ABC shows including Seven Types of Ambiguity, Rosehaven, Fancy Boy, Streets of Your Town were amongst winners at the 50th Australian Writers’ Guild Awards in Sydney last night.
Deep Water won the Telemovie / Miniseries category and Home and Away took out the Serial category.
The big winner on the night was Leah Purcell taking out 3 awards including the David Williamson Prize for her stage play The Drover’s Wife.
Andrew Knight was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Julian Morrow received the Fred Parsons Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy and writer Kelly Lefever received the Richard Lane Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the AWG.
Hacksaw Ridge and Lion were both feature film winners.
AWGIEs are based on script alone, submitted by members of the Guild.
TV and related categories (winners in bold):
Television – Series Or Miniseries (More Than 4 Hours Duration)
Janet King: ‘Playing Advantage’ – Greg Haddrick
Seven Types of Ambiguity: ‘Alex’ – Jacquelin Perske
The Wrong Girl: Episode 3 – Michael Lucas
Wentworth: ‘Seeing Red’ – Pete McTighe
Television – Telemovie Or Miniseries (Less Than 4 Hours Duration)
Deep Water – Kris Wyld and Kym Goldsworthy
High Life – Glen Dolman
Hoges: Part 1 – Keith Thompson
Television – Serial
Home and Away: Episode 6510 – Faith McKinnon
Neighbours: Episode 7414 – Sam Meikle
Neighbours: Episode 7477 – Sue Hore
Neighbours: Episode 7492 – Peter Mattessi
Comedy – Situation Or Narrative
No Activity: ‘Silent Night’ – Trent O’Donnell
Please Like Me: ‘Burrito Bowl’ – Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward and Liz Doran
Rosehaven: Episode 4 – Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola
Rosehaven: Episode 6 – Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola
Comedy – Sketch Or Light Entertainment
Fancy Boy: ‘Three Wishes’ – Declan Fay and Anne Edmonds with John Campbell, Stuart Daulman, Greg Larsen, Jonathan Schuster and Henry Stone
Sammy J’s Playground Politics – Sam McMillan and Chris McDonald with James Pender
Suspect Moustache: Episode 1 – Fabian Lapham
Children’s Television – P Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years)
Digby Dragon: ‘Mungo’s Flight School’ – Tim Bain
Guess How Much I Love You: ‘Little White Fawn’ – Melanie Alexander
Hoot Hoot Go!: ‘Giggle Fangs is Too Good at Hoot and Seek’ – Wendy Hanna
Children’s Television – C Classification (Children’s – 5–14 Years)
Oh Yuck!: ‘Gastrov Flatulinsky’ – Timothy Lee
The Deep: ‘Beware the Sentinels’ – Thomas Duncan-Watt
The Deep: ‘Finn Comes Aboard’ – Rachel Spratt
The Skinners: ‘Carpathian Cook Book’ – David Witt
Counterfeit Cat: ‘Room of Panic’ – Tim Bain
Motown Magic: ‘My Girl’ – John Armstrong
Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong: ‘Adventures in Holo Sitting’ – Charlotte Rose Hamlyn
Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong: ‘Happy Birthday Dear Dark Lord’ – Thomas Duncan-Watt
Documentary – Public Broadcast Or Exhibition
Paris or the Bush: ‘The Story of the Cods’ – Wayne Groom with Carolyn Bilsborow
Streets of Your Town: Episode 2 – Sally Aitken
The Panther Within – Edoardo Crismani