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Winners

2007 winner Vicki Saylor For Best Supporting Actress.
2000 winner Best Film form y separately published work icon Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta , ( dir. Kate Woods ) Australia : Robyn Kershaw Productions , 2000 Z1795269 2000 single work film/TV young adult (taught in 2 units)

'Nonna Katia, Christina and Josie are three generations of Italian-Australian women living together in a hothouse atmosphere of love, support...and drama on an operatic scale.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 23/10/2012)

2000 winner Best Adapted Screenplay form y separately published work icon Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta , ( dir. Kate Woods ) Australia : Robyn Kershaw Productions , 2000 Z1795269 2000 single work film/TV young adult (taught in 2 units)

'Nonna Katia, Christina and Josie are three generations of Italian-Australian women living together in a hothouse atmosphere of love, support...and drama on an operatic scale.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 23/10/2012)

1996 winner Best Television Mini Series or Telefeature form y separately published work icon Blue Murder Ian David , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Sydney : Southern Star Entertainment ABC Television , 1995 Z1359650 1995 series - publisher film/TV detective crime (taught in 1 units) This two part mini-series is based on the events that led to the Wood Royal Commission on Police Corruption in New South Wales (1996). It focuses on both the intricacies of corruption in the police force and the sometimes Byzantine behaviour and 'moral' codes of the organised crime world. Roger Rogerson, a larrikin detective with an egalitarian, blokey demeanour, builds a lucrative alternative career based on bribery, drug money, and murder. He join forces Arthur 'Neddy' Smith, one of Australia's most notorious underworld thugs who, by being the conduit between the police and the criminal underworld, has built an extensive drug empire in Australia. Their activities are threatened when a young police officer declines a bribe offered to him by the police chief. His refusal to engage in illegal activities results in an escalating war, with police and criminals committing increasingly desperate and murderous acts.
1996 winner Best Screenplay in a TV Drama form y separately published work icon Blue Murder Ian David , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Sydney : Southern Star Entertainment ABC Television , 1995 Z1359650 1995 series - publisher film/TV detective crime (taught in 1 units) This two part mini-series is based on the events that led to the Wood Royal Commission on Police Corruption in New South Wales (1996). It focuses on both the intricacies of corruption in the police force and the sometimes Byzantine behaviour and 'moral' codes of the organised crime world. Roger Rogerson, a larrikin detective with an egalitarian, blokey demeanour, builds a lucrative alternative career based on bribery, drug money, and murder. He join forces Arthur 'Neddy' Smith, one of Australia's most notorious underworld thugs who, by being the conduit between the police and the criminal underworld, has built an extensive drug empire in Australia. Their activities are threatened when a young police officer declines a bribe offered to him by the police chief. His refusal to engage in illegal activities results in an escalating war, with police and criminals committing increasingly desperate and murderous acts.
1994 winner Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source form y separately published work icon The Sum of Us David Stevens , ( dir. Geoff Burton et. al. )agent Australia : Hal McElroy Southern Star , 1994 Z872630 1994 single work film/TV

Set in Sydney, The Sum of Us explores the relationship between Harry, a charming, beer-drinking, down-to-earth widower, and Jeff, his gay son. Harry is the caring 'mate' whose open-mindedness borders on being annoying. Jeff unsuccessfully searches for love with the unwanted guidance of his father.

1992 winner Best Screenplay in a TV Drama form y separately published work icon Brides of Christ Sue Smith , John Alsop , ABC Television (publisher), ( dir. Ken Cameron ) 1991 Australia : Roadshow Coote and Carroll ABC Television , 1991 Z1730526 1991 series - publisher film/TV

Brides of Christ is set in the mid-1960s, a time when the Catholic Church and its followers were struggling with the changing face of the Church, including the death of the Pope and the controversial issues of abortion and contraception. Told in six parts, the narrative follows Diane, a young woman who has walked away from her fiancé to join a convent after being sure she has a calling to the faith. Diane is forced to face her own demons, however, and eventually has to decide whether she can teach what the Church preaches, or if it's simply impossible for her to reconcile all the contradictions of the faith and uphold her vow of obedience.

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