Writers Guild of Canada announces screenwriting award nominations

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) today announced the finalists for the 15th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards. The WGC Screenwriting Awards honours excellence in screenwriting, and will celebrate the winning words of Canada’s screenwriters on April 11 in Toronto.

This year, 150 scripts vied for the judges’ attentions. First-round judging narrowed the field to 27 finalist scripts across the Awards’ seven categories, including Movies & Mini-Series, TV Drama, TV Comedy and more. In all, 34 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, will also be handed out at the event.

Among this year’s finalists are such TV favourites as Flashpoint, Durham County, and Less Than Kind. Newcomers to the list include Rookie Blue, Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town, and the youth show Wingin’ It. The screenwriters behind several of Canada’s most celebrated films of the year fill out the movies category: included are Michael Konyves for Barney’s Version, Adriana Maggs for Grown Up Movie Star and Dennis Foon for Life, Above All.

The winners will be announced at the 2011 WGC Screenwriting Awards on Monday, April 11, 2011, at Maro in Liberty Village, Toronto.


2011 WGC Screenwriting Awards Finalists:



League of Super Evil “All You Can Eat” Written by Edward Kay

League of Super Evil “Voltina” Written by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee & Davila LeBlanc

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

Total Drama World Tour “Broadway Baby” Written by Alex Ganetakos

Zeke’s Pad “Fetch a Sketch” Written by Hugh Duffy


Children and Youth

How To be Indie “How To Fight For Your Rights” Written by Vera Santamaria

The Latest Buzz “The Extreme Shakespeare Issue” Written by Barbara Haynes

Wingin’ It “She Blinded Me With Science” Written by Ramona Barckert

Wingin’ It “The Spinner And The Saint” Written by Conor Casey & Lyndon Casey



How to Boil a Frog Written by Jon Cooksey

Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague Written by Jefferson Lewis

The Pig Farm Written by Christine Nielsen


Movies and Miniseries

Barney’s Version Written by Michael Konyves

Grown Up Movie Star Written by Adriana Maggs

Life, Above All Written by Dennis Foon


Shorts and Web Series

Hot Wheels Battle Force Five “Splashback” Written by Cole Bastedo & Matt Huether

Ruby Skye P.I. “Caught Ruby Red Handed” Written by Julie Strassman-Cohn & Jill Golick

You Are So Undead Written by Lisa Hunter


TV Comedy

Kids in the Hall: Death Comes To Town “Cause of Death” Written by Bruce McCulloch & Mark McKinney

Less Than Kind II “Coming Home” Written by Chris Sheasgreen

Less Than Kind II “The Deluge” Written by Garry Campbell & Jen Beasley

Less Than Kind II “Fasto Loves Lebso” Written by Jenn Engels


TV Drama

Durham County “Distance, Hunting and Home” Written by Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik

Flashpoint “Acceptable Risk” Written by Pamela Davis

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

Rookie Blue “Girlfriend of the Year” Written by Tassie Cameron

Rookie Blue “Hot and Bothered” Written by Russ Cochrane


(From a press release)

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