The 27th annual Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Screenwriting Awards were handed out Monday night at Koerner Hall in Toronto, the first in-person WGC Awards ceremony since 2019.
Kurt Smeaton was recognized for Best Comedy Series for Children Ruin Everything, while in the Feature Film category, Clement Virgo won for Brother. Marsha Green was recognized for her work on The Porter with the award for Best Drama Series.
Special awards were presented to Laura Good, winner of the Sondra Kelly Award (which provides $5,000 to a woman screenwriter in mid-career for research/development on a self-initiated project), and Adrian Morphy, who was awarded the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize for his script The 300 Year Old Man. Susin Nielsen, creator and showrunner of Family Law, received the Showrunner Award.
Find the full list of winners here:
The Guava Juice Show, “Adventure 9000” – Written by Christine Mitchell
Children Ruin Everything, “Road Trips” – Written by Kurt Smeaton
My Tree – Written by Jason Sherman
The Porter, “Episode 104” – Written by Marsha Greene
Brother – Written by Clement Virgo
MOW & MINISERIES
Written in the Stars – Written by David Elver
Dino Ranch, “Wings Over Dino Ranch” – Written by Ben Joseph & Mike D’Ascenzo
SHORTS AND WEB SERIES
Second Life – Written by Darrin Rose
TWEENS & TEENS
Astrid & Lilly Save the World, “One Rib” – Written by Veronika Paz
JIM BURT SCREENWRITING PRIZE
Adrian Morphy for The 300 Year Old Man
SONDRA KELLY AWARD
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