Monday, February 23, 2015

Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) announces 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards finalists

The Writers Guild of Canada is pleased to announce the finalists for the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The WGC Screenwriting Awards celebrate the excellence of Canada’s screenwriters with a gala event on April 27, 2015, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall.

This year more than 150 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 29 scripts chosen as finalists. In total, 53 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, and the Sondra Kelly Award, will also be presented.

The WGC Awards cover all genres of screenwriting in Canada, and include TV drama favourites such as 19-2, Orphan Black and Lost Girl, and noted web series Out With Dad, and Ruby Skye P.I. The award categories also cover the best in animation, children and youth, movies and miniseries, documentary, and TV comedy.

The winners will be announced at the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall. The WGC is very pleased to welcome writer, actor and comedian Ryan Belleville back to host the awards. The show will be written by stand-up/sketch comedian and writer Jeremy Woodcock, in collaboration with Ryan Belleville.

2015 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists

The Day My Butt Went Psycho, Season 1 “Everybooty Loves the Great White Butt”; Written by Craig Martin
Fangbone, Season 1 “The Warbrute of Friendship”; Written by Simon Racioppa & Richard Elliott
Johnny Test, Season 6 “Johnny’s Junky Trunk”; Written by Sean Jara
Nerds and Monsters, Season 1 “Kaboom With a View”; Written by Greg Sullivan

Annedroids, Season 1 “New Pals”; Written by J.J. Johnson
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Season 4 “Goodwill Toward Men”; Written by Dan Angel & Billy Brown
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Season 4 “Mrs. Worthington”; Written by Melody Fox
Some Assembly Required, Season 1 “Dance Crew Evolution”; Written by Cole Bastedo & Jenny Siddle
You & Me, Season 1 “Ninja Squirrel”; Written by Katherine Sandford

The Cholesterol Question; Written by Michael McNamara
Norman McLaren: Animated Musician; Written by Donald McWilliams
Shameless Propaganda; Written by Robert Lower

The Best Laid Plans “You Had An Option, Sir”; Written by Jason Sherman and Susan Coyne
Elephant Song; Written by Nicolas Billon
Sex and Violence, Season 1 “Surface Scars”; Written by Thom Fitzgerald

Bill & Sons Towing, Season 2 “Cleaning House”; Written by Mark De Angelis
Darknet “Episode 3”; Written by Doug Taylor
Darknet “Episode 5”; Written by Randall Cole
Out With Dad, Season 3 “Outed”; Written by Jason Leaver
Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese Puppy “Everyone’s a Suspect”; Written by Jill Golick & Julie Strassman

Mr. D, Season 3 “Old School”; Written by Andrew De Angelis
Sensitive Skin, Season 1 “Not the Haitian Corpse”; Written by Bob Martin
This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Season XXI “Episode 16”; Written by Mark Critch, Shaun Majumder, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Susan
Kent, Greg Thomey, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Abdul Butt, Tim Polley, Heidi; Brander, Adam Christie, Kevin Shustack, Jeremy Woodcock; Contributing Writers: Dean Jenkinson, Ron Sparks
Trailer Park Boys, Season 8 “Episode 4”; Written by Mike Smith & JP Tremblay & Robb Wells

19-2, Season 1 “Partners”; Adapted by Bruce M. Smith
Lost Girl, Season 4 “La Fae Époque”; Written by Michael Grassi
Orphan Black, Season 2 “Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est”; Written by Tony Elliott
Saving Hope, Season 3 “The Way We Were”; Written by John Krizanc
Strange Empire, Season 1 “The Oath”; Written by Jackie May

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