5th AACTA Awards: winners

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TV shows including Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door, Glitch, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, and MasterChef were amongst the winners at the 5th AACTA Awards tonight in Sydney.

Seven’s own Peter Allen miniseries dominated TV categories winning all five of the Awards for which it was competing.

But in a broadcast heavy in sponsorship moments, unforgivably the broadcast did not include the Best TV Drama award, given to ABC’s Glitch. It was one of several categories that did not gain airtime in the ceremony which saw Patrick Brammall open formalities at 8:50pm.

Meanwhile Mad Max and The Dressmaker dominated the film categories.

TV and related categories:

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

BEST SCREENPLAY in TELEVISION 
Jacquelin Perske, Shaun Grant Deadline Gallipoli – Part 1
Michael Miller 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

SUBSCRIPTION TV 20th ANNIVERSARY AWARD for BEST DRAMA (one-off award)
Devil’s Playground
Love My Way
Top of the Lake
Wentworth

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
Adam Arkapaw

Awarded earlier:

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES
Little Lunch Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope – ABC3
The New Adventures of Figaro Pho Daniel Fill, Frank Verheggen, Luke Jurevicius – ABC3
Nowhere Boys Series 2 Beth Frey – ABC3
Ready for This Darren Dale, Miranda Dear, Joanna Werner – ABC3

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
Dirty Laundry Live Tarni James, Peter Lawler, Rachel Millar, Richard Kelly – ABC
Judith Lucy is All Woman Anna Bateman, Judith Lucy – ABC
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery Damian Davis, Polly Connolly, Nick Murray – ABC
The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Charlie Pickering, Kevin Whyte, Chris Walker, Frank Bruzzese

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA OR COMEDY
Banished Episode 7 Jeffrey Walker – Foxtel – BBC First
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Michael Rymer – Foxtel – Showcase
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 2 Shawn Seet – Seven Network
The Principal Episode 1 Kriv Stenders – SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEVISION LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT OR REALITY SERIES
Hipsters Episode 1 – What Is A Hipster? Seth Larney – SBS2
Judith Lucy Is All Woman Episode 2 – Hanky Panky Anna Bateman – ABC
Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery Episode 7 – Waleed Aly Damian Davis – ABC
Kitchen Cabinet Episode 7 – Clive Palmer Stamatia Maroupas – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Nathan Lovejoy Sammy J & Randy In Ricketts Lane – ABC
Celia Pacquola Utopia – ABC
Randy Sammy J & Randy In Ricketts Lane – ABC
Emily Taheny Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN TELEVISION
Banished Episode 6 Martin McGrath ACS – Foxtel – BBC First
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Geoffrey Hall ACS – Foxtel – Showcase
Redfern Now – Promise Me Mark Wareham ACS – ABC
The Secret River Part 1 Bruce Young – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN TELEVISION
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Dany Cooper ASE, Martin Connor – Foxtel – Showcase
Little Lunch Episode 5 – The Top Of The Fireman’s Pole Annabelle Johnson – ABC3
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 1 Deborah Peart ASE – Seven Network
Redfern Now – Promise Me Nicholas Holmes ASE – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN TELEVISION
Banished Episode 6 Paul ‘Salty’ Brincat, Gary Desmond, Dan Johnson – Foxtel – BBC First
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Des Kenneally, Robert Mackenzie, Liam Price, Jed Dodge, Justine Angus, John Simpson – Foxtel – Showcase
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 1 Grant Shepherd, Ashley Irwin, Ian Neilson, Ben Anderson, Nigel Croydon, Robert Sullivan – Seven Network
Redfern Now – Promise Me Rainier Davenport, Ian McLoughlin Cas, Wes Chew, Tom Herdman, Annie Breslin, Blair Slater – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE IN TELEVISION
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 David Bridie – Foxtel – Showcase
Glitch Episode 4 Cornel Wilczek – ABC
Redfern Now – Promise Me Antony Partos – ABC
The Secret River Part 1 Burkhard Dallwitz – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION
Banished Episode 6 Claire Kenny – Foxtel – BBC First
Deadline Gallipoli Part 1 Pete Baxter – Foxtel – Showcase
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 1 Tim Ferrier – Seven Network
The Secret River Part 1 Herbert Pinter – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN TELEVISION
House Of Hancock Part 1 Shareen Beringer – Nine Network
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 3 Episode 1 – Death Defying Feats Marion Boyce – ABC
Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door Episode 1 Jenny Miles – Seven Network
The Secret River Part 1 Edie Kurzer – ABC

