AACTA Awards 2015: nominees

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Seven drama Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door has dominated the fifth AACTA Awards* nominees with 10 nominations followed by Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli. Star Joel Jackson is nominated twice for best lead actor for both dramas, competing against himself.

The ABC’s The Secret River also landed eight nominations.

The ABC scored a massive 50 nominations overall, Foxtel got 16 nominations, SBS 13, Seven 12, Nine six and TEN one.

Best Lead Actor
Joel Jackson, Deadline Gallipoli
Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Oliver Jackson-Cohen, The Secret River
Wayne Blair, Redfern Now

Best Lead Actress
Sarah Snook, The Secret River
Deborah Mailman, Redfern Now
Peta Sergeant, House Of Hancock
Pamela Rabe, Wentworth

Best Guest / Supporting Actor
Lachy Hulme, The Secret River
Ky Baldwin, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Rahel Romahn, The Principal
John Bach, Gallipoli

Best Guest / Supporting Actress
Sigrid Thornton, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Rarriwuy Hick, Redfern Now
Hannah Monson, Glitch
Harriet Dyer, Love Child

Best Comedy Performance
Nathan Lovejoy, Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane
Randy, Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane
Celia Pacquola, Utopia
Emily Taheny, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell

Best Drama
Glitch
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Love Child
Wentworth

Best Telefeature or Mini-series
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door
The Secret River
The Principal
Banished

Best Reality TV
MasterChef Australia
My Kitchen Rules
Real Housewives of Melbourne
The Voice Australia
The X Factor

Best Light Entertainment
Dirty Laundry Live
Judith Lucy Is All Woman,
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

Best TV Comedy
Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell
Utopia
Sammy J & Randy In Ricketts Lane
Danger 5

Best Children’s TV
Little Lunch
The New Adventures of Figaro Pho
Nowhere Boys
Ready For This

Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy
Jeffrey Walker Banished episode 7
Michael Rymer Deadline Gallipoli episode 1
Shawn Seet Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 2
Kriv Stenders The Principal – Episode 1

Best Direction in a Television Light Entertainment or Reality Series
Seth Larney Hipsters – Episode 1: What Is A Hipster?
Anna Bateman Judith Lucy is All Woman – Episode 2: Hanky Panky
Judith Lucy is All Woman – Episode 2: Hanky Panky
Damian Davis Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery – Episode 7: Waleed Aly
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery – Episode 7: Waleed Aly (ABC)
Stamatia Maroupas Kitchen Cabinet – Episode 7: Clive Palmer

Best Screenplay in Television
Jacquelin Perske, Shaun Grant Deadline Gallipoli – Part 1
Michael Miller Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 2
Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 2
Kristen Dunphy The Principal – Episode 1
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch Utopia – Episode 1: A Fresh Start

Best Cinematography in Television
Martin McGrath ACS Banished – Episode 6
Geoffrey Hall ACS Deadline Gallipoli – Part 1
Mark Wareham ACS Redfern Now – Promise Me
Bruce Young The Secret River – Part 1

Best Editing
Martin Connor, Dany Cooper ASE Deadline Gallipoli Part 1
Annabelle Johnson Little Lunch – Episode 5: The Top of the Fireman’s Pole
Deborah Peart ASE Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 1
Nicholas Holmes ASE Redfern Now – Promise Me

Best Sound in Television
Paul Brincat, Gary Desmond, Dan Johnson Banished – Episode 6
Des Kenneally, Robert Mackenzie Deadline Gallipoli – Part 1
Grant Shepherd, Ashley Irwin, Ian Neilson, Ben Anderson, Nigel Croydon, Robert Sullivan Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 1
Rainier Davenport, Ian McLoughlin CAS, Wes Chew, Tom Herdman, Annie Breslin, Blair Slater Redfern Now – Promise Me

Best Production Design
Banished Episode 6 Claire Kenny
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Pete Baxter
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 1 Tim Ferrier
The Secret River Part 1 Herbert Pinter

Best Original Music Score
David Bridie Deadline Gallipoli Part 1
Cornel Wilczek Glitch – Episode 4
Antony Partos Redfern Now – Promise Me
Burkhard Dallwitz The Secret River – Part 1

Best Costume Design in Television

Shareen Beringer House of Hancock – Part 1
Marion Boyce Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 3 – Episode 1: Death Defying Feats
Jenny Miles Peter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door – Episode 1
Edie Kurzer The Secret River – Part 1

Best TV Documentary
Between A Frock And A Hard Place Jo-Anne McGowan
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’roll Richard Kuipers The Killing Season Deborah Masters, Sarah Ferguson
Prison Songs Harry Bardwell, Kelrick Martin

Best Direction in a Documentary
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Deborah Masters
Only The Dead Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware
Prison Songs Kelrick Martin
Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tail Episode 1 – The Rock That Became A Bomb Wain Fimeri, Steve Westh

Best Cinematography in a Documentary
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Louie Eroglu ACS
Life On The Reef Episode 1 Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Jon Shaw Prison Songs Torstein Dyrting ACS
Sherpa Renan Ozturk, Hugh Miller, Ken Sauls

Best Editing in a Documentary
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’roll Andrea Lang ASE
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Lile Judickas
Only The Dead Jane Moran
Sherpa Christian Gazal

Best Sound in a Documentary
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’roll Keith Thomas – Life On The Reef Episode 1 Caspar Mazzotti, Craig Beckett, Dan Miau, Terry Meehan
Only The Dead Steve Burgess, Leah Katz, Andy Wright, Chris Goodes CAS
Prison Songs Glenn Martin, Kim Lord

Best Original Music Score In A Documentary
Only The Dead Michael Yezerksi
Prison Songs Shellie Morris, Casey Bennetto, Tim Cole
Sherpa Antony Partos
Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tail Episode 1 – The Rock That Became A Bomb Dale Cornelius

The AACTA Awards will be presented on December 9th with the Craft Awards on November 30.

* as the Awards move from January to December there are actually 2 ceremonies staged in 2015.

Source: Fairfax, News Corp

Amended.

15 Comments:

  1. Also interesting to see Peta Sargent up for House of Hancock. A controversial piece of casting and she emerged with the nomination. I thought she was the best thing in it.

      • I neither like nor dislike the show (I just don’t “get it”). It was an honest question. Please Like Me wins just about every comedy award in this country, and I was curious as to why it missed out on a nomination this year.

  2. Wow. The ABC dominated these awards once again. That’s great news. Also, well done to the SBS for receiving a fair few nominations. Beating commercial stations. Ouch to Ten’s one nomination.

    Was a little surprised to see the Redfern Now telemovie not up for Best TV Movie/Mini Series. But again, it is up against some strong competition. At least its cast are up for some awards,

    Randy the puppet gets nominated, and not the puppeteer? Who gets the award if it wins?

  3. Secret Squïrrel

    It says a lot about our industry when cash-strapped SBS has more nominations than any of the commercial networks. Seven would’ve had only 2 if it wasn’t for Peter Allen.

    Bit odd that Randy and Nathan Lovejoy both got nods but not Sammy J.

  4. daveinprogress

    Once again, I get a much stronger sense of the healthy state of the local industry from the AACTA awards than the tired old Logies. Really great to see Pamela Rabe emerge as the sole nominee for Wentworth. It’s about time this incredible actress is recognised. A little surprised at the love for The Peter Allen mini series. AFI/AACTA normally go for less populus targeted content, but it’s among some solid competition.

    • I am stoked with Pamela’s nomination. Very well deserved.
      If it we me, there would be a couple of changes made but in saying that all the noms deserve the recognition..

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