Network TEN Dramas have scooped the pool at the 2010 AFI Awards.
Rush, Offspring and Hawke were all lauded at the industry night, hosted by Shane Jacobson at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
Stars were out in droves for the peer-voted awards for film and television.
Rush won the top drama award, while Hawke won three including for lead actor Richard Roxburgh. TEN’s triumph was capped off with a win by Deborah Mailman for her role in Offspring.
Elsewhere there were accolades for Catherine McClements in Tangle, Damian McGarvey in Underbelly, a writing award for Wilfred, and ABC’s documentary Contact.
On Friday night ABC took out a further nine awards including for Review with Myles Barlow, The Gruen Transfer, dirtgirlworld, and Inside the Firestorm.
Shaun Micallef also won an Outstanding Achievement in Television Screen Craft.
BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES:
Rush Series 3, John Edwards, Mimi Butler, Network TEN
BEST TELEFEATURE, MINISERIES OR SHORT RUN
Hawke, Richard Keddie, Network TEN
BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
Hawke, Emma Freeman, Network TEN
BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Wilfred II, Episode 7 “Dog Star” Jason Gann, Adam Zwar, SBS
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Richard Roxburgh, Hawke, Network TEN
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Catherine McClements, Tangle, Season 2, Showcase
BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Damian McGarvey, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Episode 10 “Hurt on Duty,” Nine Network
BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Deborah Mailman, Offspring, Network TEN
BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Contact, Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION
dirtgirlworld. Cate McQuillen. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. Dean Bates. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
The Gruen Transfer, Series 3. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Phil Lloyd. Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION SCREEN CRAFT
Shaun Micallef. Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation, Host. Network Ten
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
You Only Live Twice – The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family. Ruth Cullen. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Liberal Rule – The Politics That Changed Australia. Nick Torrens, Frank Haines. SBS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jacob Hickey. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Miracles – Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’. Toby Oliver ACS. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Steven Robinson. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith, AJ Bradford. ABC