AWG unveils AWGIE nominations

21 June, 2010 by IF

Press release from AWG

The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to announce the nominations for this year’s AWGIE Awards – judged by writers for writers and awarded for excellence.

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The writers of Australia’s best loved stage, screen and radio have been nominated for these coveted awards. They are awards which are given for the script alone, recognising that everything starts with the written word.

AWG President Tim Pye says: ‘Every year, the AWGIE Awards recognise and reward the best of Australia’s performance writers for their contribution to the screen and theatre industries. Often, scriptwriters are the quiet achievers. The AWGIES are a great opportunity for writers to make some real noise and to come together to celebrate the highest standard in Australian scriptwriting.”

Previous AWGIE award winners are in the mix again this year including Katherine Thomson, Greg Haddrick, Doug Macleod and David Williamson AO.

This year the Original Screenplay category features three recently released films including Lou by Belinda Chayko, Beneath Hill 60 by David Roach and Animal Kingdom by David Michôd. The yet to be released Griff the Invisible by Leon Ford is also nominated.

Two scripts from the hit program Underbelly vie for the Television Mini-Series Adaptation. In the Television Serial category the two perennial favourites Home and Away and Neighbours will slog it out for the top gong.

Suzie Miller’s play, Transparency, made possible by the 2008 Kit Denton Fellowship, has been nominated for an AWGIE in the Theatre: Stage category.

The winner of the Major AWGIE Award for most outstanding script of 2010 will also receive the $10,000 Peer Recognition Prize which is proudly sponsored by Copyright Agency Limited.

Other prizes to be announced on the night include the $25,000 FOXTEL Fellowship for excellence in television writing, the $30,000 Kit Denton Fellowship and the $15,000 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction.
The AWGIE Awards are open to AWG members and are the only Australian scriptwriting awards judged solely by writers on the basis of the script.

The 43rd AWGIE Awards will take place in Melbourne on Friday 20 August. Bookings open in July.

NOMINEES FOR THE 2010 AWGIE AWARDS

COMEDY: SITUATION OR NARRATIVE
The Jesters – Hard Time Getting Soft by Kevin Brumpton and Angus Fitzsimons
Lowdown – Who’s Your Baddy? by Amanda Brotchie and Adam Zwar
30 Seconds – Invisible Fault Lines by Timothy Bullock, Justin Drape and Scott Nowell

COMEDY: SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Good News Week – The 2009 Sauce Bottle Awards by Dave Bloustien, Simon Dodd, Bruce Griffiths,Warwick Holt, Paul Livingston and Ian Simmons
Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation: Episode 16 by Stephen Hall and Michael Ward with Shaun Micallef

DOCUMENTARY: PUBLIC BROADCAST
Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia by John Hughes
Addicted to Money – Episode 2 by Simon Nasht with David McWilliams
Darwin by Katherine Thomson

DOCUMENTARY: CORPORATE & TRAINING
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

RADIO: ORIGINAL
The Violin Player by Catherine Fargher
Dark Paradise by Noëlle Janaczewska
Kasa Por Yarn by Simon Luckhurst
Killing Oleander by Stephanie McCarthy

RADIO: ADAPTATION
Mrs Macquarie’s Cello by Donna Abela
Lines in the Sand by Simon Luckhurst

THEATRE: STAGE
The Dark Room by Angela Betzien
And No More Shall We Part by Tom Holloway
Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd by Lally Katz
Transparency by Suzie Miller
The Book of Everything by Richard Tulloch

THEATRE: MUSIC THEATRE
Call Girl the Musical by Tracy Harvey and Doug Macleod
Rembrandt’s Wife by Sue Smith

THEATRE: COMMUNITY & YOUTH THEATRE
Night Breakfast by Merillee Moss
Bustown by Lachlan Philpott

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION: P CLASSIFICATION
Bananas in Pyjamas – Bird Song by John Armstong
Penelope K, By the Way – Why Do Elephants Have Trunk by Melanie Alexander
Bananas in Pyjamas (animated series) ‘The Little Fish’ by Kevin Nemeth

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION: C CLASSIFICATION
Lockie Leonard – Crimes of the Heartless by Shelley Birse
Dance Academy – Growing Pains by Sarah Lambert
My Place – 1958 – Michaelis by Tim Pye
Dance Academy – Turning Points by Greg Waters

TELEVISION: MINI SERIES ADAPTATION
Underbelly: The Golden Mile by Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick, Kris Mrksa and Felicity Packard
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities by Peter Gawler, Greg Haddrick, Kris Mrksa and Felicity Packard

TELEVISION: SERIAL
Home and Away Ep 4917 by Fiona Bozic
Home and Away EP 5003 by Phil Lloyd
Home and Away Ep 5068 by Sam Meikle
Neighbours Ep 5782 by Rene Zandveld

TELEVISION: SERIES
Rush Ep 210 – Armoured Car by David Caesar and Adam Todd
Rush Ep 208 – Boy in the Bush by Michelle Offen
Spirited – The Man Who Fell To Earth by Jacquelin Perske
Rush Ep 222 – Water by Adam Todd

TELEMOVIE ORIGINAL
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

INTERACTIVE
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

SHORT FILM
Just Desserts by Gillian Bartlett
The Not So Great Eugene Green – Michael Hill
A Parachute Falling in Siberia – Ian Meadows and Sarah Shaw
Stuffed by Magdalena Wozniak

FEATURE FILM: SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION
Creation by John Collee
Balibo by David Williamson AO and Robert Connolly

FEATURE FILM: SCREENPLAY ORIGINAL
Lou by Belinda Chayko
Griff the Invisible by Leon Ford
Animal Kingdom by David Michôd
Beneath Hill 60 by David Roach

MONTE MILLER AWARDS

MONTE MILLER AWARD: SHORT FORM
Golden Girl by Holly Alexander
Stop 39 by Irina Goundortseva
From Halfway There, With Love by Mandy McCarthy
The Ball by Andrew Slattery

MONTE MILLER AWARD: LONG FORM
Chrome by Jonathan Empson
Burn by James Melchior
Death by Shark by Heidi Regan
Weightless by Eliesha Steel
Sleepwalker by Matt Wheeldon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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