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John Banas

Writer, Actor

2017 New Zealand Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script - Drama: Bombshell

2015 New York City International Film Festival
Best Comedy: How to Murder Your Wife
Nominated for Best International Narrative Feature: How to Murder Your Wife

2012 New Zealand Television Awards
Best One-Off Drama: Siege

2012 Swanz Scriptwriters Awards (New Zealand Writers Guild)
Nominated twice for Best One-off Television Drama: for Siege and Safe House

2003 Australian Centenary Medal
For services to Australian society through writing for t5elevision

2001 Australian Writers' Guild Awards
Joint Winner of Awgie Award - Writing for a Television Series: for Water Rats, 'Domino' episode

1997 Australian Writers' Guild Awards
Awgie Award - Writing for a Television Series: for Blue Heelers, 'Reports of Damage and Loss' episode

1981 Prix Italia (International Broadcasting Awards, Italy)
Best Educational Script: for The Ante-Natal Show and The Post-Natal Show