The British Screenwriters' Awards 2016

The Third British Screenwriters’ Awards took place in September 2015.  The Nominations are listed below with winners in red.


Outstanding Newcomer for British Television Writing

  • Doctor Foster by Mike Bartlett
  • Black Work by Matt Charman
  • The Night Manager by David Farr
  • Partners in Crime by Zinnie Harris / Claire Wilson

Best British TV Drama Writing

  • Jericho by David Ramage / Steve Thompson /
  • Chris Dunlop / Caroline Henry
  • This is England 90 by Shane Meadows / Jack Thorne
  • Peaky Blinders by Steven Knight
  • Penny Dreadful by John Logan / Andrew Hinderaker
  • Murdered By My Father by Vinay Patel

Outstanding Newcomer for British Feature Film Writing

  • Kill Your Friends by John Niven
  • Carol by Phyllis Nagy
  • The Danish Girl by Lucina Coxon
  • My Name is Emily by Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Macbeth by Jacob Koskoff / Michael Lesslie / Todd Louiso

Best Crime Writing on Television (Series/Single Drama)

  • Lucky Man by James Allen / Rachel Anthony / Neil Biswas / Stephen Gallagher / Ben Schiffer / Alan Westaway
  • No Offence by Paul Abbott / Paul Tomalin / Jimmy Dowdall / Mark Greig / Jack Lothian
  • Luther by Neil Cross by
  • The Night Manager by David Farr
  • Marcella by Marston Bloom / Mark Greig / Ben Harris / Hans Rosenfeldt

Best Comedy Writing on Television

  • Chewing Gum by Michaela Coel
  • Stag by Jim Field Smith / George Kay
  • Siblings by Keith Akushie / Daran Johnson / Joe Parham / Lucien Young
  • Car Share by Peter Kay / Paul Coleman / Sian Gibson / Tim Reid
  • Catastrophe by Rob Delaney / Sharon Horgan

Best British Children’s Television

  • Hetty Feather by the Writing Team
  • Thunderbirds are Go by the Writing Team
  • The Dumping Ground by the Writing Team
  • Dangermouse by the Writing Team
  • Sarah and Duck by Benjamin Thomas Cook / Sarah Gomes Harris

Best British Feature Film Writing

  • Brooklyn by Nick Hornby
  • Legend by Brian Helgeland
  • The Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett
  • Suffragette by Abi Morgan
  • 45 Years by Andrew Haigh

Lifetime Achievement

  • Simon Fitzmaurice

Create50 Awards
The Impact 50 Best Screenplay

  • More by Phil Charles
  • Sing Mummy by Tracey Parsons
  • Silent Ruin by Chris Vanderhorst
  • Without Sin by Kerry Dye
  • Meet Anne by Tyler Pierreson

Create50 Awards
Twisted 50 Best Story

  • Five Days by Susan Bodnar
  • Shenanigans by Chris Jeal
  • The Sugar Loaf and The Red Shoes by Marie Gethins
  • The Beholder by Stephanie Wessell
  • The Audition Altar by Leo Robertson