AACTA Awards expands on Comedy categories

Best Stand Up Comedy Special, Short Form Comedy, and Narrative Comedy Series added to annual awards.

Voting has opened for the 2021 AACTA Awards in Television categories, and added new Comedy categories for 2021.

Voting is open to all Professional and General Members of AACTA / AFI, with technical craft awards limited to accredited Professional members only.

New in 2021, is the Best Stand Up Comedy Special award this year. In addition to the introduction of Best Short Form Comedy, Best Narrative Comedy Series has also been added this year, and the Best Comedy Performer category expands to 8 nominees, encompassing all genders.

Round one voting will determine the nominees across the following major TV awards:

Best Children’s Program
Best Comedy Performer
Best Comedy Program
Best Direction in Drama or Comedy
Best Direction in Non-Fiction TV
Best Documentary or Factual Program
Best Drama Series
Best Entertainment Program
Best Factual Entertainment Program
Best Lifestyle Program
Best Lead Actress in a Drama
Best Lead Actor in a Drama
Best Miniseries or Telefeature
Best Narrative Comedy Series
Best Reality Program
Best Screenplay in TV
Best Stand Up Special
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

AACTA Members can also view the field of entries via AACTA TV. Voting for the film awards will open on Friday.

AACTA Awards are due to be held in December in Sydney.

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