The Equity Foundation last night in Sydney announced winners of the Equity Ensemble Awards which honour outstanding performances by television ensemble casts in Australian miniseries/telemovie, comedy and drama in the last 12 months.
There were three winners: ABC’s Mystery Road and Riot and SBS’ Homecoming Queens.
Equity director Zoe Angus said, “The performances we witnessed over the last 12 months were nothing short of world-class. Equity is thrilled to honour our members for their fine work. We will continue fighting to ensure there are as many opportunities as possible for local performers to shine in local productions.”
Equity president Chloe Dallimore said, “What makes these productions particularly impressive isn’t the work of one performer. It’s the work of many, in perfect harmony. These awards recognise the truly collaborative process that makes good stories great viewing.”
Sally Riley, ABC Head of Drama, Comedy & Indigenous, said: “Congratulations to the outstanding cast ensembles in Mystery Road and Riot for bringing these distinctively Australian stories to life for ABC audiences. The ABC has a proud history of supporting great Australian actors and we are proud to play a role in delivering their world-class performances to viewers.”
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A MINI-SERIES/TELEMOVIE
Dr Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories
No Activity: The Night Before Christmas
On The Ropes
Picnic at Hanging Rock
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
Back in Very Small Business
How to Stay Married
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE SERIES IN A DRAMA SERIES
Rake – Series 5
Wentworth – Series 6