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Gayby Baby Charlotte Mars
Only The Dead Patrick McDonald, Michael Ware
Sherpa Bridget Ikin, John Smithson
That Sugar Film Nick Batzias, Damon Gameau
Women He’s Undressed Damien Parer, Gillian Armstrong

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY TELEVISION
Between A Frock And A Hard Place Jo-Anne McGowan – ABC
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’Roll Richard Kuipers – ABC
The Killing Season Deborah Masters, Sarah Ferguson – ABC
Prison Songs Harry Bardwell, Kelrick Martin – SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Deborah Masters – ABC
Only The Dead Bill Guttentag, Michael Ware
Prison Songs Kelrick Martin – SBS
Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tail Episode 1 – The Rock That Became A Bomb Wain Fimeri, Steve Westh – SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Louie Eroglu ACS – ABC
Life On The Reef Episode 1 Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Jon Shaw – ABC
Prison Songs Torstein Dyrting ACS – SBS
Sherpa Renan Ozturk, Hugh Miller, Ken Sauls

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’Roll Andrea Lang ASE – ABC
The Killing Season Episode 2 – Great Moral Challenge (2009-2010) Lile Judickas – ABC
Only The Dead Jane Moran

Sherpa Christian Gazal

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’Roll Keith Thomas – ABC
Life On The Reef Episode 1 Caspar Mazzotti, Craig Beckett, Dan Miau, Terry Meehan – ABC
Only The Dead Steve Burgess, Leah Katz, Andy Wright, Chris Goodes CAS
Prison Songs Glenn Martin, Kim Lord – SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE IN A DOCUMENTARY
Only The Dead Michael Yezerski
Prison Songs Shellie Morris, Casey Bennetto, Tim Cole – SBS
Sherpa Antony Partos
Uranium – Twisting The Dragon’s Tail Episode 1 – The Rock That Became A Bomb Dale Cornelius – SBS

11 Comments:

  1. Where is Peter Faiman when you need him….(yes I know mostly 9)….but…
    There is a man who knows how to do event TV….maybe he should run classes….does not appear to be anyone else much who can step up to the plate.

  2. So Glitch isn’t even worth nominations for writing, direction, cinematography or any of its main actors. But apart from that those trivial aspects, you can get best drama for the sound track to ep4?

    No wonder Seven didn’t broadcast the award, it was an embarrassment for the entire industry. Glitch was the worst local thing on TV, apart from Gallipoli this year.

  3. Such a train wreck of an awards show……
    The Home & Away plugs, the Presto plugs, the overly long Cate celebration which thankfully she had the decency to keep her part short and sweet, had to laugh at the “grog” sponsor shoving the bottle of vino as she tried to walk away, huge HA !.
    And what was with the very ordinary microphone set up, Magda and the kid from “Boy” couldn’t be seen !!
    Happy for the winners, but I would’ve like to have seen Secret River pick up a few.

    • Agreed. I’m inclined to an awards show, and it was pretty terrible. I was not surprised when I turned on close to 9:00pm that I hadn’t actually missed anything. I gave up not long after Cate’s award, I couldn’t stand so many commercials. And you don’t need three people to provide a lifetime achievement award – really, you don’t.

      Seriously producers, it is not that hard to get this right. There are plenty of models around the world offering a template, just pick one. The awards show does not have to be an employment opportunity for every second person with an Equity Card. Broadcasters please note, an awards show does not need to pay for itself – marketing has things such as ‘loss leaders’ and your awards show can be one of them. So annoying.

    • Yes, agree with all the points made above.
      The plugs were over the top and downright embarrassing – you could clearly see the stony looks of disapproval from some well known actors in the audience.

  4. Congrats to all involved with ‘Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door’ for the wins, especially young Ky Baldwin. He put in a great performance & looks like a great upcoming talent to watch.

  5. I never want to see or hear the word Presto again after watching the AACTA’s. I guarantee if Wentworth had won best tv drama it wouldn’t have been cut. Whoever decided to cut the best tv drama category should never work on an awards show again. Ridiculous.

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