Last year comedies such as Please Like Me, Upper Middle Bogan and Mad as Hell competed with Gruen Nation and The Agony of Life.
The superceded AFI Awards had separate Comedy and Light Entertainment categories. The Logie Awards still merge the two genres, pitting shows like It’s A Date and Housos against The Voice.
In a statement, the AACTA says following further “extensive consultation”, it will separate both categories into two awards “recognising the considerable contribution” of both.
The fourth AACTA Awards, have opened nominations for the television categories, to be presented in Sydney in January. Entries close August 8.