, Gap Music Supervisor Explains Why 2018 Will Be a Boom Year for Synch

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • Keira Knightley photgraphed for Variety by

    Keira Knightley on 'Colette,' Pushing for Social Change, and if She'll Ever Direct

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • Natasha Mulla

    MoviePass Hires Marketing Chief as It Looks to Expand (EXCLUSIVE)

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • Natpe: HBO Latin America Launches Direct

    Natpe: HBO Latin America Launches Direct Distribution Operation for International Markets

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • Over 30 TV Projects, 40 Speakers

    Göteborg TV Drama Vision Unveils Program

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

  • 'Our Time Will Come' Wins Hong

    'Our Time Will Come' Wins Hong Kong Critics Prize

    A correction was made to this article on Oct. 7, 2003. TORONTO — David Cronenberg and his psychological thriller “Spider” squeezed out Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” and Deepa Mehta’s “Bollywood/Hollywood” to take top honors Saturday at the second annual Directors Guild of Canada Awards in Toronto. Cronenberg took the statuette for feature direction and “Spider” nabbed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content