David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises and Jeremy Podeswa's Fugitive Pieces led the pack as the Directors Guild of Canada announced the nominees for its 2008 awards.

Both films had nods for Best Director, Best Picture Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design and Outstanding Team Achievement, an award presented to all DGC members working in guild categories on a project.

Other recipients of multiple nominations included Denys Arcand's Days Of Darkness, Laurie Lynd's Breakfast With Scott and Kari Skogland's The Stone Angel.

The Team Documentary category had four nominees: Peter Raymont's A Promise To The Dead: The Exile Journey Of Ariel Dorfman, Manfred Becker's Fatherland, Bill Spachic's Iris Chang: The Rape Of Nanking and Patrick Reed's Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma.

The DGC Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to veteran film and television director Eric Till while the Don Haldane Distinguished Service Award will be presented to director (and DGC president) Alan Goluboff. The awards ceremony will be held on Nov 8 in Toronto.