The Writers Guild of Ireland has announced the nominees for their 8th annual ZeBBie Awards.
The ZeBBie Awards are annual awards created by the WGI — named in honour of O. Z. Whitehead — to acknowledge the best script(s) written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.
The ones that we are particularly interested in are the Best Feature Film Script, which sees Brendan Heery & Niall Heery’s Gold go up against John Michael McDonagh for Calvary and Terry MacMahon for Patrick’s Day; and Best Short Film Script, which features strong contender (and Oscar nominee) Ronan Blaney for Boogaloo and Graham compete with James Fitzgerald for Skunky Dog and John Kennedy & Ruairí O’Brien for Cutting Grass.
The 8th annual ZeBBie Awards Ceremony, which is hosted by Senator David Norris, takes place from 8pm on Wednesday, May 20th at the Sugar Club on Leeson St in Dublin.
2015 ZeBBie Awards Short-list
|Best Television Script|
|Colin Bateman for Scúp – Series 2, Episode 1|
|Oliver Callan & James Cotter for Callan Kicks the Year|
|Stuart Carolan for Love/Hate – Series 5, Episode 4|
|Best Radio Script|
|Shay Healy & Austin Kenny for Quarks, Quavers and a Pea in the Gods|
|Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan for The Churching of Happy Cullen|
|Daithí McMahon & Fred O’Connor for William Melville: The Queen’s Detective|
|Best Theatre Script|
|Mark O’Rowe for Our Few And Evil Days|
|Noni Stapleton for Charolais|
|Michael West for Conservatory|
|Best Feature Film Script|
|Brendan Heery & Niall Heery for Gold|
|John Michael McDonagh for Calvary|
|Terry McMahon for Patrick’s Day|
|Best Short Film Script|
|Ronan Blaney for Boogaloo and Graham|
|James Fitzgerald for Skunky Dog|
|John Kennedy & Ruairí O’Brien for Cutting Grass|
|Best Game Script|
|Kevin Beimers for Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark|
|Eoghan Dalton & Stephen Kelly for Ship Antics|
|Llaura McGee for Curtain|