WGSA Muse Awards 2016


The third Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) Muse Awards took place on Saturday night, 2 April 2016, at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto. It was attended by leading figures and industry insiders in the South African film and television industry, as well as representatives from headline sponsors, MNET, gold sponsors SABC and NFVF, and our award sponsor, Gauteng Film Commission.

The audience was entertained by Bongani_Drama Nomcweya joking about overcoming writer s block. The entertainment of the evening was the talented duo, Lizanne Breedt and Donnavan Von Der Vaylle, singer and poet, Jessica Mbangeni and her band, and the legendary, Don Laka.

The winners in the various categories are:

Animation / Web Series

Julia Smuts Louw - The Case of the Disappearing Daddy

Feature Film

Trish Malone - Ayanda

Radio Drama

Matthew Kalil - In the Line of Duty

TV Comedy / Sitcom

Both Worlds Writing Team: Karen Jeynes, Chris McEvoy, Angel Campey, Nkuli Sibeko, Thierry Cassuto, and Gilli Apter - Puppet Nation ZA

TV Drama

Paul Ian Johnson - JAB

Stage Play

Richard Harry Nosworthy and Megan Reeks - Number One

Short Film

Eduard Frauenstein - Get a Life

Spec Script

Peter Goldsmid - Love Songs of Nathan J Swirsky

GFCS Top Gauteng Writer

Ty Skosana - Touched

A special service award went to the WGSA Muse Awards creator Harriet Meier in acknowledgement of her outstanding service to the WGSA.
Source: Screen Africa 5 April 2016