The Code has received 3 nominations for the 2016 AACTA Awards! The production is nominated for Best Television Drama Series, with Ashley Zukerman nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama series – the award he also received for series 1 of The Code. Director Shawn Seet has been nominated for Best Direction in a Television Drama for Episode 1 – an award he also received for series 1 of The Code.
The credit goes to the incredible cast and crew of the production!
Click Here to see the full list of the television nominees.
“Shelley Birse, one of Australia’s leading screenwriters, has won this year’s top writing award at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 49th Annual AWGIE Awards, for the second season of the ABC’s cyber-thriller, The Code.
The Code also received the AWGIE Award for the Television: Miniseries – Original category. The first season of The Code took out the Major Award in 2014, and this year’s award makes it the only series in history to have been recognised by two Major Awards for both of its seasons.”
More than 25 Australian writers have been honoured at this year’s Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Awards which were hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Friday night, 14 October 2016.
President of the Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG), Jan Sardi, said that at a time when television is experiencing a global renaissance on an epic scale the Annual AWGIE Awards are a way of honouring the world-class talent of Australian screenwriters and playwrights.”
Click Here to view the full article by the Australian Writers Guild and to see the full list of winners.
Click Here to catch up on series 2 of The Code – all episodes are available on iview until this Thursday 20 October.
Network Ten is delighted to announce the highly anticipated new contemporary drama, The Wrong Girl, premieres 8.30 Wednesday 28 September.
Based on the hit book by Zoë Foster Blake, The Wrong Girl follows the life of 29-year-old breakfast television producer Lily Woodward, played byJessica Marais. Like everyone, Lily wants a life rich in romance, a dynamic career and a happy family, but getting there is complicated.
Jessica Marais said: “I’m thrilled to bring the character of Lily Woodward to life. She is fun, confident, determined, quick to react and disarmingly charismatic. I hope audiences love her as much as I do.
“It has been a pleasure working with the exceptional cast and crew, and I’m incredibly proud to be involved in this fresh and exciting new drama”.
Joining Jessica is a stellar cast including Craig McLachlan, Kerry Armstrong, Madeleine West, Hamish Blake, Doris Younane, Steve Vizard, Rob Collins, Ian Meadows, Hayley Magnus, Kevin Harrington, Leah Vandenberg, Christie Whelan Browne, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, David Woods andCecelia Peters.
Network Ten Head of Drama, Rick Maier, said: “We’ve waited years to find the right vehicle for Jessica Marais, and it’s a great joy to welcome her to TEN.
“If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the scenes on a morning breakfast show, then this is the show for you. The Wrong Girl is fresh, funny, romantic and – we hope – does justice to Zoë Foster Blake’s brilliant book.
Author Zoë Foster Blake said: “Having your novel made into a TV show is one thing, but having the very best writers, cast and crew create that TV show, and for it to air on Network Ten, well, that’s another thing entirely. I can’t wait for Australia to see The Wrong Girl. It and Jessica Marais in particular are everything I hoped for: funny, heartfelt, relevant and authentic.”
The Wrong Girl is for anyone who has diligently played by the rules, only to realise everyone else is playing a different game.
The Wrong Girl premieres 8.30 Wednesday September 28 on TEN