The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is a professional organisation of film and television practitioners in Australia. The Academy's aim is "to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)was established in August 2011 with the backing of the Australian Film Institue(AFI) to act as its industry engagement arm and to administer the AACTA Awards(formerly the Australian Film Institute Awards, also known as the AFI Awards) which rewards achievements in Australian feature film, television, documentary and short films.
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)which has between 1,500 and 2,000 members,comprises fifteen Chapters, with each representing a different area of speciality in feature film, television, documentary and short film.
- AACTA Award for Best Film
- AACTA Award for Best Direction
- AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
- AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography
- AACTA Award for Best Editing
- AACTA Award for Best Sound
The Inaugural AACTA Awards were held in January 2012 and included the AACTA International Awards (held in Los Angeles – marking AFI | AACTA's first internationally-held Awards event), and the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards, held at the Sydney Opera House and broadcast nationally on Channel Nine
2nd AACTA Awards -Jan 28 and Jan 30,2013
On 3 December 2012, the full list of nominees for feature-film, television and non-feature films were released.Round two of voting, to determine the feature-film award winners,
commenced on the day of the nominations announcement, and concluded on
13 December 2012.
The lists of both Film and TV AACTA winners are below.FEATURE FILM
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
The Sapphires. Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
The Sapphires. Wayne Blair.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Wish You Were Here. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Sapphires. Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Chris O'Dowd. The Sapphires.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Deborah Mailman. The Sapphires.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Antony Starr. Wish You Were Here.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Mauboy. The Sapphires.
BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Saskia Rosendahl. Lore.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
Puberty Blues. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. Network Ten. SBS
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War. John Edwards, Mimi Butler. Nine Network
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
Jack Irish: Bad Debts. Jeffrey Walker. ABC1
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Redfern Now – Episode 6 'Pretty Boy Blue'. Steven McGregor. ABC1
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Richard Roxburgh. Rake – Season 2. ABC1
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Leah Purcell. Redfern Now. ABC1
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Aaron Jeffery. Underbelly Badness – Episode 3 'The Loaded Dog'. Nine Network.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Mandy McElhinney. Howzat! Kerry Packer's War – Part 2. Nine Network.
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
The Amazing Race Australia. Michael McKay, Trent Chapman, David Gardner, Matt Kowald. Seven Network.