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WGC Announces Finalists for 2015 Screenwriting Awards


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

ANIMATION

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

CHILDREN & YOUTH

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

DOCUMENTARY

The Cholesterol Question

Written by Michael McNamara

Norman McLaren: Animated Musician

Written by Donald McWilliams

Shameless Propaganda

Written by Robert Lower

MOVIES & MINISERIES

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

SHORTS & WEBSERIES

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

TV COMEDY

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

TV DRAMA

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