The AACTA awards kicked off Monday 5th at The Star Casino which brought in all the film and TV Industry. Geoffrey Rush Chairman of the AACTAs was in good humour when he arrived and was one of the presenting guests. Television’s leading actress Danielle Cormack commented on the red carpet arrivals “I love how Australian TV is now more complex, characters have gone from being one dimensional to actual people that represent actual Australians.” She continues to say she “enjoys how Australians recognise themselves through these characters.” Danielle also told us to keep an eye out on her this 2017 as she has a lot of bigs things coming up!
The MC’s who returned from last year were the comedy duo Kitty Flanagan and Tom Gleeson. The pair hilariously took to the stage to inform everyone that they were able to cut loose and say whatever they pleased as it was a non-televised event. The jokes were quick witted and were not suitable for broadcast which added to the occasion.
Hacksaw Ridge that was filmed in Sydney, is tipped to be the favourite this year in awards wining circles, it took four awards for Best Editing in a Feature film, Best Sound, Best Original Music and Best Production Design.
Glenn Melenhorst and Ineke Majoor won Best Visual Effects for Game Of Thrones “Battle of The Bastards” In order to get the job they jumped through several hoops to prove they were up to the task . Glenn also said “when I found out Jon Snow was still alive, I had never held a secret so deeply for so long in my life.” (A year.)
Peter Duncan Director and Writer scoped the final award for the hit series everyone favourite drama “Rake”, in addition the series also won best sound.
He explain how Rake is a “dramedy” stating “if we have a really sad scene, we need a really funny scene to balance it both.” and how drama and comedy are always looked at as two completely different sides of a coin and that it’s refreshing to have something that mixes the two of them together. Duncan is proud of the standard of writing on the saga and that it has had a good shelf life due to the fact that they treat each season ” as if it’s the final season so they don’t jinx it and announced of Season 5 was confirmed.
AACTA Awards will be telecasted on Channel Seven Wednesday evening at 8.30pm with many leading stars who be attending Mel Gibson, George Miller, Paul Hogan, and Isla Fisher who receive the Trailblazer award and husband Sacha Baron Cohen will be in attendance plus much more star studded industry stars.
LIST OF WINNERS
AACTA AWARD for Best Adapted Screenplay – The Daughter AACTA AWARD for Best Cinematographer – Hacksaw Ridge AACTA AWARD for Best Editing in a Feature film – Hacksaw Ridge AACTA AWARD for Best Sound – Hacksaw Ridge
AACTA AWARD for Best Original Music – Hacksaw Ridge
AACTA AWARD for Best Production Design – Hacksaw Ridge
AACTA AWARD for Best Costume Design – Girl Asleep
AACTA AWARD for Best Visual Effects – Game of Thrones ‘Battle of The Bastards’ Season 6, Episode 9.
AACTA AWARD for Best Children’s Television Series – Beat Bugs
AACTA Subscription Television award for Best Live Event Production – 2015/16 HYUNDAI A -LEAGUE Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers.
AACTA AWARD for Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy – Rake (episode 8)
AACTA AWARD for Best Direction in a Television Light Entertainment Lifestyle or Reality Series – The Recruit.
AACTA AWARD for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama – Damon Herriman.
AACTA AWARD for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama – Celia Pacquloa
AACTA AWARD for Best Performance in a Television Comedy – Patrick Brammall
AACTA Subscription Television award for Best Male Presenter – Stan Grant
AACTA Subscription Television award for Best Female Presenter – Maggie Beer
AACTA Subscription Television award for Best New Talent – James Rochford
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for Best Cinematography in Television – Wolf Creek – Episode 3: Salt Lake (Stan)
for Best Editing in Television – Wentworth
for Best Sound in Television – Rake – Episode 7
for Best Original Music Score in Television – The Kettering Incident – Episode 1 (foxtel –
for Best Production Design in Television: Marry: The Making of a Princess (Network Ten) for Best Costume Design in Television: Molly – Part 1 (Seven Network)
for Best Documentary Television Program – Hitting Home (ABC)
for Best Direction in a Documentary – Hanson: Please Explain (SBS)
for Best Cinematography in a Documentary – In The Shadow of the Hill for Best Editing in a Documentary – In the Shadow of the Hill
for Best Sound in a Documentary – Highly Strung
for Best Original Music Score in a Documentary – Monsieur Mayonnaise
for Best Short Animation – Oscar Wilde’s “The Nightingale and the Rose” for Best Short Fiction Film – Dream Baby
For more social red carpet arrivals go to red carpet link on HHB.
Coverage by Jojo Hawkins and Caroline Russo Video filmed by Shahan Alanezi.
Photos Hush Hush Biz Mirre Jennings.