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2021 WGC Screenwriting Awards Winners Announced

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In a funny, engaging and lively virtual ceremony, held this evening, host Emma Hunter announced the winners of the 25th-annual Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards. 

Some winners of 2021’s top prizes include Daniel Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Tracey Deer & Meredith Vuchnich (Beans), Penny Gummerson (Trickster), and Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Graham Chittenden and Steve Dylan (Still Standing). 

Special Awards were also presented to Kate Hewlett, winner of the Sondra Kelly Award (sponsored by AFBS), and Travis McDonald, who was awarded the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize. Morwyn Brebner, creator and showrunner of hit CBC series Coroner, received the night’s final prize, the WGC Showrunner Award.  

Please see below for the complete list of winning scripts and screenwriters.

The 26th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards are set for April 25, 2022 at Toronto’s Koerner Hall, where the WGC will also celebrate the 25th anniversary milestone. In the meantime, 2021’s presentation will be posted to the WGC YouTube Channel. 

A digital program, listing all nominations, nominees and special award winners, is also available for download.


2021 WGC SCREENWRITING AWARDS WINNERS

CHILDREN’S
Odd Squad Mobile Unit, “Slow Your Roll” I Written by Mark De Angelis

COMEDY SERIES
Schitt’s Creek, “Happy Ending” I Written by Daniel Levy

DOCUMENTARY
Still Standing, “Rankin Inlet” I Written by Jonny Harris, Fraser Young, Graham Chittenden, Steve Dylan

DRAMA SERIES
Trickster, “Episode 105” I Story by Michelle Latimer and Tony Elliott and Penny Gummerson, Teleplay by Penny Gummerson

FEATURE FILM
Beans I Story by Tracey Deer, Screenplay by Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich

MOW & MINISERIES
Gourmet Detective: Roux the Day I Written by Becky Southwell & Dylan Neal

PRESCHOOL
Dino Dana, “The Sound of Dinosaurs” I Written by J.J. Johnson

SHORTS & WEBSERIES
Try to Fly I Written by Simone Swan & The Affolter Brothers

TWEENS & TEENS
Utopia Falls, “The World is Yours” I Written by Joseph Mallozzi & R.T. Thorne

SONDRA KELLY AWARD (sponsored by AFBS)
Kate Hewlett

JIM BURT SCREENWRITING PRIZE
Magnificent I Written by Travis McDonald

SHOWRUNNER AWARD
Morwyn Brebner

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