“Nothing But the Tooth,” an episode of Nelvana’s “Scaredy Squirrel” written by Darrin Rose, won a Canadian screenwriting award for animation Monday evening from the Writers’ Guild of Canada.
In “Nothing But the Tooth,” Scaredy loses a tooth and tries to dupe the Molar Owl. The episode aired in Canada and the United States last November 4.
Scaredy Squirrel is based on a series of books written and illustrated by Melanie Watt and published by Kids Can Press.
Other Writers’ Guild of Canada Award nominees for animation were the Sidekick episodes Henchman For A Day, by Richard Clark, and Ye Olde Sidekick Village, by Dan Williams and Lienne Sawatsky; the Franklin and Friends episode “Franklin and the Creepy Clock,” by Karen Moonah; and the Kid Vs Kat episode “Hit the Road,” by Shane Simmons.
Bruce M. Smith won the Canadian Screenwriting Award for movies and miniseries for John A: Birth of a Country, based on the first volume of Richard Gwyn’s biography of John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister.
The TV drama award was won by Larry Bambrick for the Flashpoint episode “Shockwave.” In it, Strategic Response Unit officers Sam, Spike and Raff are trapped in an office building with nine civilians and a bomb.
Former Kids in the Hall star Mark McKinney was given the WGC Showrunner Award to recognize his body of work and creative vision.
North of 60 writer Barbara Samuels received the Alex Barris Mentorship Award for working with up-and-coming writers through the Canadian Film Centre and Humber College.
Other Writers’ Guild of Canada Award winners:
Children and Youth: My Babysitter’s a Vampire, “Revamped,” by Alice Prodanou.
Documentary: Waking the Green Tiger, A Green Movement Rises in China, by Gary Marcuse.
TV Comedy: Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, “A Farewell to Curtis’ Arm,” by Craig David Wallace.
Shorts and Web series: Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs, “The Vanished Corpse,” by Patrick Tarr.
Writers Block Award: Chuck Lazer.