AWGIE winners announced

27 Aug 2012

Awards ceremony held in Sydney

The Australian Writers’ Guild announced the winners of the 45th annual AWGIE Awards at a function in Sydney last Friday night. The winning scripts are:


In the cateogory of 'stage':

Silent Disco by Lachlan Philpott

The other nominees were:

Porn. Cake by Vanessa Bates

10 000 Beers by Alex Broun 

Man In The Middle by Ron Elisha

Neighbourhood Watch by Lally Katz 


For 'children's theatre':

Snow On Mars by Richard Tulloch with Kim Carpenter and Gale Edwards


The other nominees were:

Love by Finegan Kruckemeyer

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing by Finegan Kruckemeyer


For 'community theatre':  

The Sadness Of Mister Saisson by Chris Thompson


The other nominees were:

Behind The Cane by Margery Forde and Michael Forde  

The Boy With The Longest Shadow by Finegan Kruckemeyer  

Cyberbile by Alana Valentine


For 'radio play - original broadcast':  

Random Red by Noëlle Janaczewska 


The other nominees were:

Paper Moon by Clementine Bendle-Thompson

Grinning At The Lid by Paul Livingston


For 'radio play - adaptation' (only one nominee):

Aurora's Lament by Donna Abela


Meanwhile, Angela Betzien was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Kit Denton Disfellowship, which honours 'courageous' writing.

In the film and television categories, Keith Thompson and Tony Briggs were big winners, grabbing both the major award and a best adaptation gong for their film version of Briggs's stage musical The Sapphires.

And Sue Smith won the telemovie category with her script for Mabo. 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!


Click here for a list of previous AWGIE Award winners available on

More info about the award can be found here, at the Australian Writers' Guild's website.

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