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Winners

2019 winner (Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Writing) y separately published work icon Nanette Hannah Gadsby , ( dir. Jon Olb et. al. )agent 2017 Australia : Guesswork Television , 2018 14175539 2017 single work drama

'Nanette, Hannah’s masterpiece, saw the adored comedian take home Australia’s most prestigious comedy award ‘The Barry’ for Best Show at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

'The world claims to celebrate individuality but Hannah Gadsby knows from experience that this is folly. All the cool kids are normal. Hannah has always dreamt of being a cool kid but she has had to accept that, just like her childhood dream of being a dog, normal is just not possible for her. Over the past year, Hannah decided to embrace solitude, determined to see what harvest may come from nurturing her left field life. And what a strange little harvest, as her new show Nanette will attest.

'This is a show about learning how you can thrive as a “not normal” because Hannah’s year of gentle exile did not just see her harvest silly projects like making homemade jam and adopting a “blue clothes only” policy. It also gave her a strength she badly needed, when she observed with increasing horror the same sex marriage debates begin to hit all the same sickening notes she’d heard as a teenager in the 1990s when Tasmania resisted the decriminalisation of homosexuality.  

'At the beginning of 2017 Hannah announced that she would be retiring from the comedy world. As one of Australia’s most applauded and beloved comedians, don’t miss your chance to be spellbound by the inner workings of Hannah’s unique mind while you can.'  (Publication summary)

2015 winner (Kids : Series) form y separately published work icon Nowhere Boys The Lost Boys Craig Irvin , Rhys Graham , Elise McCredie , Roger Monk , Polly Staniford , Shanti Gudgeon , Giula Sandler , David Hannam , Pete McTighe , John Ridley , Blake Ayshford , ( dir. Peter Carstairs et. al. )agent Australia : Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2013 Z1917831 2013 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy 'Four boys get lost in the forest, and discover, when they return home, that they have returned to an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.' (Source: Screen Australia)
1988 winner (Children and Young People) form y separately published work icon Captain Johnno Rob George , ( dir. Mario Andreacchio ) 1988 Z991747 1988 single work film/TV children's Johnno, a young deaf boy who is having problems at home and school, leaves his coastal town and rows out to a deserted island in his dinghy. The town organises a search party to find him.
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