The ABC has dominated the first Television and Documentary wins at the inaugural AACTA Awards Luncheon, held yesterday at Sydney’s Westin Hotel.
Laid was announced as Best Comedy Series, Chris Lilley won Best Comedy Performance, My Place was Best Children’s Series and Mrs. Carey’s Concert won two Documentary awards.
The AACTA Awards are the former AFI Awards, now revamped as part of an international rebranding.
There were 4 Television awards handed out, with Foxtel’s Cloudstreet winning Best Production Design. More TV winners will be announced at the ceremony on 31st January.
At yesterday’s luncheon, nominees for the AACTA International Awards were also announced by Jacki Weaver at the G’Day USA Black Tie Gala in Los Angeles, with the segment beamed into the AACTA Awards Luncheon in Sydney.
The AACTA Awards Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on 31 January will be broadcast on the Nine Network.
AACTA Award For Best Television Comedy Series
Laid. Liz Watts. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Performance In A Television Comedy
Chris Lilley. Angry Boys. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Children’s Television Series
My Place, Series 2. Penny Chapman. ABC3
AACTA Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television Screen Craft
Herbert Pinter – Production Design. Cloudstreet. FOXTEL – Showcase
AACTA Award For Best Feature Length Documentary
Mrs Carey’s Concert. Bob Connolly, Helen Panckhurst, Sophie Raymond. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Documentary Under One Hour
Jandamarra’s War. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle, Eileen Torres. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Documentary Series
SAS – The Search for Warriors. Julia Redwood, Ed Punchard. SBS
AACTA Award For Best Direction In A Documentary
Mrs Carey’s Concert. Bob Connolly, Sophie Raymond. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Cinematography In A Documentary
Out Of The Ashes. David Parer ACS. ABC1
AACTA Award For Best Sound In A Documentary
murundak – songs of freedom. Emma Bortignon, Michael Letho, Peter Smith, Christopher O’Young, Simon Walbrook. SBS