Sort Of, The Parker Andersons lead WGC Screenwriting Award noms

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) has announced the nominees for the 2022 WGC Screenwriting Awards.

Now in their 26th year, the awards acknowledge the best in Canadian screenwriting across Canadian-made series, films, documentaries and web series. Among the productions going into this year’s awards with multiple nods are CBC’s Sort Of, which earned four nominations in the Comedy Series category, and The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker – two separate sitcoms about the same newly-blended inter-racial family, with their own storylines. The two series, which debuted on Super Channel in 2021, earned three joint nominations in the Teens & Tweens category.

This year’s winners will be recognized at a virtual ceremony on April 25.

Find the complete list of finalists here:

CHILDREN’S
Odd Squad Mobile Unit, “H2 Oh No” I Written by Lakna Edilima
Scaredy Cats, “The Amulet” I Written by Anna McRoberts
The Snoopy Show, “Happiness is a Snow Day” I Written by Craig Brown
The Snoopy Show, “Snowman Showman” I Written by Betsy Walters
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, “I am Temple Grandin” I Written by Charles Johnston

COMEDY SERIES
Corner Gas Animated, “Haunt for Dread October” I Written by Brent Butt & Andrew Carr
Sort Of, “Sort of Back” I Written by Jenn Engels
Sort Of, “Sort of Gone” I Written by Bilal Baig & Fab Filippo
Sort Of, “Sort of Mary Poppins” I Written by Ian Iqbal Rashid
Sort Of, “Sort of Stable” I Written by Nelu Handa

DRAMA SERIES
Coroner, “Blue Flock” I Written by Seneca Aaron
Family Law, “Mama Don’t Preach” I Story by Corey Liu, Teleplay by Sonja Bennett 
Moonshine, “Zen and the Art of Midlife Maintenance” I Written by Kate Spurgeon
Murdoch Mysteries, “The Ministry of Virtue” I Written by Christina Ray
Pretty Hard Cases, “Bananas” I Written by Tassie Cameron & Sherry White
Wynonna Earp, “Life Turned Her That Way” I Written by Noelle Carbone

FEATURE FILM
All My Puny Sorrows I Written by Michael McGowan
Charlotte I Screen Story by Erik Rutherford, Screenplay by Erik Rutherford and David Bezmozgis

MOW & MINISERIES
As Gouda As It Gets I Written by James Phillips
Cross Country Christmas I Written by Kirsten Hansen
Seasoned with Love I Written by Gemma Holdway
Together Forever Tea I Written by Elizabeth Stewart

PRESCHOOL
Elinor Wonders Why, “Olive’s Tree” I Written by Michael Foulke
Elinor Wonders Why, “Rocky the Rock” I Written by Katherine Sandford
Happy House of Frightenstein, “Can’t Fight the Beat” I Written by Diana Moore
Paw Patrol, “Pups Save a Clown” I Written by Sean Jara
Ranger Rob, “Ogety Jokety in Big Sky Park” I Written by Carolyn Hay & Andrew Sabiston

SHORTS
Beast Mode 6ix I Written by Jeremy Boxen
My PrideThe Series, “Fire” I Written by Maddi Patton
Quarantine Fling I Written by Nathaniel Moher
The Solutioneers, “The Solutioneers vs. The Stinky Locker I Written by Thomas Conway

TWEENS & TEENS
Holly Hobbie, “The Bumbling Bossgirl” I Written by Matt Huether
Holly Hobbie, “The Slimy Sensation” I Written by Vivian Lin
The Parker Andersons I Amelia Parker, “Father & Sons” I Written by Ian Steaman
The Parker Andersons I Amelia Parker, “Joy” I Written by Amanda Joy
The Parker Andersons I Amelia Parker, “This Wasn’t the Plan” I Written by Murry Peeters


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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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