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Wynonna Earp, Letterkenny and X Company top WGC Screenwriting Awards

Writers for Wynonna Earp, Letterkenny, X Company and Degrassi: Next Class were among the winners at the 21st Annual Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards in Toronto on Monday night.

The event, held at the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning’s Koerner Hall, celebrated the country’s screenwriting talent in television and film. Wynonna Earp writer Alexandra Zarowny (pictured above) won Best Script from a Rookie Series for her Season 1 script “Bury Me With My Guns On,” and thanked her fellow writers and fans for their support.

“There is an entire writing room behind this award,” she said. “This goes to James Hurst, Brendan Yorke, Caitlyn D. Fryers and Emily Andras. I love you, Em, and as the last five years have shown, I’ll follow you anywhere. And to all our social media fans, Wynonna Earp is the little engine that could and I’m so proud of this little demon-hunting show and the LGBTQ community was a huge, fierce, loud and proud part of that. They got a second season made.”

Letterkenny‘s Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney won the TV Comedy for their Season 1 script, “Super Soft Birthday,” while X Company‘s Stephanie Morgenstern and Mark Ellis took home a trophy for the Season 2 episode, “August 19th.”

Letterkenny’s Jacob Tierney and Jared Keeso

Comedian and writer Laurie Elliott hosted, getting the night off on the right foot. “To all the writers in the room, look at us in our outside clothes!” she began. “This is a fancy party to celebrate writers.”

Andrew Wreggitt was the recipient of The Denis McGrath Award for his service to the Writers Guild of Canada, Aaron Martin was given the Showrunner Award, Diana Frances the Sondra Kelly Award and Daniel Whidden the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize.

The television category winners are:

Children’s
Odd Squad, Season 2 “Drop Gadget Repeat,” written by Tim McKeon

Movie of the Week & Miniseries
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool, written by Adam Barken

Best Script from a Rookie Series
Wynonna Earp, Season 1 “Bury Me With My Guns On,” written by Alexandra Zarowny

TV Comedy
Letterkenny, Season 1 “Super Soft Birthday,” written by Jared Keeso and Jacob Tierney

TV Drama
X Company, Season 2 “August 19th,” written by Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern

Tweens & Teens
Degrassi: Next Class, Season 1 “#TeamFollowBack,” written by Ian MacIntyre

Images courtesy of Christina Gapic.

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Murdoch Mysteries, Letterkenny and Tatiana Maslany win big at Canadian Screen Awards gala

Murdoch Mysteries, Letterkenny, Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany and Kim’s Convenience‘s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee were among the winners at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards gala on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Murdoch Mysteries executive producer Christina Jennings made the fans’ night by revealing Season 11 has been ordered by CBC.

“The writing room started last week,” Jennings said in the media room following the show’s Golden Screen Award for highest-rated drama or comedy. “We’ve got 20 episodes, and that takes us to 170 hours of television.”

Host Howie Mandel kicked off the night with a funny skit where he inserted himself into nominees Vikings, Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek and Race. And, instead of asking the celebrities who they’re wearing, Mandel grabbed a camera guy and asked about his jeans and t-shirt.

The Academy Icon Award was delivered to Just for Laughs; comedian Dave Chapelle was there to deliver the statue to JFL founder Gilbert Rozon and chief operating officer Bruce Hills. Christopher Plummer was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. Tantoo Cardinal received the Earle Grey Award. Natasha Negovanlis of Carmilla captured the Fan’s Choice Award.

The pre-broadcast winners are:

Golden Screen Award for TV Drama or Comedy
Murdoch Mysteries, CBC

Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV

Best Host in a Variety or Reality/Competition Program or Series
Norm Macdonald, 2016 Canadian Screen Awards

 

The main television category winners are:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Adrian Holmes, 19-2

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kim’s Convenience

Best Performance in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series (Individual or Ensemble)
The Tragically Hip

Fan’s Choice Award
Natasha Negovanlis, Carmilla

Best Dramatic Series
Orphan Black, Space

Best Comedy Series
Letterkenny, CraveTV

Here’s a list of the winners from TuesdayWednesday and Thursday’s industry awards.

What did you think of last night’s awards? Did your favourite television show, actor or actress win?

Images courtesy of Amy Wilson.

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Canadian Screen Award Winners in Digital and Immersive Storytelling

From a media release:

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is pleased to announce that 10 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS and 1 Social Innovator Award were presented tonight in digital & immersive storytelling categories. This Canadian Screen Awards Gala was hosted by Chris Robinson at The Great Hall, Toronto.

Yolanda Gampp is the recipient of the newly minted Canadian Social Innovator Award. This award is decided by fan votes. Voting closed on Tuesday, March 7 at 12 pm EST.

