FremantleMedia Australia has received an impressive FIVE nominations at the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards, announced this morning by the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Neighbours’ impact on the Australian psyche continues, with three nominations in the Television – Serial category for Sam Meikle, Sue Hore and Peter Mattessi. In the category of Television – Series or Miniseries, Pete McTighe is nominated for his Wentworth episode of Seeing Red; and in the Television – Series or Miniseries (Less than 4 hours), Hoges: Part 1 was given a nod by the judges for Keith Thompson’s script.  

Since 1968 the Australian Writers’ Guild has presented the AWGIE Awards to recognise and reward the talents, triumphs and unique contributions of Australian screen and stage writers to the Australian arts. The AWGIE Awards is the only writers’ awards judged solely by writers, based on the written script – the writer’s intention rather than the finished product.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, this year’s AWGIE Awards will be presented across 19 individual categories including feature film, television, documentary, theatre, animation and interactive media as well as the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, proudly presented by Foxtel.

AWGIE recipients will be announced at the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards on Friday 25 August 2017 in Sydney.

TELEVISION – SERIAL

Neighbours: Episode 7414 – Sam Meikle

Neighbours: Episode 7477 – Sue Hore

Neighbours: Episode 7492 – Peter Mattessi

TELEVISION – SERIES OR MINISERIES (MORE THAN 4 HOURS DURATION)

Wentworth: ‘Seeing Red' – Pete McTighe

TELEVISION – TELEMOVIE OR MINISERIES (LESS THAN 4 HOURS DURATION)

Hoges: Part 1 – Keith Thompson

Media Contact: steven.murphy@fremantlemedia.com.au