28 October 2016
The Victorian screenwriters behind television programs Barracuda, Please Like Me and the upcoming feature film Ali's Wedding were among those honoured at the 2016 AWGIE Awards.
Since 1967 the Australian Writers' Guild has presented the AWGIE Awards to recognise and reward excellence in performance writing – from feature films, to theatre, radio and TV programs and interactive media.
Victorian winners in 2016 include:
- Barracuda - Blake Ayshford and Belinda Chayko (Television Miniseries - Adaptation)
- Neighbours: Episode 7202 - Jason Herbison (Television - Serial)
- The Weekly with Charlie Pickering: 'Halal Certification' and 'Stadium Naming Rights' - Gerard McCulloch with Charlie Pickering (Comedy - Sketch or Light)
- Please Like Me: Season 3, 'Pancakes with Faces' - Josh Thomas and Liz Doran (Comedy - Situation or Narrative)
- Ali's Wedding - Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami (Feature Film - Original)
- Mary, Mary - Penelope Chai and Adam Spellicy (Monte Miller Award - Long Form)
Judged solely by writers, the AWGIE Awards are judged on the written script – the writer's intention rather than the finished product.