Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Over 600 people attended the 2010 Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards on Monday in Toronto. It was a packed house who turned up to recognize the 43 nominees in 11 categories. Jacob Tierney was the winner of the Best Feature Film category for writing The Trotsky, in which a Montreal high school student Leon (Jay Baruchel) believes he's the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky.
The ceremony was hosted by Debra DiGiovanni, and written by her as well as Steven and Daniel Shehori. The evening featured a variety of presenters including Yannick Bisson, Kristin Booth, Inga Cadranel, Enrico Colantoni, and screenwriters Mark Farrell, Michael McGowan, Jennifer Pertsch, Christin Simms, Shelley Eriksen, Leila Basen and David Preston.
Complete list of 2010 WGC Award winners
Total Drama Action “The Sand Witch Project”
Written by Shelley Scarrow
CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL
Max and Ruby “Max Says Goodbye”
Written by Kate Barris
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet – 40 Years of One Night Stands
Narration Written by Robert Lower
EPISODIC ½ hour
Less Than Kind “The Daters”
Written by Garry Campbell
EPISODIC 1 hour
Stargate Universe “Time”
Written by Robert C. Cooper
Written by Jacob Tierney
MOW & MINISERIES
Written by John Krizanc
Afghanada “Episode 61”
Written by Barbara Samuels
Being Erica “Webisodes”
Written by Jessie Gabe
This Hour Has 22 Minutes XVII “Episode 6”
Head Writer: Ed Macdonald / Written by Mark Critch, Gavin Crawford, Kyle Tingley, Albert Howell, Dean Jenkinson, Joanne O’Sullivan, Tara Doyle, Erik van Wyck, Mike Allison, Joey Case
How to be Indie “How to be a Mehta”
Written by Anita Kapila
Screenwriter Heather Conkie was presented with the 4th Annual WGC Showrunner Award to honour her exceptional leadership and creative vision.
Screenwriter and showrunner Peter Mitchell was presented with the Alex Barris Mentorship Award for his uncanny ability to identify talent and give people the opportunity to justify his faith in them.
Screenwriter, showrunner and WGC President, Rebecca Schechter was given the WGC Writers Block Award for her exceptional service to screenwriters over her terms as President and with the WGC Council.