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AACTA Awards 2021: Industry nominees

The Newsreader, Fires, Clickbait amongst shows recognised by AACTA in Craft categories.

Nominees have been announced for the 2021 AACTA Industry Awards, recognising Crafts including editing, cinematography, casting and more.

The Newsreader has the most at six craft nominations including Best Casting and Best Production Design in Television.

Fires, Clickbait, and New Gold Mountain are among the other TV shows picking up new technical craft nominations.

Winners will be announced online at AACTA TV and broadcast on Binge and Foxtel Arena at 6.30pm Monday December 6.

TV and related categories:

Best Casting
The Dry – Jane Norris
High Ground – Anousha Zarkesh
The Newsreader – Nathan Lloyd
Nitram – Nikki Barrett, Alison Telford & Kate Leonard
Wakefield – Marianne Jade

Best Children’s Program
100% Wolf: Legend of the Moonstone
Bluey
The Bureau of Magical Things
Dive Club
Hardball
Kangaroo Beach

Best Cinematography in a Documentary
After The Night (Episode 1: The End of Innocence) – Jim Frater
The Beach (Episode 1: Too Mad Too Shy) – Dylan River
The Bowraville Murders – Nathan Barlow
Freeman – Bonnie Elliott
Step into Paradise – Bonnie Elliott

Best Cinematography in Television
A Sunburnt Christmas – Dylan River
Bump (Episode 1: Sorpresa!) – Garry Phillips
Clickbait (Episode 6: Simon) – Marden Dean
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Bonnie Elliot
The Newsreader (Episode 1: Three, Two, One…) – Earle Dresner

Best Costume Design in Television
Dancing With The Stars: All Stars (Episode 6) – Tim Chappel
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Cappi Ireland
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Episode 1: Death By Design) – Penny Dickinson
New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) – Cappi Ireland
The Newsreader (Episode 1: Three, Two, One…) – Marion Boyce

Best Direction in Drama or Comedy
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Ana Kokkinos
Mr Inbetween (Episode 6: Ray Who?) – Nash Edgerton
The Newsreader (Episode 1: Three, Two, One…) – Emma Freeman
Wakefield (Episode 5) – Kim Mordaunt
Wakefield (Episode 8) – Jocelyn Moorhouse

Best Direction in Nonfiction Television
Brazen Hussies – Catherine Dwyer
Hannah Gadsby – Douglas – Madeleine Parry
Love on the Spectrum (Episode 4) – Cian O’Clery
Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb (Episode 1: Getting There) – Stamatia Maroupas
You Can’t Ask That (Episode 1: Cheaters) – Kirk Docker

Best Documentary of Factual Program
Brazen Hussies
Exposed: The Ghost Train Fire
Life in Colour with David Attenborough
Ms Represented with Annabel Crabb
Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds
The School That Tried to End Racism

Best Editing in a Documentary
Freeman – Daniel Wieckmann
My Name is Gulpilil – Tania M. Nehme
Playing With Sharks – Adrian Rostirolla
Under The Volcano – Karen Johnson
When the Camera Stopped Rolling – Ray Thomas

Best Editing in Television
Clickbait (Episode 1: Five Million Hits) – Rodrigo Balart
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Mark Atkin
The Newsreader (Episode 5: No More Lies) – Angie Higgins
Total Control (Episode 1: Aftermath) – Nicholas Holmes
Wakefield (Episode 8) – Gabriel Dowrick

Best Hair and Makeup
Australian Gangster – Sheldon Wade
Mortal Kombat – Nikki Gooley
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries – Lynn Wheeler
New Gold Mountain – Cheryl Williams, Helen Magelaki & Ian Loughnan
Nitram – Fiona Rees-Jones

Best Narrative Comedy Series
Aftertaste
Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun
Fisk
Frayed
Preppers
Rosehaven

Best Original Score in a Documentary
Freeman– James Henry
Playing With Sharks – Caitlin Yeo
Step into Paradise – Amanda Brown & Nick Wales
The Beach (Episode 1: Too Mad Too Shy) – Megan Washington & Kristin Rule
When the Camera Stopped Rolling – Kyls Burtland

Best Original Score in Television
Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House Of Fun (Episode 1: Housemates) – Tom Armstrong
Clickbait (Episode 1: Five Million Hits) – Cornel Wilczek
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Cornel Wilczek
Frayed (Episode 1) – Bryony Marks
New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) – Caitlin Yeo

Best Production Design in Television
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Jo Ford
Jack Irish (Episode 1) – Carrie Kennedy
Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (Episode 1: Death By Design) – Ben Bangay
New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) – Paddy Reardon & Adele Flere
The Newsreader (Episode 1: Three, Two, One…) – Melinda Doring

Best Short Form Comedy
A Life in Questions: Wisdom School with Aaron Chen
All My Friends Are Racist
Celebration Nation
Hug the Sun
Jimmy Rees
Samantha Andre

Best Short Form Drama
Beautiful They
The Bends
Dwarf Planet
Grace
The Tailings
You and Me, Before and After

Best Short Form Entertainment
Chopsticks or Fork?
Gourmet Lazy
Nat’s What I Reckon
Ozzy Man Reviews
Strong Women
Woven Threads – Stories from Within

Best Sound in a Documentary
The Bowraville Murders – Richard Boxhall
Freeman– Byron Scullin
Life in Colour with David Attenborough (Episode 1: Seeing in Colour) – Wayne Pashley
My Name is Gulpilil – Tom Heuzenroeder
When the Camera Stopped Rolling – Sam Petty

Best Sound in Television
Clickbait (Episode 1: Five Million Hits) – Emma Bortignon, Stephen Witherow, Nigel Croyden & John Wilkinson
Fires (Episode 2: Everything’s Gone) – Emma Bortignon, Paul Pirola & Roger Van Wensveen
Frayed (Episode 1) – Paul Finlay, Robert Sullivan, James Andrews & Dino Giacomin
The Newsreader (Episode 1: Three, Two, One…) – Nick Godkin
Total Control (Episode 1: Aftermath) – Phil Keros, Stuart Waller, Andy Wright & Diego Ruiz

Best Stand-Up Special
Anne Edmonds and Lloyd Langford – Business with Pleasure
Celia Pacquola – Let Me Know How It All Works Out
Hannah Gadsby – Douglas
Lano and Woodley in Lano and Woodley
Rhys Nicholson Live at the Athenaeum
Tom Gleeson – Lighten Up

The AACTA Awards Ceremony will be broadcast nationally on Channel 10 at 7.30pm AEDT December 8 and replayed on BINGE, Foxtel Arena, and AACTA TV.

AACTA members can see all of the nominated productions on AACTA TV.

3 Responses

  1. Surprised RFDS has missed out on something especially cinematography. They had some amazing shots. Guess its assumed cancellation (TVNZ said in a recent article it has only one season so i guess its all but confirmed) hasn’t helped.

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