The ABC has dominated TV winners at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards held on the weekend, winning 4 awards.
The Secret River, Please Like Me, Guess How Much I Love You and The New Adventures of Figaro Pho were all recognised.
Both Foxtel and Nine shows picked up three awards, including Deadline Gallipoli for Foxtel and The House of Hancock for Nine.
Television Mini Series – Original
Television Mini Series – Adaptation
The Secret River
Telemovie – Original
House of Hancock
Television – Series (two winners)
1. Offspring: Episode 511
2. Wentworth: Series 3, ‘The Governor’s Pleasure’
Television – Serial
Home and Away: Episode 6057
Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment
Legally Brown: Series 2
Comedy – Situation or Narrative
Please Like Me: Series 2, ‘Scroggin’
Children’s Television – P
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Make A Rainbow’
Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Children’s Television – C
Skinner Boys: ‘Festival of the Ancestors’
The New Adventures of Figaro Pho: ‘The Fear of Zombies (Romerophobia)’
Drama or Comedy, Other Form
The Katering Show
Secrets & Lies
Tim Pye received the Richard Lane Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Australian Writers’ Guild.
Foxtel Head of Drama Penny Win said: “The AWGIES is a celebration of the writers at the heart of great storytelling and congratulations to all winners and nominees. The awards for the writers of Wentworth and Deadline Gallipoli are absolutely deserved and bring further prestige to both of these great Australian television dramas brought to fruition for Foxtel audiences by our valued production partnerships with FremantleMedia Australia, Matchbox Pictures and Full Clip.”
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is committed to commissioning bold and thought provoking Australian dramas for our subscribers and, as Head of Drama, Penny Win is driving Foxtel’s accomplishments in this genre.”