Winners at the 2010 Australian Writers’ Guild Awards
The winners are in for the 43rd annual AWGIE Awards, celebrating the best of Australian scriptwriting.
The annual Australian Writers' Guild Awards is one night where the talents of the scriptwriters behind our favourite film and television programs are recognised.
At the 2010 awards ceremony held August 20, Australian Writers' Guild President Tim Pye remarked, "Once again the AWGIE Awards have shown that every great Australian production starts with an exceptional script."
The Major AWGIE and the AWGIE for best Feature Film Screenplay (Original) went to David Michôd for his stunning debut film Animal Kingdom. This award joins the slew of accolades and praise Michôd has already received for the crime drama including a prestigious prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Multi-award winning writers David Williamson and Robert Connolly were awarded the AWGIE for Feature Film Screenplay (Adaption) for their searing recreation of the events in Timor in 1975 with Balibo.
In the television categories, Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities took out the Television Mini Series (Adaption) and the Telemovie (Original) award went to Glen Dolman for the recently run biopic Hawke which chronicles the final few weeks former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke was in office.
In the realm of comedy, the hit ABC series - Lowdown: Who's Your Buddy, by the talented Amanda Brotchie and Adam Zwar won the Comedy - Situation or Narrative Award. The team from Good News Week won the gong for Comedy - Sketch or Light Entertainment for The Opening Ceremony 2009.
Picture caption: Actress Laura Wheelwright accepted two gongs on behalf of Animal Kingdom.