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Inaugural Samsung AACTA Award Winners Announced

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AACTA President Geoffrey Rush was joined on stage by internationally acclaimed Australian actors including Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mia Wasikowska, Jonathan and Anthony LaPaglia, Jacki Weaver and Rachael Taylorto honour the year's best achievements in Australian film and television at the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards Ceremony, held at the Sydney Opera House.

The Ceremony also featured some of the most popular names in Australian entertainment, including performances by Olivia Newton-John, Tim Rogers and Megan Washington.

Winners announced at the Samsung AACTA Awards Ceremony are as follows:

AACTA Award for Best YOUNG ACTOR
Lara Robinson. Cloudstreet - Part 1. FOXTEL - Showcase

TELEVISION

AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series
East West 101, Season 3 - The Heroes' Journey. Steve Knapman, Kris Wyld.SBS

AACTA Award for Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series
The Slap. Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon. ABC1

AACTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Television Series
The Gruen Transfer, Series 4. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir.ABC1

AACTA Award for Best Direction in Television
The Slap - Episode 3 'Harry'. Matthew Saville. ABC1

AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television
The Slap - Episode 3 'Harry'. Brendan Cowell. ABC1

AACTA Award for Best LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Alex Dimitriades. The Slap. ABC1

AACTA Award for Best LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Sarah Snook. Sisters Of War. ABC1

AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama
Richard Cawthorne. Killing Time - Episode 2. FOXTEL - TV1

AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting ActRESS in a Television Drama
Diana Glenn. The Slap - Episode 3 'Harry'. ABC1

SWITCHED ON AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM
Packed To The Rafters. Seven Network

SWITCHED ON AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Asher Keddie. Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo. ABC1

FEATURE FILM

SAMSUNG AACTA Award for Best FILM
RED DOG. Nelson Woss, Julie Ryan.

AACTA Award for Best DIRECTION
Snowtown. Justin Kurzel.

AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Griff The Invisible. Leon Ford.

AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Snowtown. Shaun Grant.

AACTA Award for Best LEAD ACTOR
Daniel Henshall. Snowtown.

AACTA Award for Best LEAD Actress
Judy Davis. The Eye Of The Storm.

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hugo Weaving. Oranges And Sunshine.

AACTA Award for Best Supporting ACTRESS
Louise Harris. Snowtown.

Highlights of the AACTA International Awards Ceremony, held on 27 January in Los Angeles, were also screened at tonight's event, with six winners announced across five categories:

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay (Joint Winners)
The Ides Of March. George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
Margin Call. J.C. Chandor

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
The Artist. Michel Hazanavicius

AACTA International Award for Best Actor
Jean Dujardin. The Artist

AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Meryl Streep. The Iron Lady

AACTA International Award for Best Film
The Artist. Thomas Langmann


AACTA congratulates all inaugural Samsung AACTA Award recipients.

Video highlights and photographs from the Ceremony will be available at www.aacta.org by the end of the week.

 

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