Monday, November 19, 2007

Guild Award winners

The winners of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2007 were announced at a ceremony hosted by Jeremy Hardy last night at BAFTA.

Before the presentations Guild General Secretary Bernie Corbett pledged support for the 12,000 striking American writers and urged all writers to join the International Day Of Solidarity on 28 November, details of which will be announced soon.

The Guild Award winners were:

Best Videogame Script

Dan Houser and Jacob Krarup - Canis Canem Edit

Best Radio Play

Steve Gooch - McNaughton

Best Original Drama (TV)

Neil McKay - See No Evil: The Moors Murders

Best Soap / Series (TV)

Chris Chibnall, Paul Cornell, Russell T. Davies, Stephen Greenhorn, Steven Moffat, Helen Raynor and Gareth Roberts - Doctor Who, Series 3

Best Comedy / Light Entertainment (TV)

Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche - The Thick of It

Best Play (Theatre)

Gregory Burke - Black Watch

Best Screenplay (Feature Film)

Shane Meadows - This Is England

Other awards presented at the ceremony on Sunday 18 November were:
  • Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Writing - J.K. Rowling
  • A Special Award from the Writers’ Guild’s Books Committee - Alan Brownjohn
  • The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007, Best Screenplay Award, presented by the Writers’ Guild and The List - Matt Greenhalgh (Control)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Alan Plater
The Awards were supported by sponsorship from BBC, ITV and Working Title and the Fisher Organisation.

A full list of Award nominees can be found on the Guild website.

1 comment:

  1. I've been proud of the Guild for a long time, but never more so than last night. Aside from the glitsy, fabulous event, who knew writers scrubbed up so well? What made it even more special was seeing writers honouring other writers with dignity, respect, humour and affection. At a time when writers seem to be fighting the world (or is it vice versa?) it's timely to remember we do a lot of good and very little harm. To cap a perfect evening, Alan Plater was presented with the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. No one deserves it more. Alan's always been an incredible writer and has done more for the Guild than we can ever quantify. But Alan also once said to me that a writer should never be afraid.I think about that often, when my resolve shakes. It was never more apt for writers than it is now.


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