Mel Gibson's WWII epic Hacksaw Ridge has taken out the award for best original feature film at the annual Australian Writers' Guild awards.
Lion’s Luke Davies and Hacksaw Ridge’s Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan have won the major feature film prizes at the AWGIEs, the annual awards presented by the Australian Writers’ Guild.
Knight was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sydney ceremony celebrating the 50th AWGIE Awards. His Hacksaw Ridge screenplay had previously won an AACTA and was nominated for a BAFTA. He has previously won AWGIEs for the TV mini-series After The Deluge in 2003, The Water Diviner in 2015 and Ali’s Wedding last year. The latter opens nationally next week.