ABC and Foxtel titles including Cleverman, Rake, Wentworth, Barracuda, Secret City, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and The Kettering Incident dominate the Drama categories in the Screen Producers Awards 2016.
They will compete with Wanted, Love Child, Mary: Making of a Princess and Wolf Creek across the Drama Series and Telemovies / Miniseries categories.
Three ABC comedies Randy & Sammy J in Ricketts Lane, Mad as Hell and Please Like Me are in contention in the Comedy category against Stan’s No Activity and The Family Law from SBS.
The Awards recognise excellence in 11 categories of film, television and interactive productions.
as the only awards voted by production businesses working in the industry.
“The Awards acknowledge the creation of outstanding screen content across various mediums, the incredible contribution of our Production Businesses, and the people behind them,” said CEO of Screen Producers Australia, Matthew Deaner. “We look forward to celebrating with all the finalists and industry in November.”
TV and related nominees:
Drama Series Production
Cleverman, Goalpost Pictures
Love Child Series 3, Playmaker Media
Rake Season 4, Essential Media and Entertainment
The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 4, December Media
Wanted, Matchbox Pictures and R & R Productions
Wentworth Series 4, FremantleMedia Australia
Telemovie or Mini Series Production
Barracuda, Matchbox Pictures
Mary: Making of a Princess, FremantleMedia Australia
Secret City, Matchbox Pictures
The Kettering Incident, Porchlight Films and Sweet Potato Films
Wolf Creek, Screentime
Comedy Series Production
Mad As Hell Series 6, ITV Studios Australia
No Activity, Jungle
Please Like Me Season 3, Guesswork Television
Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane, Sticky Pictures
The Family Law, Matchbox Pictures
Light Entertainment Series Production
Bondi Rescue Season 11, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
Grand Designs Australia Season 6, FremantleMedia Australia
Gruen, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
HackLive: Australians On Series, Essential Media and Entertainment
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Guesswork Television
Reality Series Production
Dancing With The Stars Series 15, FremantleMedia Australia
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, ITV Studios Australia
The Great Australian Bake Off, FremantleMedia Australia
The Real Housewives of Melbourne Series 3, Matchbox Pictures
The X Factor Series 6, FremantleMedia Australia
Children’s Series Production
Bushwhacked! Bugs, Mint Pictures
In Children’s Series Production
Exchange Student Zero, Created by Bogan, Produced by Fragrant Gumtree
Mako – Island of Secrets Season 3, Jonathan M Shiff Productions
Ready For This, Werner Film Productions
Tomorrow When the War Began, Ambience Entertainment
Series Documentary Production
Afghanistan: Inside Australia’s War, Essential Media and Entertainment
Hitting Home, In Films
Keeping Australia Alive, ITV Studios Australia
Revolution School, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
Streets of Your Town, Mint Pictures
Single Documentary Production
Call Me Dad, Media Stockade
Motorkite Dreaming, Intafusion Films
Remembering the Man, Waterbyrd Filmz
Strictly Jewish, Mint Pictures
The Goddam Election! With John Safran, Princess Pictures
Two Comedy Showroom projects Ronny Chieng: International Student by Sticky Pictures and The Future is Expensive by Goalpost Pictures have nods in the Short Film category. A Little Lunch app by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation is nominated in the Interactive category.
Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows by Matchbox Pictures also has a feature film nomination.
An announcement will be made in the coming months regarding the Individual and Business Awards.
Winners will be announced at the Screen Producers Australia Awards on Thursday 17 November during the Screen Forever conference.