AACTAs rescind award for Harvey Weinstein

The AACTA Awards have rescinded an award given to disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

In 2013, the Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts announced Weinstein as the inaugural AACTA International Fellowship recipient in acknowledgment of his support of independent and innovative filmmaking.

However the award was never actually presented after the event planned for the presentation was cancelled.

“We have now officially rescinded the offer of the award, and stand with our associates, including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in America, in exploring what we can do to further protect both our members and those in the wider screen industry,” AACTAs said in a statement.

Weinstein’s removal follows his expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the US Television Academy and suspension by BAFTA.

TV Tonight is a partner of the AACTA Awards.

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