Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola and Anne Edmonds win big at the 2017 AWGIE Awards

Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola and Anne Edmonds win big at the 2017 AWGIE Awards

Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola and Anne Edmonds have taken home a gong at the 50th annual Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards.

The AWGIE Awards recognise and reward excellence in performance writing. In the years since their inception, the list of AWGIE winners have included writers whose stories have shaped Australian culture including feature films, theatre, TV series and serials, miniseries and children’s animated programs. 

McGregor and Pacquola took away the award for the ‘Comedy – Situation or Narrative’ category for their work on Rosehaven, edging out Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward and Liz Doran's writing for Please Like Me, and Trent O’Donnell's for No Activity.

The win for Rosehaven follows the news that the show will be returning for a second season on the ABC later this year, alongside launching in the US with SundanceTV. 

Furthermore, in the ‘Comedy - Sketch or Light Entertainment’ category, Anne Edmonds walked away victorious for the episode ‘Three Wishes’ of Fancy Boy, which was co-written with Declan Fay, John Campbell, Stuart Daulman, Greg Larsen, Jonathan Schuster and Henry Stone. 

For the full list of winners, please visit their website

Congratulations Luke, Celia and Anne!