AWGIE Awards 2021: winners

Writing awards go to Nitram, New Gold Mountain, The Great, Neighbours, The Feed.

The Australian Writers’ Guild announced its annual award winners in an online event last night.

The awards for members are based on script alone.

Amongst the TV wins were New Gold Mountain, The Great, Neighbours, Why Are You Like This? and The Feed.

Stan movie Nitram (pictured) won Best Feature for writer Shaun Grant.

TV Winners in bold:

Television – Series or Miniseries of More Than 4 Hours Duration, Including Original and Adapted Works
Five Bedrooms: Season 2, ‘Twenty-Seven Weeks’ – Michael Lucas with Christine Bartlett
The Great: Season 1, ‘A Pox on Hope’ – Tony McNamara and Gretel Vella
The Great: Season 1, ‘The Beaver’s Nose’ – Tony McNamara
Wakefield: Season 1, Episode 5 – Sam Meikle
Wentworth: Season 8, ‘The Unknown Terrorist’ – Kim Wilson

Television – Telemovie or Miniseries of 4 Hours or Less Duration, Including Original and Adapted Works
A Sunburnt Christmas – Elliot Vella, Gretel Vella and Timothy Walker
New Gold Mountain – Peter Cox, Yolanda Ramke, Benjamin Law, Greg Waters and Pip Karmel

Television – Serial
Home and Away: Episode 7433 – Andrew Gardner
Neighbours: Episode 8328 – Jessica Paine
Neighbours: Episode 8367 – Peter Mattessi
Neighbours: Episode 8498 – Jason Herbison

Comedy – Situation or Narrative
Aftertaste: Season 1, ‘The Beauty and the Terroir’ – Matthew Bate
Fisk: Season 1, ‘Portrait of a Lady’ – Penny Flanagan with Kitty Flanagan
Retrograde: Season 1, Episode 3 – Declan Fay
Why Are You Like This: Season 1, ‘The Pressures of Late Capitalism’ – Mark Bonanno, Naomi Higgins and Humyara Mahbub

Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment
Gruen: Season 12, ‘Tools and Boots for Tools’ – James Colley and Sophie Braham
Reputation Rehab: Season 1, ‘Nick Kyrgios – The Bad Boy of Tennis’ – Sophie Braham with
Kirsten Drysdale, Zoe Norton Lodge and Melina Wicks
The Feed: ‘Comedy Sketches 2020’ – Ben Jenkins, Alex Lee, Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst

Children’s Television – ‘P’ Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed
Kangaroo Beach: Season 1, ‘The Shark Prank’ – Simon Dodd and Tristan Dodd
Pocoyo: Season 4, ‘The Remote Control’ – Lina Foti
The Wonder Gang: Season 1, ‘Are Jellyfish Really Fish?’ – Wendy Hanna

Children’s Television – ‘C’ Classification (Children’s – 5–14 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed
Hardball: Season 2, ‘Matariki’ – Amy Stewart
The Gamers 2037: Season 1, ‘The Decision’ – Hannah Fitzpatrick
The Strange Chores: Season 2, ‘Unmask a Shapeshifter’ – John McGeachin
The Strange Chores: Season 2, ‘Wear a Mech Suit’ – Luke Tierney

Documentary – Public Broadcast (Including VOD) Or Exhibition
Ablaze – Alec Morgan with Tiriki Onus
Firestarter – Nel Minchin and Wayne Blair
Playing With Sharks – Sally Aitken
The Skin of Others – Tom Murray

Space Nova: Season 1, ‘Pamela Barnacle is Alive and Well’ – Melanie Alexander
Space Nova: Season 1, ‘Seaweed Samba’ – John Armstrong

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