The screenwriters behind Canadian series Schitt’s Creek and Cardinal: Blackfly Season were among those who picked up hardware at Monday night’s WGC Screenwriting Awards gala, hosted by the Writers Guild of Canada.
WGC special awards were also presented at the gala, with the WGC Showrunner Award going to Wynonna Earp executive producer and showrunner Emily Andras, the McGrath Service Award to Bruce Smith (19-2, Cracked, The Hunger), and the Sondra Kelly Award to Jinder Oujla-Chalmers (Combat Hospital).
Pat Holden (When The Lights Went Out, Dangerous Arrangement) and Amir Kahnamouee (Port of Call) each received the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize.
2019 WGC SCREENWRITING AWARDS WINNERS
BEST NEW SERIES SCRIPT
The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco “Presidio,” written by Daegan Fryklind
Wishfart “I Wear This Hat Ironically,” written by Josh Sager & Jerome Simpson
Schitt’s Creek “RIP Moira Rose,” written by Rupinder Gill
Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit, written by Michael McNamara
Cardinal: Blackfly Season “Red,” written by Sarah Dodd
22 Chaser, written by Jeremy Boxen
MOW & MINISERIES
Odd Squad: World Turned Odd, written by Tim McKeon
SHORTS & WEBSERIES
We’ve Come to the End of Our Time, written by Alex Epstein & Lisa Hunter
TWEENS & TEENS
Star Falls “The Picnic Auction,” written by Cole Bastedo
JIM BURT SCREENWRITING PRIZE
Pat Holden for Mirsada and Amir Kahnamouee for Harbour House
McGRATH SERVICE AWARD
SONDRA KELLY AWARD
WGC SHOWRUNNER AWARD
What a great speech by @noelcarbs about Emily Andras at last night’s #WGCawards — where @emtothea won the showrunner award. (Her acceptance speech is also a thing of beauty.) #Earpers, you’ll want to watch! #WynonnaEarp #CdnTVhttps://t.co/bADgEJ6iD7
— Li Robbins (@LiRobbins) April 30, 2019
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