Nominees announced for the 54th AWGIE Awards

Writers of The Dry, Nitram, Here Out West, The Great and Fisk are among those nominated for the awards for Australian writers for screen and stage.
writers of Here Out West

The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the nominees for the 54th AWGIE Awards which recognise and reward the talents and contributions of Australian writers for the screen and stage. First presented in 1968, the AWGIE Awards are the only writers’ awards judged solely by writers, based on the written script, thereby judging the writer’s intention rather than the finished product.

This year’s winners will be presented via an online ceremony broadcast on Tuesday 7 December 2021, in an event that will be free to watch via YouTube. Awards will be presented across 19 individual categories, including feature film, television, documentary, theatre, audio, animation and children’s television. Individual category winners will be eligible for the Major Award, given to the most outstanding script of the year.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk