On April 24th, 2017, the Writers Guild of Canada held the 21st annual national awards honouring excellence in screenwriting. The WGC Screenwriting Awards took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto and were hosted by Laurie Elliott, and written by Terry McGurrin and Laurie Elliott. Congratulations to the winners, marked in bold below. And thanks to our generous sponsors. To view photos from the awards night, visit the WGC's Flickr account.
 
WGC SHOWRUNNER AWARD
Aaron Martin
 
DENIS MCGRATH AWARD FOR SERVICE TO THE WGC
Andrew Wreggitt
 
SONDRA KELLY AWARD
Diana Frances
 
JIM BURT SCREENWRITING PRIZE
Daniel Whidden
 
CHILDREN’S
 
Numb Chucks, Season 2 “The Chucks Get Stuck in a Hole”
Written by Josh Gal
 
Odd Squad, Season 2 “Drop Gadget Repeat”
Written by Tim McKeon
 
Odd Squad, Season 2 “Failure to Lunch”
Written by Mark De Angelis
 
DOCUMENTARY
 
Not Criminally Responsible: Wedding Secrets
Written by John Kastner
 
Quebec My Country Mon Pays
Written by John Walker
 
FEATURE FILM
 
ARQ
Written by Tony Elliott
 
Maudie
Written by Sherry White
 
Two Lovers and a Bear
Written by Kim Nguyen
 
MOW & MINISERIES
 
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool
Written by Adam Barken
 
Odd Squad: The Movie
Story by Mark De Angelis, Tim McKeon / Teleplay by Mark De Angelis, Tim McKeon, Adam Peltzman
 
Unclaimed
Written by Dennis Foon
 
BEST SCRIPT FROM A ROOKIE SERIES
 
Letterkenny, Season 1 “Ain’t No Reason to Get Excited”
Written by Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney
 
Private Eyes, Season 1 “Family Jewels”
Written by Shelley Eriksen
 
Second Jen, Season 1 “Couch Surfing”
Written by Amanda Joy & Samantha Wan
 
Wynonna Earp, Season 1 “Bury Me With My Guns On”
Written by Alexandra Zarowny
 
TV COMEDY
 
Kim’s Convenience, Season 1 “Ddong Chim”
Written by Garry Campbell
 
Kim’s Convenience, Season 1 “Janet’s Photos”
Written by Ins Choi & Kevin White
 
Letterkenny, Season 1 “Super Soft Birthday”
Written by Jared Keeso & Jacob Tierney
 
TV DRAMA
 
19-2, Season 3 “Fall”
Written by Nikolijne Troubetzkoy
 
This Life, Season 2 “Destruction as Creation”
Written by Celeste Parr
 
X Company, Season 2 “August 19th”
Written by Stephanie Morgenstern & Mark Ellis
 
TWEENS & TEENS
 
Degrassi: Next Class, Season 2 “#CheckYourPrivilege”
Written by Cole Bastedo
 
Degrassi: Next Class, Season 1 “#TeamFollowBack”
Written by Ian MacIntyre
 
Degrassi: Next Class, Season 2 “#TurntUp”
Written by Courtney Jane Walker
 
Degrassi: Next Class, Season 1 “#YesMeansYes”
Written by Alejandro Alcoba
 
 

Canadian Screenwriter summer 2017 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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AUGUST 31, 2017
  • Fan Expo Canada

AUGUST 31, 2017

Fan Expo Canada

Annual Fan Expo Canada event in Toronto. 

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