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2020 Canadian Screen Award WINNER!

28 May

Well, hot damn if it isn’t my first Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing for Corner Gas Animated! Such a thrill to win. Such a bizarre thing to win while in my basement office drinking wine alone.
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Many thanks to the entire Corner Gas Animated team. It was truly one of the best writing jobs I’ve ever had, and I’m not just saying that because it came with free breakfasts.

I remember vividly last year, being backstage of the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards as one of the writers of the show, thinking how funny it would be to win *next year* and purposely make my speech super short because I know how the producers are always worried about the show going too long. Never in my wildest dreams would I think that the following year, I would be nominated and win, but the entire show would get cancelled because of a world-wide pandemic which would result in me animating my dog to give my acceptance speech. (If you wanna see that acceptance speech, check out my twitter @dianafrancesvan because the video wouldn’t upload here for some dumb reason.)

Brent Butt also won for Best Performance and the show won for Best Animated Show. Feels like this show will have a long life on air and I wish everyone involved the best.