Everything about Awards, eh?

Link: The Book of Negroes nominated for two Critics’ Choice Awards

From CBC:

The Book of Negroes nominated for two Critics’ Choice Awards
The critically-acclaimed CBC series The Book of Negroes may soon have more accomplishments to its name. The historical drama has been nominated for two Critics’ Choice Television Awards: one for best limited series and one for best actress in a movie or limited series for lead, Aunjanue Ellis. Continue reading.

Link: Golden Maple Awards Nominees Revealed

From Gregg Kilday of The Hollywood Reporter:

Golden Maple Awards Nominees Revealed
The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment – Los Angeles today announced its nominees for the 2015 Golden Maple Awards in the categories of best actor, best actress and newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcast in the United States.

The nominees are all Canadian talent in TV series broadcasted in the U.S. between July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. The awards are designed to celebrate Canadian talent in the U.S and will be held on Canada Day, July 1, at a venue to be announced. Continue reading.

Mr. D and Orphan Black topline WGC Awards

CBC’s Mr. D and Space’s Orphan Black were among the winners at the 19th annual Writers Guild of Canada Awards delivered from the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall on Monday night.

Rounding out the glitzfest—hosted by Ryan Belleville (Satisfaction)—were trophies for Fangbone, Elephant and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. 19-2 showrunner Bruce M. Smith was given the Showrunner Award, Alison Lea Bingeman (The Pinkertons) the Sondra Kelly Award and Denis McGrath (X Company) the Writers Block Award. More than 150 scripts were nominated for this year’s awards in seven categories; 29 scripts chosen as finalists.

Guests on stage Monday included actors Connor Price (X Company), Patrice Goodman (Sunnyside), Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope) and show runners Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis (X Company), Gary Pearson (Sunnyside) and Adam Pettle (Saving Hope).

Here is a complete list of the award winners:

Animation
Fangbone, Season 1 “The Warbrute of Friendship”
Written by Simon Racioppa & Richard Elliott

Children & Youth
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Season 4 “Mrs. Worthington”
Written by Melody Fox

Documentary
The Cholesterol Question
Written by Michael McNamara

Movies & Miniseries
Elephant Song
Written by Nicolas Billon

Shorts & Webseries
Out With Dad, Season 3 “Outed ”
Written by Jason Leaver

TV Comedy
Mr. D, Season 3 “Old School”
Written by Andrew De Angelis

TV Drama
Orphan Black, Season 2 “Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est”
Written by Tony Elliott

Special Awards
Showrunner Award – Bruce Smith
Sondra Kelly Award – Alison Lea Bingeman
Writers Block Award – Denis McGrath

Link: 19-2, Rogue, Mohawk Girls among Rockie Award nominees

From Etan Vlessing of the Hollywood Reporter:

American, Brit Scripted TV to Dominate 2015 Rockie Awards
Canadian series will have home field advantage this year, having pulled in 39 nominations, mainly in digital categories. U.S. series are next with 29 nominations, mainly for sci-fi and procedural fare, while British series garnered 26 nominations, mostly for comedies. Continue reading.

WGC Screenwriting Award nominees announced

From a media release:

The WGC Screenwriting Awards, held at the elegant Koerner Hall in Toronto, take place on April 27, 2015. The awards are hosted by writer, actor, and comedian Ryan Belleville, and are co-written with stand-up/sketch comedian Jeremy Woodcock. The WGC Screenwriting Awards have a unique focus: it’s all about screenwriter and script.

Guest presenters include X Company’s Connor Price and Sunnyside’s Patrice Goodman. They will be joined onstage by show runners Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis (X Company), and Gary Pearson (Sunnyside).

More than 150 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 29 chosen as finalists. In total, 51 screenwriters are up for awards at the gala event. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, the Sondra Kelly Award, and the Writers Block Award, will also be presented.

Among this year’s finalists are the screenwriters behind TV drama hits like Saving Hope, Orphan Black and 19-2. TV comedy nominees include scripts from well-known shows like Trailer Park Boys and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. All of the scripts in each category —children’s, animation, documentary, movies and miniseries, shorts and webseries, TV comedy, and TV drama — are strong contenders.

The winners will be announced on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:30 p.m., at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall.

The Writers Guild of Canada represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters across Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screens, and digital platforms.
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 Billy Brown & Dan Angel

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