Tony Briggs i(6 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Tony Briggs is a playwright and actor who has appeared on stage in many productions such as Stolen and Yanagai! Yanagai!, Corrugation Road' and 'Jandamarra' as well as on film in Australian Rules and Joey.

Briggs is the son of Laurel Robinson, a member of the singing group 'The Sapphires' on whom Briggs based his stage show The Sapphires.

Personal Awards

Awards for Works

The Sapphires 2012 single work film/TV 'Gail, Cynthia, Julie and Kay are sexy, black, young and talented - and they've never set foot outside Australia. Until, in the chaos of 1968, they're plucked from the obscurity of a remote Aboriginal mission, branded as Australia's answer to The Supremes, and - grasping the chance of a lifetime - dropped into the jungles of Vietnam to entertain the troops.' Source: www.encoremagazine.com.au/ (Sighted 26/09/2011).
2013 winner AFCA Film Awards Best Film
2013 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Film of the Year
2012 winner AWGIE Awards Film Award Adaptation
2012 shortlisted The Age Critics' Award for Best Australian Feature
2012 winner AWGIE Awards Major Award
2012 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Film
2012 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
My Place 2009-2011 series - publisher film/TV children's historical fiction My Place, based on the award-winning book My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is a thirteen-part drama series that tells the story of one house in South Sydney through the experiences of the children who live there over a 130-year period. My Place aims to show that everyone is part of history and that every place has a story.
2012 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Children's Program
2011 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Children's Television Series For Series Two.
2010 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Children's Television Drama For Series One.
The Sapphires 2004 single work drama

Meet the McCrae sisters - four gorgeous singers from country Victoria whose biggest dream is to become as famous as their Motown idols. It is 1969, and their Supremes cover band is performing in St Kilda's Tiki Club when the sisters are spotted by a talent scout. Soon they are dreaming of fame, fortune and glamorous international careers.

Instead, these Koori divas find themselves in the war zone of Vietnam, entertaining the troops. Based on the true story of his mother's and aunts' showbiz careers, Tony Briggs has created a steamy and swinging medley of the highs and lows of family, love, war and the hottest soul music in the jungle of 'Nam!' Source: /www.bsstc.com.au (Sighted 27/01/2010).

2012 Highly commended The Kate Challis RAKA Award
2010 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Live Production of the Year
2010 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best Musical
2005 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play Nominated for 2004 MTC production.
2005 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
2005 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
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