AWGIE Awards: 2009 Nominees

By David Knox on June 26, 2009 / Filed Under News 4

saved-62The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the nominees for the 42nd annual AWGIE Awards.

Contenders in the drama series category include Rush, Satisfaction and Carla Cametti PD, while the serials will be fought between Home and Away, Neighbours and Out of the Blue. Saved and Scorched go head to head for the telemovie award while the miniseries nominees are East West 101, The Circuit and False Witness.

Titles competing in comedy include Newstopia, Good News Week and Review with Myles Barlow. ABC kid’s series Zigby has landed all 5 nominations in the P Classification category.

New comedy series Whatever Happened to that Guy? and Review with Myles Barlow are both nominated for the Situation or Narrative Comedy Award with Chandon Pictures and the stage play Poster Girl.

Television nominees:

Children’s Television – C Classification
CJ the DJ – Si’s Slide by John Armstrong
K9 – The Fall of the House of Gryffen by John Armstrong and Shane Krause
Sumo Mouse – Episode 19 – That’s a Sidekick in the Pants by Ray Boseley
Pearlie – Dude Ranch by Stu Connolly

Children’s Television – P Classification
Zigby – Zigby’s Kite by John Armstrong
Zigby – Zigby’s Racing Car by Clare Madsen
Zigby – Zigby and the Midnight Snacker by Gina Roncoli
Zigby – Zigby and the Mango by Suzie Wicks

Documentary – Public Broadcast
How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer by Simon Nasht
First Australians- Episode 1 by Rachel Perkins and Louis Nowra
First Australians- Episode 3 by Louis Nowra with Beck Cole

Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment
How Green Was My Cactus by Doug Edwards and Shane Edwards
Good News Week 2:07 – The 2008 Jet – Sparrow Awards by Dave Bloustien, Simon Dodd, Bruce Griffiths, Warwick Holt and Ian Simmons, with Mat Blackwell, Patrick Cook, Paul Livingston and Celia Pacquola
Newstopia by Stephen Hall and Michael Ward with Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie

Comedy – Situation or Narrative
Poster Girl by Van Badham
Chandon Pictures – A Script is Written by Rob Carlton
Review with Myles Barlow – Episode 3 by Phil Lloyd with Trent O’Donnell
Whatever Happened to that Guy? – Bryan Brown Stole My Life by Brendan Luno and Peter Moon
Whatever Happened to that Guy? – The Book by Doug MacLeod

Television Serial
Neighbours – Episode 5474 by John Davies
Out of the Blue – Episode 4 by Sam Meikle
Neighbours – Episode 5486 by Anthony Morris
Home and Away – Episode 4649 by Sean Nash

Television Series
Rush – Episode 1 by Christopher Lee
Rush – Episode 4 by John O’Brien and Christopher Lee
Satisfaction – Episode 4, Playground by Jo Martino
Carla Cametti PD – Episode 1, To Have and to Hold by Jo Martino and Samantha Winston, additional writing by Liz Doran

Telemovie Original
Saved by Belinda Chayko
Scorched byTim Pye

Television Mini Series Original
East West 101 – Season 2 by Vanessa Bates, Kristen Dunphy, Michael Miller, Michelle Offen, David Ogilvy and Katherine Thomson
False Witness by Peter Gawler
The Circuit – Series 2 by Kelly Lefever and Mitch Torres with Dot West and Wayne Blair

They will be awarded at Doltone House, Sydney on Friday, August 28th.

4 Comments »

  1. blinq June 30, 2009 at 12:05 am -

    Zigby is in tight place, it looks like they owned this round but Newstopia is not looking bad either, a lot of great reviews from this two and viewers are excited to check their duel.

  2. David June 27, 2009 at 12:34 am -

    I’ll have a stab at predicting the winners!

    Children’s Television – C Classification
    - K9 – The Fall of the House of Gryffen by John Armstrong and Shane Krause

    Children’s Television – P Classification
    - Zigby – Zigby’s Kite by John Armstrong

    Documentary – Public Broadcast
    - First Australians- Episode 1 by Rachel Perkins and Louis Nowra

    Comedy – Sketch or Light Entertainment
    - Newstopia by Stephen Hall and Michael Ward with Shaun Micallef and Gary McCaffrie

    Comedy – Situation or Narrative
    - Review with Myles Barlow – Episode 3 by Phil Lloyd with Trent O’Donnell

    Television Serial
    - Home and Away – Episode 4649 by Sean Nash

    Television Series
    - Satisfaction – Episode 4, Playground by Jo Martino

    Telemovie Original
    - Saved by Belinda Chayko

    Television Mini Series Original
    - The Circuit – Series 2 by Kelly Lefever and Mitch Torres with Dot West and Wayne Blair

  3. Matt June 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm -

    When are we going to be seeing Series 2 of East West 101 and the Circuit?? That would be nice!!

  4. Sillygostly June 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm -

    Gooooooooooo Newstopia!!!

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