AACTA Awards 2020: final nominees

More nominees have been announced in the AACTA Awards in Directing, Screenplay, Cinematography, Sound, Make-Up, Casting and Subscription Presenters.

Winners will be announced on Monday November 30th with Seven to screen on December 2nd.

AACTA Award for Best Direction in A Television Drama or Comedy

  • Australian Amazon Original Stand-Up Specials Anne Edmonds: What’s Wrong With You Simon Francis
  • Mystery Road Episode 4– Broken Wayne Blair
  • Mystery Road Episode 6– What You Do Now Warwick Thornton
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Emma Freeman
  • Stateless Episode 6 – The Seventh Jocelyn Moorhouse

AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television

  • The Commons Episode 1 Shelley Birse
  • First Day Episode 1 Julie Kalceff
  • Mystery Road Episode 4– Broken Kodie Bedford
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Peter Duncan
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Elise McCredie, Belinda Chayko 

AACTA Award for Best Subscription Television Presenter

  • Shaynna Blaze Selling Houses Australia
  • Deborah Hutton Find Me A Beach House
  • Tyson Mayr Bear Koala Hero
  • Rebel Wilson LOL: Last One Laughing Australia
  • Andrew Winter Selling Houses Australia / Love It or List It Australia 

AACTA Award for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television                                   

  • Australia’s Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current Episode 1 – The Tropics Nick Robinson
  • Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story Episode 2 Mark Joffe
  • Love On The Spectrum Episode 1 Cian O’Clery
  • Maralinga Tjarutja Larissa Behrendt
  • The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team Episode 8 – A New Legacy Adrian Brown

AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Television

  • The Commons Episode 1 Earle Dresner
  • The Gloaming Episode 4 – Black Winged Angels Marden Dean
  • Mystery Road Episode 4– Broken Warwick Thornton
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Martin McGrath
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They ComeBonnie Elliott

AACTA Award for Best Editing in Television

  • Mystery Road Episode 6– What You Do Now Nicholas Holmes
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Mark Perry
  • The Secrets She Keeps Episode 1 Deborah Peart, James Manché
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Mark Atkin
  • Stateless Episode 6 – The Seventh Martin Connor

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Television

  • Bluey Episode 24 – Flatpack Joff Bush
  • Itch Episode 10 – 376 Down Diego Baldenweg, Nora Baldenweg, Lionel Baldenweg
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Antony Partos
  • Rosehaven Episode 8 Kit Warhurst
  • Stateless Episode 6 – The Seventh Cornel Wilczek 

AACTA Award for Best Sound in Television

  • The Gloaming Episode 4 – Black Winged Angels Dean Ryan, Andrew Neil, Ralph Ortner, Lee Yee
  • Halifax: Retribution Episode 3 Paul Pirola, Brendan Croxon, James Harvey, Andrew Ramage
  • Mystery Road Episode 4– Broken Wes Chew, Luke Mynott, Michael Newton, Trevor Hope
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Luke Mynott, Wes Chew, Guntis Sics
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Tom Heuzenroeder, Pete Smith, Michael Darren, Des Kenneally

AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television

  • The Commons Episode 1 Tim Ferrier
  • Mystery Road Episode 6 – What You Do Now Herbert Pinter
  • The New Legends of Monkey Episode 10 – Shadow Boxing Nick Williams
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Colin Gibson
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Melinda Doring

AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television

  • The Commons Episode 1 Xanthe Heubel
  • The Masked Singer Episode 4 Tim Chappel
  • The New Legends of Monkey Episode 10 – Shadow Boxing Liz Mcgregor
  • Operation Buffalo Episode 4 Wendy Cork
  • Stateless Episode 1 – The Circumstances in Which They Come Mariot Kerr

AACTA Award for Best Casting Presented By Casting Networks

  • Babyteeth Kirsty McGregor, Stevie Ray
  • H Is for Happiness Jane Norris
  • I Am Woman Nikki Barrett
  • Stateless Allison Meadows
  • True History Of The Kelly Gang Nikki Barrett

AACTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup Presented By Hask

  • I Am Woman Nikki Gooley, Wendy De Waal, Cassie O’Brien
  • Operation Buffalo Sheldon Wade
  • Preacher Episode 8 – Fear of The Lord Chiara Tripodi, Larry Van Duynhoven, Toni Ffrench
  • Relic Angela Conte, Larry Van Duynhoven, Bec Taylor
  • True History of The Kelly Gang Kirsten Veysey

 AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in A Documentary

  • Australia’s Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current Episode 1 – The Tropics Nick Robinson, Jon Shaw, Caspar Mazzotti, Cam Batten
  • Revelation Episode 1 – The Children Have Been Used By The Devil Aaron Smith
  • Sea Lions – Life By A Whisker Jon Shaw, Cam Batten, Tim Nagle, David Gross
  • The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team Episode 7 – Under Siege Andre Mauger, Oliver West
  • Viva The Underdogs Allan Hardy, Cam Pianta

AACTA Award for Best Editing in A Documentary

  • Can Art Stop A Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture Daniela Raulli
  • Firestarter – The Story Of Bangarra Nick Meyers, Karen Johnson
  • Maralinga Tjarutja Jane Usher
  • Revelation Episode 3 –Goliath Philippa Rowlands
  • The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team Episode 7 – Under Siege Adam Wright

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in A Documentary

  • Australia’s Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down The East Australian Current Episode 1 – The Tropics Hylton Mowday
  • Brazen Hussies Amanda Brown
  • Guy Sebastian – The Man The Music Guy Sebastian
  • Machine Matteo Zingales
  • Quilty – Painting The Shadows Amanda Brown, Damien Lane


AACTA Award for Best Sound in A Documentary

  • Brazen Hussies Emma Bortignon, Simon Rosenberg, Jed Palmer, Guy Blackman
  • Can Art Stop A Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture David Muir, Mark Street, Doron Kipen
  • Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra Angus Robertson, Tara Webb, Leah Katz, Nick Meyers
  • Suzi Q Emma Bortignon, Paul Shanahan, David Williams, Gemma Stack
  • Wild Things Michael Gissing, Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales

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3 Comments:

  1. I think I must get my tv from elsewhere. There’s only one show in the whole list that I have watched (Selling Houses) and many I have never heard of. Probably because I avoid anything crime, violent or woke, and that leaves me with a lot of retro-watching.

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