AWGIE Awards 2012: nominees

By David Knox on July 11, 2012 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 2

The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced nominees for the 45th AWGIE Awards.

The ABC dominates the television categories with titles including Mabo, The Slap, Agony Uncles, Dance Academy, Lowdown, At Home with Julia, All The Way, Guess How Much I Love You, Laid and Australia on Trial.

For TEN the nominees include Offspring, Good News Week and Neighbours. Nine’s nominees include Beaconsfield, Underbelly: Razor. Seven’s only nominee was Home and Away and Pay TV is represented by Spirited. The sole nominee for Miniseries is yet to be announced.

“The AWGIES are a unique opportunity to celebrate the writers whose stories have shaped our national culture including feature films, theatre, TV series and serials, mini-series, radio, interactive, animation and children’s programs,” says AWG President Jan Sardi. “This rich crop of writers is a sure sign Australia can match it with the best from anywhere in the world when it comes to performance writing, and that’s something to celebrate in this, the 50 year anniversary of the Guild.”

The AWGIE Awards will be held at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday 24 August including announcements of the $25,000 Foxtel Fellowship for excellence in television writing and the $30,000 Kit Denton Disfellowship.

TV Nominees:

TELEMOVIE ORIGINAL
Beaconsfield – Judi McCrossin
Mabo – Susan Smith

TELEVISION MINI-SERIES – ADAPTATION
The Slap – Emily Ballou, Alice Bell, Brendan Cowell, Kris Mrksa with Cate Shortland
Underbelly: Razor – Peter Gawler, Michaeley O’Brien, Felicity Packard and Jeffrey Truman

TELEVISION MINI-SERIES – ORIGINAL
Only one nomination and the winner will be announced on the night.

TELEVISION – SERIES
Spirited: If You See Her Say Hello – Alice Bell
Offspring: Episode 206 – Michael Lucas
Spirited: Living In Oblivion – Ian Meadows
Spirited: I’ll Close My Eyes – Jacquelin Perske

TELEVISION – SERIAL
Home & Away 5437- Louise Bowes
Home & Away 5391 – Fiona Bozic
Neighbours 6231 (Jim’s Death) – Pete McTighe

COMEDY – SKETCH OR LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Good News Week: State Of The Nation – Dave Bloustien, Simon Dodd, Bruce Griffiths, Paul Livingston, Warwick Holt, Mat Blackwell and Ian Simmons
How Green Was My Cactus – Doug Edwards, Lindy Wilson and Shane Edwards (radio)
Agony Uncles: Episode 1 – Adam Zwar

COMEDY – SITUATION OR NARRATIVE
Lowdown: One Fine Gay – Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar with Trudy Hellier
Laid 2: Episode 3 – Marieke Hardy
At Home With Julia: Date Night – Rick Kalowski, Phil Lloyd with Amanda Bishop
At Home With Julia: The Leaker – Rick Kalowski, Phil Lloyd with Amanda Bishop

DOCUMENTARY – PUBLIC BROADCAST
The Curse Of The Gothic Symphony – Anthony Mullins with Randall Wood
All The Way – Anne Delaney with Paul Ham & Toby Cresswell
Australia On Trial: The Mount Rennie Outrage – Katherine Thomson

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – P CLASSIFICATION
Guess How Much I Love You: Favourite Thing – David Evans
Guess How Much I Love You: Follow Me – David Evans
Bananas In Pyjamas: The Snowman – Kevin Nemeth
Guess How Much I Love You: Snowflake – Jane Schneider

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION – C CLASSIFICATION
Dance Academy: A Good Life – Roger Monk & Samantha Strauss
Dance Academy: The Prix de Fonteyn – Samantha Strauss
Dance Academy: The Second – Samantha Strauss

2 Comments »

  1. Gonzo July 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm -

    Danoh, you’re hilarious!

  2. danoh July 11, 2012 at 11:45 am -

    Neighbours has a strong chance of winning this year – Jim’s death was a really well written episode. Good luck to Pete McTighe and the writing team!

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