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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.

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