AWGIE Awards 2015: nominees

2015-06-10_2206ABC shows including Redfern Now, The Secret River, Maximum Choppage, It’s A Date, Nowhere Boys and Please Like Me have all been nominated in the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards 2015.

Nine also fared well with House of Hancock, Gallipoli and Love Child while Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Wentworth, and The Kettering Incident were also nominated.

TELEMOVIE – ORIGINAL
Redfern Now Telemovie – Promise Me – Steven McGregor
House of Hancock – Katherine Thomson

TELEVISION: MINI-SERIES – ADAPTATION
Gallipoli – Christopher Lee
The Secret River – Jan Sardi & Mac Gudgeon

TELEVISION: MINI-SERIES – ORIGINAL
The Principal – Alice Addison and Kristen Dunphy
The Kettering Incident – Vicki Madden, Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland and Louise Fox
Deadline Gallipoli -Jacquelin Perske, Stuart Beattie, Shaun Grant and Cate Shortland
Love Child: Series 2 – Tim Pye, Cathryn Strickland, Chris McCourt, Jane Allen and Tamara Asmar

TELEVISION – SERIES
Offspring: Episode 510 – Leon Ford
Offspring: Episode 511 – Michael Lucas
Wentworth: Series 2, ‘Fear Her’ – Pete McTighe
The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Series 3, ‘Darkness Visible’ – Stuart Page
Wentworth: Series 3, ‘The Governor’s Pleasure’ – Stuart Page

TELEVISION – SERIAL
Home and Away: Episode 6202 – Romina Accurso
Home and Away: Episode 6057 – Louise Bowes
Neighbours: Episode 6962 – Nick King
Neighbours: Episode 6943 – Emma J. Steele

COMEDY – SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

COMEDY – SITUATION OR NARRATIVE
Maximum Choppage: ‘A Fistful of Pastels’ – Lawrence Leung
It’s A Date: Series 2, ‘Worst Thing’ – Phil Lloyd with Peter Helliar
Danger 5: ‘Back to the Führer’ – Dario Russo and David Ashby
Please Like Me: Series 2, ‘Scroggin’ – Josh Thomas

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – P CLASSIFICATON
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Little Green Worm’ – David Evans
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Make A Rainbow’ – Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Bubble Bath Bay: ‘Gone With The Wind’ – Rachel Spratt

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – C CLASSIFICATION
Nowhere Boys: Series 2, Episode 7 – Pete McTighe
The Deep: ‘Digging Deeper’ – Tom Taylor
Skinner Boys: ‘Festival of the Ancestors’ – David Witt

DOCUMENTARY – PUBLIC BROADCAST
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine -Matthew Bate and Sandy Cameron
Gayby Baby – Charlotte Mars
Shock Room – Kathryn Millard
Women He’s Undressed – Katherine Thomson
Monkey Grip – Fiona Tuomy

This year’s ceremony will take place at Doltone House, Hyde Park Sydney on Friday September 11.

4 Comments:

  1. Again confirming my theory that all Oz TV is written by the same two dozen people.

    The industry’s in trouble when Gallipoli gets a nomination. Why didn’t Catching Milat get a nod? It was much more entertaining that either Gallipoli or The Secret River.

    • With respect it actually shoots down your theory. I count over 40 different names, with only 4 named twice. Which is a ratio that could be similarly applied to actors, directors, cinematographers etc.

      The AWGIES are unique in that the writer must be a member of the AWG and submit their work. It is based on the script, not the finished television episode (hence some projects are included that haven’t even hit the screen yet). Catching Milat was also written under a nom de plume, so that possibly affected its eligibility. Hope this has shed some light for you.

      • Thanks. I know how the AWGIES work. My tongue was slightly in my cheek when I made my original comment. But there is some truth to what I said. Don’t you get the feeling you’re watching the same actors in the same shows all the time, with the same cliched plots and lame dialogue? A big part of that is the lack of diversity at the writing level.

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