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2020 ACCTA AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners Announced at the 2020 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel!

We celebrated our 10th year today with the 2020 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel at The Star Sydney. In a year that looked a little different, the celebrations were as significant as ever for screen entertainment in Australia with a special message from the newly appointed AACTA President, Russell Crowe.

Stateless, Babyteeth, Bluey, Masterchef Australia, Mystery Road, Cate Blanchett, Rebel Wilson, Ben Mendelsohn, Shaun Micallef, Yvonne Strahovski and Essie Daviswere among the winners announced at the star-studded ceremony.

Leading the 2020 AACTA Awards season with a total of 13 Awards was Stateless, including Best Telefeature or Miniseries, Best Screenplay in Television and all four acting Awards across television drama. In film, Babyteeth received nine Awards including Best Film presented by Foxtel and Best Direction for Shannon Murphy, marking her impressive directional debut. Continue reading 2020 ACCTA AWARDS: WINNERS ANNOUNCED

AACTA INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

This year’s AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel – previously known as the Industry Luncheon –  was broadcast tonight for the first time exclusively via the AACTA ScreenFest website and Foxtel Arts, which was made possible by leading screen production house, Cutting Edge.

The online event was hosted by Australian stand-up comedian, presenter and writer Claire Hooper, alongside a slew of entertainers that presented Awards including Rachel Griffiths, Ed Kavalee, Rhys Nicholson, Dilruk Jayasinha, Celia Pacquola and Bernard Curry.

The list of AACTA Awards and recipients presented are as follows: Continue reading AACTA INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

AACTA AWARDS INDUSTRY LUNCHEON

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards are a continuum of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards which recognised screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The first AACTA award had humble origins in that it was presented to a short training film produced by the Federal Government.

The Minister for the Arts Don Harwin made the point that for every dollar the New South Wales Government invested on film and television, the New South Wales economy reaped a benefit of $21. Continue reading AACTA AWARDS INDUSTRY LUNCHEON

4TH AACTA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT STAR-STUDDED CEREMONY IN SYDNEY

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

 4th AACTA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT STAR-STUDDED CEREMONY IN SYDNEY 

 

Awards Ceremony Hosts Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman were joined on stage by a star-studded line up of presenters including Geoffrey Rush (AACTA president), Lachy HulmeStephen Curry and cricketer Brett Lee to honour Australia’s best achievements in Australian film and television at the 4th  AACTA  Awards Ceremony, held at The Star Event Centre, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, SYDNEY, NSW.

FILM & DOCUMENTARY AWARDS In an unusual though not unprecedented twist, an equal tie for Best Film was announced, with  two feature films awarded the AACTA Award for Best FilmTHE BABADOOK (by first-time feature film director, Jennifer Kent) and THE WATER DIVINER (also marking a directorial debut for Russell Crowe). THE BABADOOK  also took home the  AACTA Award  for  Best Direction presented by Hyundai Genesis , and ^ Best Original Screenplay .

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Russell Crowe’s ‘The Water Diviner’ receives 8 Australian Academy Award Nominations

4th AACTA Awards Feature Film Nominations

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) unveiled its nominees for the Australian equivalent to the Oscar and the Emmy this week, with sci-fi thriller PREDESTINATION, leading the pack of feature films at nine nominations. Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, received eight nominations including Best Film and Best Actor. Following with seven nominations is David Michôd’s THE ROVER, which will compete in the directing category, as well as in Best Actor for Guy Pearce and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Pattinson.

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