Sunday, October 25, 2009

'Flashpoint,' 'Passchendaele' big winners at Directors Guild bash

TORONTO - The slick CTV series "Flashpoint" and last year's epic war film "Passchendaele" were the big winners at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.

"Flashpoint" earned the title of best TV drama, also picking up awards for direction and sound editing, while "Passchendaele" won for best feature film and production design.

Paul Gross's First World War story headed into the race with five nominations, including best direction for Gross, who also wrote, co-produced and starred in the film.

He lost out to Kari Skogland, who helmed the historical Belfast drama "Fifty Dead Men Walking."

The CBC-TV miniseries "The Summit" won for best TV movie/miniseries and production design, while the final run of "Corner Gas," which concluded in the spring, was named best TV comedy.

The awards were handed out Saturday at a Toronto gala hosted by comedian Shaun Majumder.

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