2006 Canadian Screenwriting Awards

Canada’s best screenwriters honoured at the 2006 Canadian Screenwriting Awards

On April 24, 2006, Canada’s top screenwriters joined host Scott Thompson at the Brant House in Toronto to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Screenwriting Awards. The show was produced and written by WGC member Luciano Casimiri, and winners included Brent Butt and Paul Mather (Corner Gas), Susin Nielsen (Robson Arms) and Suzette Couture (The Man Who Lost Himself).
The Canadian Screenwriting Awards are different from all other industry awards, as the entries are judged solely on the merits of the script – not the produced television/radio program or film. Although there were several guest presenters on hand to give out awards, including actor and screenwriter Gordon Pinsent (Heyday!, The Rowdyman), and actors Eric Peterson and Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas), the real stars this night were the nominated screenwriters, who often don’t get the chance to shine in the spotlight.
Host Scott Thompson and the prototype for the first award

 

Winners of the 2006 CANADIAN SCREENWRITING AWARDS

CHILDREN & PRESCHOOL

King: “Stolen Voices”
Written by Mary Crawford & Alan Templeton

COMEDY & VARIETY

Corner Gas: “Dog River Vice”
Written by Brent Butt & Paul Mather 
  
Paul Mather wins for comedy with co-writer Brent Butt

CTV's Bill Mustos accepts the 1/2 hour drama award for Susin Nielsen

DRAMA SERIES (1/2 Hour)

Robson Arms: “Dancing the Horizontal Mambo”
Written by Susin Nielsen

DRAMA SERIES (1 HOUR)

Slings & Arrows: “Steeped in Blood”
Written by Susan Coyne & Bob Martin & Mark McKinney

FEATURE FILM

The Dark Hours
Written by Wil Zmak

DOCUMENTARY

Woodward’s: The Competition
Written by Robert Duncan

Wil Zmak nabs the feature film award

Jeff Biederman takes youth award for Life with Derek

MOW & MINISERIES

The Man Who Lost Himself
Written by Suzette Couture

YOUTH

Life With Derek: “The Party”
Written by Jeff Biederman

RADIO DRAMA

Graf: “Episode 1”
Written by Jason Sherman

ALEX BARRIS MENTORSHIP AWARD

Josh Miller

Alex Barris Mentorship Award winner Josh Miller with Ted and Kate Barris

Fred Yackman receives the Writers Block
Award for service to screenwriters

JIM BURT SCREENWRITING PRIZE

Two Mountains
Written by Jason Hreno

WRITERS BLOCK AWARD

Fred Yackman

eTALK Daily interviews presenter Gordon Pinsent

Lorne Cardinal and Eric Peterson from Corner Gas crack up the crowd

 

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