The Writers’ Guild of Canada has announced the finalists for the annual WGC Screenwriting Awards (which will be presented April 20).
I don’t have a link yet, but in the TV categories, as expected, Corner Gas dominates the comedy category with three of the four nominations (this episode of Rent-a-Goalie got the fourth). This Hour Has 22 Minutes was equally dominant in comedy-variety, getting nominations for three different episodes, with an episode of History Bites getting the fourth spot. For drama writing, Flashpoint got two nominations, Murdoch Mysteries one, plus a posthumous writing nomination for Regenesis. (I mean the show is dead, not the writer.) Teletoon’s 6Teen got the most writing nominations in the animation category, and in the tween-show category, where Family Channel’s original programming is frequently better than the Disney Channel imports, Life With Derek got one nomination and The Latest Buzz got two.
(This puts the WGC awards a step ahead of the WGA awards, which have never really figured out where to put children’s programming, with the result that their list of nominations has a few nominations for shows aimed at pre-school children, and nothing for the many writers who work on shows aimed at older children. That’s just a structural problem, though.)