It may have lost some of its arts funding, but the Salter Street series Made in Canada won two screenwriting awards Monday night at the Writers Guild of Canada's 6th annual Top 10 Awards in Toronto.
The blackly funny series starring Rick Mercer, Peter Keleghan and Leah Pinsent, won awards for Mark Farrell for his script Just Another Week and for Ed Riche's War of 1812.
In film, Atom Egoyan was honoured with a screenwriting prize for Ararat, about the Armenian genocide. H. Jefferson Lewis also won for his script of Claude Jutra: An Unfinished Story.
Other winners included the real-life murder TV drama Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story, written by Dennis Foon; an episode of Da Vinci's Inquest entitled Ass Covering Day, written by Chris Haddock, Alan DiFiore and Frank Borg; an episode of the teen fantasy series Guinevere Jones called Hard Rain, written by Elizabeth Stewart; an episode of teen show Our Hero entitled The Karma Issue, written by Suzanne Bolch and John May; an episode of the R.H. Thomson miniseries University, entitled Welcome to Dorchester, written by Bruce Smith; and an episode of the animated children's cartoon Yvon of the Yukon called The Trouble with Mammoths, written by Dennis Heaton.
The awards, based on the scripts only, were determined by a panel of screenwriters. Staff