Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards - winners

The Writers Guild of Canada held their 15th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards today at Maro in Toronto. The show was hosted by Laurie Elliott and written by Terry McGurrin with Laurie. The winner for film was Barney’s Version, written by Michael Konyves based on the popular Mordecai Richler novel. It had been up against fellow nominees Grown Up Movie Star by Adriana Maggs and Life, Above All by Dennis Foon,

The winner for documentary was The Pig Farm written by Christine Nielsen. The film examined the British Columbia serial killer Robert Pickton, who ran a pig farm.

In television, the comedy category had been dominated by three nominations for Less Than Kind II with “Coming Home” written by Chris Sheasgreen winning the award. Flashpoint was a multiple nominee in TV drama, and “Jumping at Shadows” by Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern claimed victory.

Writer Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint, Rookie Blue) was awarded the 5th WGC Showrunner Award, lawyer Peter Grant was presented with the WGC Writers Block Award for supporting Canadian film, and Denise Blinn received the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize (which recognizes a new talent's unproduced screenplay) for her script 1936.

Complete list of 15th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards winners


The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That “The Cat…Knows A Lot About Maps” - written by Karen Moonah

Children and Youth

The Latest Buzz “The Extreme Shakespeare Issue” - written by Barbara Haynes


The Pig Farm - written by Christine Nielsen

Movies and Miniseries

Barney’s Version - written by Michael Konyves

Shorts and Web Series

You Are So Undead - written by Lisa Hunter

TV Comedy

Less Than Kind II “Coming Home” - written by Chris Sheasgreen

TV Drama

Flashpoint “Jumping at Shadows” - written by Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern

The WGC Showrunner Award

Tassie Cameron

The WGC Writers Block Award

Peter Grant

The Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize

Denise Blinn

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