A complete list of the winners.

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Kevin Hanchard, Murdoch Mysteries and Andrew Phung take home trophies during Night 2 of Canadian Screen Awards

Orphan Black‘s Kevin Hanchard, Murdoch Mysteries – A Merry Murdoch Christmas, Slasher‘s Wendy Crewson, Schitt’s Creek‘s Emily Hampshire, Baroness Von Sketch Show and Kim’s Convenience‘s Andrew Phung were among the winners in the Creative Fiction categories during Night 2 of the Canadian Screen Awards.

Hosted by Seán Cullen, the non-televised celebration honoured 42 categories in the guest performance, writing, directing, photography, editing, production design, visual effects, sound, limited, variety and sketch comedy.

“We celebrate all of you in the creative industry,” Cullen said at the beginning of the night. “You are the Steve Bannon of this industry.” He then mentioned Canada’s 150th anniversary before poking fun at Murdoch Mysteries. “The only mystery about Murdoch Mysteries is how to stop yourself from being lost in Yannick Bisson’s eyes,” he said.

“I want to thank Pete Mitchell,” Murdoch Mysteries executive producer Christina Jennings said after A Merry Murdoch Christmas was named Best TV Movie. “He has been running Murdoch Mysteries for six seasons and we are now at 150 hours of television.”

Here are the winners in several of the key categories:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Kevin Hanchard, Orphan Black

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting role in a Dramatic Program or Series
Wendy Crewson, Slasher

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting role or Guest role in a Comedic Series
Andrew Phung, Kim’s Convenience

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting role or Guest role in a Comedic Series
Emily Hampshire, Schitt’s Creek

Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Series
Baroness Von Sketch Show, CBC

Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series
Jared Keeso, Jacob Tierney, Letterkenny

Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Peter Mitchell, Murdoch Mysteries – A Very Murdoch Christmas

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
Graeme Manson, Orphan Black

Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
Alejandro Alcoba, Degrassi: Next Class

Best Writing in an Animated Program or Series
Craig Martin, Nerds and Monsters

Best Performance in a Children’s or Youth Program or Series
Brittany Raymond, The Next Step

Best Performance in an Animated Program or Series
Martin Short, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about Camping!

Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series
Edward Asner, Forgive Me

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Ben Carlson, The Taming of the Shrew

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Unclaimed

Best Performing Arts Program
The Taming of the Shrew, CBC

Best Pre-School Program or Series
PAW Patrol, TVO

Best Animated Program or Series
The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale, CBC

Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series
Odd Squad, TVO

Best TV Movie or Limited Series
Murdoch Mysteries – A Merry Murdoch Christmas, CBC

Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series
Baroness Von Sketch Show, CBC

The complete list of winners from Wednesday night.

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Still Standing and The Amazing Race Canada topline Canadian Screen Awards Night 1

CBC’s Still Standing, CTV’s The Amazing Race and Food Network Canada’s You Gotta Eat Here! were among the winners during a jam-packed Night 1 of the Canadian Screen Awards.

“As a former nominee who didn’t win, it truly is an honour to be nominated,” quipped Big Brother Canada‘s Arisa Cox, who hosted the evening. “And there are about 400 of you nominated. Still Standing is nominated tonight. It’s the title of a show and a comment on the state of the CBC.”

Fifty categories celebrating non-fiction television—including news, sports, factual, reality, lifestyle, talk and children’s programming—were handed out at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle during the non-televised event. Simcha Jacobovici received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism.

Here are the winners in several key categories:

Best Writing in a Factual Program or Series
Still Standing, CBC

Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV

Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series
The Woman Who Joined the Taliban, CBC

Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series
Moose: A Year in the Life of a Twig Eater, CBC

Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series
Hip-Hop Evolution, HBO Canada

Best Factual Program or Series
Still Standing, CBC

Best History Documentary Program or Series
War Story: Afghanistan, History

Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Program or Series
Science Max: Experiments at Large, TVO

Best Documentary Program
My Millennial Life, TVO

Best Local Newscast
CBC News: Here & Now, CBC

Best National Newscast
CBC News: The National, CBC

Best News Anchor, National
Lisa LaFlamme, CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme, CTV

Best News, Local
Daryl McIntyre, CTV News Edmonton, CTV

Best Host in a Lifestyle, Talk or Entertainment News Program or Series
Jonny Harris, Still Standing, CBC

Best Talk Program or Series
The Marilyn Denis Show, CTV

Best Lifestyle Program or Series
You Gotta Eat Here!, Food Network Canada

Best News or Information Series
Daily Planet, Discovery Canada

Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV

Follow the link to the complete list of winners.

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