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Notes

  • Awarded in several sub-categories which have varied over the life of the Awards. Regular awards are given for a Television Series, a Serial, an Original work for television and an Adaptation specifically for television.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2020

winner (Serial) form y separately published work icon The Heights [Season Two, Episode Seven] Peter Mattessi , ( dir. Renee Webster ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures For Pete's Sake Productions , 2020 20263136 2020 single work film/TV
winner (Series or Mini-series of More than 4 Hours Duration) form y separately published work icon Total Control [Episode 3] Pip Karmel , ( dir. Rachel Perkins ) Australia : Blackfella Films Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2019 20269393 2019 single work film/TV
winner (Telemovie or Mini-series of 4 Hours or Less Duration) form y separately published work icon The Hunting Matthew Cormack , Niki Aken , Matthew Cormack , Sophie Hyde , ( dir. Ana Kokkinos et. al. )agent Adelaide : Closer Productions , 2019 16903484 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'THE HUNTING intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and their families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. When two high school teachers discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers online, the revelation has unbearable consequences for their students and their families. Tackling themes of misogyny, privacy, sexuality and sexualisation, online exploitation, masculinity and gender, the series uses this singular event as a way of exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and offering a vital portrait of contemporary, multicultural Australia.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Year: 2019

winner (Serial) form y separately published work icon Neighbours [Episode 8052] Jason Herbison , ( dir. Kate Kendall ) Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises FremantleMedia Australia , 2019 16957926 2019 single work film/TV
winner (Series or Mini-Series of More than Four Hours' Duration) form y separately published work icon Jack Irish [Episode 2.1] Andrew Knight , ( dir. Mark Joffe ) Australia : Essential Media and Entertainment , 2018 16958262 2018 single work film/TV
winner (Telemovie or Miniseries of Four Hours or Less Duration, including Original and Adapted Works) form y separately published work icon The Cry Jacquelin Perske , ( dir. Glendyn Ivin ) United Kingdom (UK) Australia : Synchronicity Films , 2018 15282238 2018 series - publisher film/TV thriller

Adaptation of Helen FitzGerald's novel of the same name.

When their small child goes missing from their car in an Australian town, the relationship between an Australian man and his English second wife is tested.

Told via flashbacks in a court-ordered meeting with a psychologist.

Year: 2018

winner (Serial) form y separately published work icon Neighbours [Episode 7776] Sarah Walker , ( dir. Chris Adshead ) Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises , 2018 14121445 2018 single work film/TV
winner (Telemovie or Miniseries of 4 Hours or Less Duration, Including Original and Adapted Works.) form y separately published work icon Sunshine Matt Cameron , Elise McCredie , ( dir. Daina Reid ) Australia : Essential Media and Entertainment , 2017 10730914 2017 series - publisher film/TV crime

'When a privileged suburban teen is critically assaulted, the blame is quickly laid on a group of young men from Melbourne’s South Sudanese community – jeopardising the dreams of 18-year-old star basketballer Jacob Chagai. But the truth is never black and white.'

Source: Screen Australia.

winner ('P' Classification) form y separately published work icon Where's Aaron? Erica Glynn , Victoria : Ned Lander Media Australian Children's Television Foundation , 2017 14123698 2017 single work film/TV children's
winner ('C' Classification) form y separately published work icon Flawless Magda Wozniak , ( dir. Corrie Chen ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2017 14124009 2017 single work film/TV

Year: 2017

winner (Serial) form y separately published work icon Home and Away [Episode 6510] Faith McKinnon , ( dir. Ian Gilmour ) Australia : Seven Network , 2016 11395680 2016 single work film/TV
winner (Series or Mini-Series (more than 4 hours' duration)) form y separately published work icon Alex Jacquelin Perske , ( dir. Glendyn Ivin ) Australia : Matchbox Pictures Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2017 11402814 2017 single work film/TV
winner (Telemovie or Miniseries (less than 4 hours' duration)) form y separately published work icon Deep Water Kris Wyld , Kym Goldsworthy , ( dir. Shawn Seet ) Australia : Blackfella Films SBS , 2016 8570264 2016 series - publisher film/TV crime

'Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their sexual identity. All are gay. For the first time Deep Water presents the full account of the gay hate crime epidemic that bloodied Sydney’s coastline. It stirs up old cases in the hope that new evidence will rise to the surface and bring peace and justice to the loved ones left behind..'

Source: Screen Australia.

Year: 2016

winner (Serial) form y separately published work icon Neighbours [Episode 7202] Jason Herbison , ( dir. Declan Eames ) Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises FremantleMedia Australia , 2015 10270505 2015 single work film/TV

Works About this Award

Jimi Bani Up for a Logie 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 18-24 March no. 1057 2013; (p. 9)
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