Battlefield 1 and Hellblade Nominated for Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards

December 5, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

Writers Guild of Great Britain Awards

Two popular PlayStation 4 titles have been nominated for Best Writing in a Video Game at the 2018 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards. Both Battlefield 1 and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are up for the prestigious award, which will be given out January 15, 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians in central London. Also up for the award is Mike Bithell for his work on Subsurface Circular (PC).

“I am enormously pleased and proud of the Writers’ Guild Award shortlists announced today,” said Writers’ Guild of Great Britain President Olivia Hetreed. “They represent the best of British writing by the best writers across the full range of dramatic and comic writing. And they are all selected by working writers in their own field. It is that judgement by your peers that makes these Awards unique and uniquely special to the winners.”

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Writing in a Video Game
Battlefield 1 (Steven Hall, Zachary Betka, Mark Bristol, Matt Gibbs, Justin Villiers, Andrew Robertshaw and Steven Bigras), Hellblade:  Senua’s Sacrifice (Tameem Antoniades), Subsurface Circular (Mike Bithell)

Best Long Form TV Drama
Bang, Episode 1 (Roger Williams), Line of Duty, Series 4 (Jed Mercurio), Taboo (Chips Hardy, Steven Knight, Ben Hervey and Emily Ballou)

Best Short Form TV Drama
Three Girls (Nicole Taylor), Waiting for Andre (Neil Forsyth), The Witness for the Prosecution (Sarah Phelps)

Best Long Running TV Series
Coronation Street, Episode 9251 (Damon Alexis-Rochefort), Emmerdale, Episode 7699 “Inside the Mind of Dementia” (Maxine Alderton), Holby City, Series 19, Episode 2 “Rocket Man” (Peter Mattessi) 

Best TV Situation Comedy
This Country (Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper), Back (Simon Blackwell), Inside No. 9 “The Bill” (Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith)                                                                                                                            

Best Children’s TV Episode
Counterfeit Cat “Room of Panic” (Tim Bain), Counterfeit Cat “Sardonians of the Galaxy” (Ciaran Murtagh and Andrew Jones), The Worst Witch “The Mists of Time” (Nick Leather)

Best Radio Drama
Romance Is Dead (Ben Lewis), The Things We Never Said (Ming Ho), Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola, Season 3, Money “Reap” (Lavinia Murray)

Best Radio Comedy
Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy “A Day In October” (Sarah Kendall), John Finnemore’s Double Acts, Series 2, Episode 4 “Penguin Diplomacy” (John Finnemore), Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Series 3, Episode 1 “Tarquin and the Tiny Studio” (Kevin Eldon, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris)

Best Screenplay
Miss Sloane (Jonathan Perera), Their Finest (Gaby Chiappe), The Olive Tree (Paul Laverty)

Best First Screenplay
God’s Own Country (Francis Lee), Jawbone (Johnny Harris), Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari)

Best Play
Barber Shop Chronicles (Inua Ellams), The Children (Lucy Kirkwood), The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth)

Best Play for Young Audiences
How To Be A Kid (Sarah McDonald-Hughes), The Host (Nessah Muthy), The Messenger (Mike Kenny)

Best First Novel
Towards Mellbreak (Marie Elsa-Bragg), Montpelier Parade (Karl Geary), The Bureau of Second Chances (Sheena Kalayil)

Best Online Comedy
Showreel for One Word or Less Parts (Marek Larwood), Meet the city boys secretly voting for Corbyn! (Gabriel Bisset-Smith), A Hard Brexit (Barney Fishwick and Will Hislop)

The 2018 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards will take place January 15, 2018. Congratulations to all of the nominees.