SBS wins at AWGIE Awards
Updated: At the country's best scriptwriting gongs there were accolades for The Circuit, Saved and First Australians, Rush, Home & Away and Review with Myles Barlow.
Updated: SBS picked up three awards at last night’s AWGIE Awards in Sydney, the annual gongs for the country’s best writing in media and performance.
The Circuit was awarded best original TV mini-series. The second series, by writer Kelly Lefever, is yet to air on SBS.
Saved by Belinda Chayko won Best Telemovie.
The landmark series First Australians Episode 1 by Louis Nowra and Rachel Perkins took out the documentary award. The series took up to seven years to complete.
In other wins awarded by the Australian Writer’s Guild, Rush won the Television – Series award for Episode 4 by John O’Brien and Christopher Lee. Home and Away‘s Episode 4649 by Sean Nash took out the Television – Serial award.
Other winners included Best Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment for TEN’s Good News Week by Ian Simmons, Dave Bloustien, Bruce Griffiths, Simon Dodd, Warwick Holt, and Paul Livingston with Mat Blackwell, Patrick Cook and Celia Pacquola.
The ABC was also a winner.
Comedy – Situation or Narrative was won by Review with Myles Barlow Episode 3 by Phil Lloyd with Trent O’Donnell.
The Children’s Television – C Classification prize went to the ABC for CJ the DJ, by John Armstrong, coming to ABC3, while the P Classification win was awarded to Zigby – Zigby and the Mango by Suzie Wicks.
The FOXTEL Fellowship for Excellence in Television Writing was awarded to Christopher Lee.
Other winners in film, theatre and radio can be found at: smh.com.au