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AACTA Award winners announced

January 30, 2013

Latest news, Movies, TV

The Sapphires scoops the pool winning six

THE Sapphires sang their way into history at the 2nd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, held last night (January 30, 2013) in Sydney, scooping the pool with six big wins.

The movie, which is about four Aboriginal girls who formed a singing group in the 1960s has been a real hit at the box office. It won Best Film, Best Director (Wayne Blair), Best Lead Actress (Deborah Mailman), Best Lead Actor (Chris O’Dowd), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Mauboy) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs) – bringing the film’s tally to a total of 11 AACTA Awards, including those previously announced at the 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon, on Monday, January 28. The night was hosted by Russell Crowe with guests including Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett.

The winners of both Film and TV AACTA awards are:

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

Sarah Watt

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR

Saskia Rosendahl. Lore

TELEVISION

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

NEWS.COM.AU AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR MOST MEMORABLE SCREEN MOMENT

The Sapphires

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