Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards - nominees

The Writers Guild of Canada has announced this morning the finalists for their 16th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards.

For the Movies and Miniseries category, the nominees are Afghan Luke by Patrick Graham, Douglas Bell, Mike Clattenburg and Barrie Dunn; John A: Birth of a Country by Bruce M. Smith; and Take This Waltz by Sarah Polley.

Interestingly, none of the high-profile Quebec films such as Monsieur Lazhar by Pierre Falardeau were nominated. Other internationally acclaimed screenplays such as In Darkness by WGC member David Shamoon were also omitted. Both films were nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.

Over 175 scripts were nominated for awards this year. 34 screenwriters now contend with 28 finalist scripts in the seven available categories. A few special awards including the WGC Showrunner Award will also be presented at the ceremony.

The 2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards evening hosted by the Writers Guild of Canada to honour excellence in screenwriting will take place on Monday, April 23 in Toronto.


Complete list of finalists for the 2012 WGC Screenwriting Awards

Franklin and Friends “Franklin and the Creepy Clock” • Written by Karen Moonah
Kid vs. Kat “Hit the Road” • Written by Shane Simmons
Scaredy Squirrel “Nothing But the Tooth” • Written by Darrin Rose
Sidekick “Henchman for a Day” • Written by Richard Clark
Sidekick “Ye Olde Sidekick Village” • Written by Dan Williams & Lienne Sawatsky

Children and Youth
Connor Undercover “Escape Artist” • Written by Evan Thaler Hickey
My Babysitter’s a Vampire “Blood Drive” • Written by Ken Cuperus
My Babysitter’s a Vampire “Friday Night Frights” • Written by Ben Joseph
My Babysitter’s a Vampire “ReVamped” • Written by Alice Prodanou

Myth or Science (for The Nature of Things) • Written by Dugald Maudsley
Prosecutor • Written by Barry Stevens
Waking the Green Tiger, A Green Movement Rises in China • Written by Gary Marcuse

Movies and Miniseries
Afghan Luke • Screen Story by Patrick Graham & Douglas Bell • Screenplay by Patrick Graham & Douglas Bell and Mike Clattenburg & Barrie Dunn
John A: Birth of a Country • Written by Bruce M. Smith
Take This Waltz • Written by Sarah Polley

Shorts and Web Series
Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs “The Vanished Corpse” • Written by Patrick Tarr
Ruby Skye P.I.: The Spam Scam “Chapter 12–Duhn Duhn Duhn” • Written by Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick
Tights and Fights: Ashes “In Search of a New Barry” • Written by Scott Albert

TV Comedy
18 to Life “One Is the Loneliest Number” • Written by Derek Schreyer
Dan For Mayor “Ethical Dilemma” • Written by Mark Farrell
Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays “Bridges” • Written by Matt Watts
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil “A Farewell to Curtis’ Arm” • Written by Craig David Wallace

TV Drama
Flashpoint “The Better Man” • Written by Michael MacLennan
Flashpoint “Day Game” • Written by Aubrey Nealon
Flashpoint “A Day in the Life” • Written by Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern
Flashpoint “Shockwave” • Written by Larry Bambrick
Murdoch Mysteries “Kommando” • Written by Graham Clegg
Sanctuary “Metamorphosis” •Written by Alan McCullough

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