Orphan Black, 19-2, Mr. D. Nominated For WGC Screenwriting Awards

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) just announced the finalists for the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards, and they include popular series like “Orphan Black,” “19-2,” and “Mr. D.”

This year more than 150 scripts were nominated for awards in seven categories, with 29 scripts chosen as finalists. In total, 53 screenwriters are up for awards. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, the Jim Burt Screenwriting Prize, and the Sondra Kelly Award, will also be presented.

The WGC Awards cover all genres of screenwriting in Canada, and include TV drama favourites such as the aforementioned as well as “Lost Girl,” and noted web series “Out With Dad” along with “Ruby Skye P.I.” The award categories also cover the best in animation, children and youth, movies and miniseries, documentary, and TV comedy.

The WGC Awards honour the talented people who start with a blank page and go on to create an entire universe: screenwriters. The winners will be announced at the 19th annual WGC Screenwriting Awards in April. The WGC has also invited writer, actor, and comedian Ryan Belleville back to host the awards. The show will be written by stand-up/sketch comedian and writer Jeremy Woodcock in collaboration with Belleville.

The WGC Screenwriting Awards celebrate the excellence of Canada’s screenwriters with a gala event on April 27th at Toronto’s Koerner Hall.