Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 WGC Screenwriting Awards – nominations

The Writers' Guild of Canada has announced the nominees for the 2013 WGC Screenwriting Awards.

This year, more than 145 scripts were nominated for awards. First-round judging put forward 29 finalist scripts across the Awards’ seven categories. In all, 37 screenwriters are up for awards.

The nominees for Best Movie or Miniseries were the scripts for The Phantoms by Andrew Wreggitt, Picture Day by Kate Melville, The Samaritan by Elan Mastai & David Weaver, and Still by Michael McGowan.

The television nominations were topped by Less Than Kind which received three mentions. My Babysitter’s a Vampire and Heartland each picked up a pair of noms.

The 2013 WGC Screenwriting Awards ceremony takes place on Monday, April 22nd at Uniun Nightclub at 473 Adelaide Street West in Toronto. Comedian and actor Ryan Belleville will be the evening's host, and the show will be written by Belleville and Bob Kerr.

Complete nominations for the 2013 WGC Screenwriting Awards

Johnny Test “Johnny vs. The Tickler”; Written by John Derevlany
League of Super Evil “Kinderprison”; Written by Phil Ivanusic-Vallee & Davila LeBlanc
Scaredy Squirrel “Grand Ole Grocery”; Written by Terry McGurrin
Sidekick “I, Sidebot” ; Written by Dan Williams & Lienne Sawatsky

Children & Youth
Finding Stuff Out “Animals Big and Small”; Written by Lisa Hunter
How To Be Indie “How To Make a Christmas Miracle”; Written by John May & Suzanne Bolch
My Babysitter’s a Vampire “Independence Daze” ; Written by Simon Racioppa & Richard Elliott
My Babysitter’s a Vampire “Hottie Ho-Tep”; Written by Miles Smith

A Sorry State; Written by Mitch Miyagawa
Surviving:) The Teenage Brain (for Nature of Things); Written by Robert Lower
We Were Children; Written by Jason Sherman

Movies & Miniseries
The Phantoms; Written by Andrew Wreggitt
Picture Day; Written by Kate Melville
The Samaritan; Written by Elan Mastai & David Weaver
Still; Written by Michael McGowan

Shorts & Webseries
Bill & Sons Towing “Bikini Calendar”; Written by Mark De Angelis
Ruby Skye P.I.: The Haunted Library “#Creepy”; Written by Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick
The Runner “Things Just Got Outta Hand, Right?”; Written by Liz Scully
Totally Amp’d “Episode 9”; Written by Karen McClellan

TV Comedy
Less Than Kind “Danger, Wrestling”; Written by Denis McGrath
Less Than Kind “Fugue State”; Written by Mark McKinney
Less Than Kind “Jerk Chicken”; Written by Kim Coghill
Todd & the Book of Pure Evil “B.Y.O.B.O.P.E.”; Story by Ian Malone, Charles Picco & Craig David Wallace; Teleplay by Ian Malone & Craig David Wallace

TV Drama
Bomb Girls “Jumping Tracks”; Written by Michael MacLennan
Continuum “End Times”; Written by Simon Barry
Heartland “Life is a Highway”; Written by Leila Basen
Heartland “Breaking Down and Building Up”; Written by Heather Conkie
The L.A. Complex “Down in L.A.”; Written by Martin Gero
Saving Hope “Bea, Again”; Written by Esta Spalding

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