WGC honors Canadian writers

Canadian Screenwriting Awards gives prizes

Canadian scribes picked up nine trophies at the 12th Canadian Screenwriting Awards, presented by the Writers Guild of Canada on Monday evening.

The ceremony was hosted by comedian Gavin Crawford, who also shared the award for variety show with 11 co-writers for an episode of the long-running news format comedy “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” which airs on pubcaster CBC.

Travis McDonald drew the feature nod for Carrie-Anne Moss starrer “Normal,” while Ian Weir took the miniseries prize for “Dragon Boys,” a two-parter about Asian-Canadian street gangs in Vancouver.

The six-part saga “Across the River to Motor City” won for one-hour drama series. Half-hour drama series went to “Corner Gas” (on commercial web CTV and the Comedy Network in Canada, WGN in the U.S.).

The complete list of nominees and winners can by found at the Writers Guild of Canada (www.wgc.ca).

The WGC represents more than 1,800 English-language writers of feature film, TV, radio and computer entertainment.

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