Little J and Big Cuz, Mustangs FC, Space Nova Writers Receive AWGIE Awards
Writers Erica Glynn, Magza Wozniak and Thomas Duncan-Watt have received prizes for their children’s scripts at the 53rd annual AWGIE Awards.
Erica Glynn received the Most Outstanding Script in the “Children’s Television – ‘P’ Classification (Preschool – Under 5 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed” category for Little J and Big Cuz – Series 2, Episode 10: ‘Goodbye Swooper’.
In a joint nominee response from Erica Glynn, Beck Cole and Dot West on behalf of Little J and Big Cuz’s writing team, West said: “The winners are Little J and Big Cuz, and all the koolangkas, all our children, who inspire us to put on our little kid head-brains [and] write stories for them that matter.”
Cole and West received AWGIE nominations in the same category for Little J and Big Cuz – ‘Episode 13: Finding Home’ and ‘Episode 1: Desert Camp’ respectively.
Mustangs FC – Series 3 writer Magda Wozniak picked up the AWGIE Award for Most Outstanding Script in the “Children’s Television – ‘C’ Classification (Children’s – 5-14 Years), Original or Adapted, Animated or Performed” category for the final episode of the series, titled ‘Mustangs Forever and Ever’.
Upon accepting the award, she said: “It was my great privilege to write for Mustangs FC. I would like to thank Rachel Davis and Amanda Higgs for creating something so special, a show that truly elevates young women, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Thomas Duncan-Watt received the AWGIE Award for Most Outstanding Script in the Animation category for Space Nova: ‘Ghost Station’.
Space Nova marks Thomas’s third AWGIE Award win, having received an Australian Writers' Guild award for Beat Bugs in 2019 and The Deep in 2017. The Space Nova team received two nominations in this year’s AWGIE Animation category; Charlotte Rose Hamlyn was also a finalist for the episode “Black Hamster”.
The AWGIE Awards recognise excellence in writing for stage and screen. The awards are given by writers to writers, judged solely on the written script. The ACTF congratulates all the 2020 AWGIE award recipients,
Little J & Big Cuz - Season 2 is a Ned Lander Media production for NITV and the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia, in association with NITV. Financed with support from the ABC with Film Victoria, Screen Tasmania and the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The ACTF distributes Little J and Big Cuz internationally.
Mustangs FC is a Matchbox Pictures production with major investment from ABC and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria. Produced by Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis. International sales handled by NBCU International Distribution. The ACTF provides educational resources for Mustangs FC - Series 1 and 2.
Space Nova is a SLR production for SUPER RTL, ABC ME and the NINE Network. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Giggle Garage. Financed with support from Create NSW. The ACTF provides educational resources for the series.