Mel Gibson's WWII epic Hacksaw Ridge has taken out the award for best original feature film at the annual Australian Writers' Guild awards.
Lionâ€™s Luke Davies and Hacksaw Ridgeâ€™s Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan have won the major feature film prizes at the AWGIEs, the annual awards presented by the Australian Writersâ€™ 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 Aliâ€™s Wedding last year. The latter opens nationally next week.