Mad Max: Fury Road and Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door Win Big at AACTA

The fifth annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) were presented last night at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, the awards recognising the last 12 months in Australian film. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road took out the top award for Best Film, George Miller receiving the award for Best Director.

The Dressmaker dominated the acting awards, Kate Winslet receiving Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress went to Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving won Best Supporting Actor. Michael Caton took out Best Lead Actor for his work in Last Cab To Darwin.

Two-part miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door won the most television awards, including Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for Sigrid Thornton, Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for Joel Jackson, Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for Ky Baldwin, and Best Telefeature or Miniseries.

AACTA Award Winners:

MOVIES

BEST FILM
The Dressmaker
Holding the Man
Last Cab to Darwin
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Paper Planes

BEST DIRECTION
Jocelyn Moorhouse — The Dressmaker
Neil Armfield — Holding the Man
Jeremy Sims — Last Cab to Darwin
GEORGE MILLER — MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

BEST LEAD ACTOR
Patrick Brammall — Ruben Guthrie
MICHAEL CATON — LAST CAB TO DARWIN
Ryan Corr — Holding the Man
Sullivan Stapleton — Cut Snake

BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Robyn Butler — Now Add Honey
Ningali Lawford-Wolf — Last Cab to Darwin
Charlize Theron — Mad Max: Fury Road
KATE WINSLET — THE DRESSMAKER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Coles Smith — Last Cab to Darwin
Alex Dimitriades — Ruben Guthrie
Anthony LaPaglia — Holding the Man
HUGO WEAVING — THE DRESSMAKER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
JUDY DAVIS — THE DRESSMAKER
Emma Hamilton — Last Cab to Darwin
Deborah Mailman — Paper Planes
Sarah Snook — The Dressmaker

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN FILM
THE DRESSMAKER
Last Cab to Darwin
Mad Max: Fury Road
Oddball
Paper Planes

TV

BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA
My Kitchen Rules
Real Housewives of Melbourne
The Voice Australia
The X Factor

BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
GLITCH
Love Child
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Wentworth

BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES
Banished
PETER ALLEN — NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
The Principal
The Secret River

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Wayne Blair — Redfern Now
Joel Jackson — Deadline Gallipoli
JOEL JACKSON — PETER ALLEN — NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Oliver Jackson-Cohen — The Secret River

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Deborah Mailman — Redfern Now
PAMELA RABE — WENTWORTH
Peta Sergeant — House of Hancock
Sarah Snook — The Secret River

BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
John Bach — Gallipoli
KY BALDWIN — PETER ALLEN — NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Lachy Hulme — The Secret River
Rahel Romahn — The Principal

BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Harriet Dyer — Love Child
Rarriwuy Hick — Redfern Now
Hannah Monson — Glitch
SIGRID THORNTON — PETER ALLEN — NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR

SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION 20TH ANNIVERSARY AWARD FOR BEST DRAMA
Devil’s Playground
LOVE MY WAY
Top of the Lake
Wentworth

BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Jacquelin Perske, Shaun Grant — Deadline Gallipoli
MICHAEL MILLER — PETER ALLEN — NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Kristen Dunphy — The Principal
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch — Utopia

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