The Australian Writer’s Guild has announced its nominees for its 43rd AWGIE Awards.
Amongst the television nominees are shows including Underbelly, Rush, The Jesters, Lowdown, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, Good News Week, Home and Away, Neighbours, Dance Academy and Spirited.
The AWGIEs are traditionally selected from submissions put forward by the writers themselves.
COMEDY: SITUATION OR NARRATIVE
The Jesters – Hard Time Getting Soft by Kevin Brumpton and Angus Fitzsimons
Lowdown – Who’s Your Baddy? by Amanda Brotchie and Adam Zwar
30 Seconds – Invisible Fault Lines by Timothy Bullock, Justin Drape and Scott Nowell
COMEDY: SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Good News Week – The 2009 Sauce Bottle Awards by Dave Bloustien, Simon Dodd,
Bruce Griffiths,Warwick Holt, Paul Livingston and Ian Simmons
Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation: Episode 16 by Stephen Hall and Michael Ward with Shaun Micallef
DOCUMENTARY: PUBLIC BROADCAST
Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia by John Hughes
Addicted to Money – Episode 2 by Simon Nasht with David McWilliams
Darwin by Katherine Thomson
CHILDREN’S TELEVISION: P CLASSIFICATION
Bananas in Pyjamas – Bird Song by John Armstong
Penelope K, By the Way – Why Do Elephants Have Trunk by Melanie Alexander
Bananas in Pyjamas (animated series) ‘The Little Fish’ by Kevin Nemeth
CHILDREN’S TELEVISION: C CLASSIFICATION
Lockie Leonard – Crimes of the Heartless by Shelley Birse
Dance Academy – Growing Pains by Sarah Lambert
My Place – 1958 – Michaelis by Tim Pye
Dance Academy – Turning Points by Greg Waters
TELEVISION: MINI SERIES ADAPTATION
Underbelly: The Golden Mile by Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick, Kris Mrksa, Felicity Packard
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities by Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick, Kris Mrksa, Felicity Packard
Home and Away Ep 4917 by Fiona Bozic
Home and Away EP 5003 by Phil Lloyd
Home and Away Ep 5068 by Sam Meikle
Neighbours Ep 5782 by Rene Zandveld
Rush Ep 210 – Armoured Car by David Caesar and Adam Todd
Rush Ep 208 – Boy in the Bush by Michelle Offen
Spirited – The Man Who Fell To Earth by Jacquelin Perske
Rush Ep 222 – Water by Adam Todd
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.
Could the last category be awarded to Offspring, Hawke or The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce?
Disappointing there is no sign of Tangle. Also seemingly absent: Packed to the Rafters, City Homicide, Rescue Special Ops, Sea Patrol and John Safran’s Race Relations.
Other dramas such as East West 101, The Circuit were entered in last year’s awards.
The 43rd annual AWGIE Awards will be presented at Peninsula, Melbourne on Friday August 20th.