From The Chronicle Herald:
Jonathan Torrens host and winner at Screen Nova Scotia awards
Jonathan Torrens, host of the inaugural Screen Nova Scotia awards, was also a winner at the ceremony, earning the best male supporting actor nod for his role as the vice-principal in Mr. D.
Screen Nova Scotia, ACTRA Maritimes and IATSE 667 & 849 presented the awards at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Saturday night. Continue reading.
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:
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
The Cholesterol Question
Written by Michael McNamara
Movies & Miniseries
Written by Nicolas Billon
Shorts & Webseries
Out With Dad, Season 3 “Outed ”
Written by Jason Leaver
Mr. D, Season 3 “Old School”
Written by Andrew De Angelis
Orphan Black, Season 2 “Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est”
Written by Tony Elliott
Showrunner Award – Bruce Smith
Sondra Kelly Award – Alison Lea Bingeman
Writers Block Award – Denis McGrath
Mr. D, CBC – “Coach of the Year”
Gerry figures he’s a sure thing for the school’s Coach of the Year award after his team wins the city championship. Callaghan makes a bombshell announcement. Jimmy is finally graduating and Frank is determined to help him find a career.
Escape or Die!, OLN – “Shanghai Express Escape (Shanghai, China)” series premiere
Escape artist Dean Gunnarson had his ankle smashed the last time he attempted to escape from a speeding rollercoaster. Now, he is in Shanghai, China to defend his title as the “World’s Most Daring Escape Artist.” The Chinese media have come out in full force to watch Dean face off against one of the largest wooden rollercoasters in the world. Chained to the tracks with a neck collar, Dean has added extra locks to up the danger.
Illusions of Grandeur, OLN – “Toronto” series premiere
Zack Mirza begins a magic journey across North America in his hometown of Toronto. He delights locals with close-up magic and explores his old haunts, like the magic shop where his obsession with magic began. He performs for Toronto Raptors star, Terrence Ross (shooting guard/small forward), blowing his mind with a basketball trick shot for the ages. Finally, Zack embarks on the most ambitious card illusion he’s ever attempted.
From Jim Slotek of QMI Agency:
Gerry Dee wants see ‘Mr. D’ on the big screen
A Mr. D movie? Why not? Canadian theatres have made space for Trailer Park Boys and Corner Gas features.
“Movies are a given,” says comedian Gerry Dee, who parlayed his earlier teaching career into a hit CBC sitcom that has been greenlit for a fifth season. Continue reading.
Mr. D, CBC – “Bizarro”
Something very strange is happening at Xavier Academy. The day to day goings on of Gerry and the rest of the staff have been completely reversed.