Home and Away writer Sam Meikle has once again emerged victorious from the annual AWGIE awards.
The 43rd annual AWGIE’ss, held last night in Melbourne, are the Australian Writers
Guild’ss much respected accolades for excellence in screen, television,
stage and radio writing. The awards are based solely on the writer’ss original intentions in the script, as opposed to the final product seen on screen.
The Television Serial award, which H&A has won for the sixth year running, was awarded to Episode 5068 – which saw Miles Copeland say goodbye to the spirit of his dead daughter ‘sRabbit’s.
Competition was not too fierce for the show however, with H&A receiving three of the four nominations for the category (the other episodes being Episode 4917 and Episode 5003), with a Neighbours episode making up the final entry.
This is the third AWGIE (out of seven nominations for various shows) to be awarded to Sam Meikle, having already won for H&A in 2006 for Episode 4121 (Flynn’ss Death), and in 2007 for Episode 4212 (Jack & Martha’ss Wedding aftermath).