2010 AFI Awards: Nominees

By David Knox on October 27, 2010 / Filed Under News 18

Tangle, Rush, Spirited and The Circuit have been named as the four nominees for Best television Drama Series in the 2010 AFI Awards.

But it is TEN’s Hawke telemovie that leads the way with 6 nominations, including Best Direction and Best Screenplay as well as Lead Actor in a Television Drama for Richard Roxburgh.

Tangle from Showcase has received 5 nominations including Best Television Drama Series, and nods for Best Lead Actress for Justine Clarke and Catherine McClements.

Best Television Comedy Series has been equally dominated by the ABC’s Review With Myles Barlow and SBS’s Wilfred II with three nominations each, and the ABC’s Lowdown taking two nominations.

The four nominees for the competitive Light Entertainment category are The Gruen Transfer, Hungry Beast, MasterChef Australia and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation.

Lockie Leonard from Network Nine has three nominations in the category of Children’s Television Drama. ABC Children’s drama again upstaged its adult drama with Dance Academy, My Place and Dead Gorgeous all nominated.

TELEVISION NOMINEES

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
The Circuit, Series 2. Ross Hutchens, Colin South. SBS
Rush, Season 3. John Edwards, Mimi Butler. Network Ten
Spirited. Claudia Karvan, Jacquelin Perske, John Edwards. W
Tangle, Season 2. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. Showcase

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
Lowdown. Nicole Minchin, Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar. ABC
Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. Dean Bates. ABC
Wilfred II. Jenny Livingston, Tony Rogers, Adam Zwar, Jason Gann. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
The Gruen Transfer, Series 3. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell. ABC1
Hungry Beast, Series Two. Andrew Denton, Andy Nehl. ABC1
MasterChef Australia. Margaret Bashfield, Judy Smart, Caroline Spencer. Network Ten
Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation. Peter Beck. Network Ten

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE, MINI SERIES OR SHORT RUN SERIES
A Model Daughter: The Killing Of Caroline Byrne. Karl Zwicky. Network Ten
Hawke. Richard Keddie. Network Ten

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION DRAMA
Dance Academy. Joanna Werner ABC
Dead Gorgeous. Ewan Burnett, Margot McDonald. ABC
Lockie Leonard. Kylie Du Fresne. Nine Network
My Place. Penny Chapman. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION
dirtgirlworld. Cate McQuillen. ABC
Erky Perky. Kristine Klohk, Barbara Stephen, Tracy Lenon. Seven Network
The Legend Of Enyo. Avrill Stark, Michael Christensen. Seven Network

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
Dance Academy ‐ Episode 2, ‘Week Zero’. Jeffrey Walker. ABC
Hawke. Emma Freeman. Network Ten
Rush, Season 3 ‐ Episode 308, ‘Train’. Grant Brown. Network Ten
Tangle, Season 2 ‐ Episode 16, ‘Lost and Found’. Emma Freeman. Showcase

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Hawke. Glen Dolman. Network Ten
Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2 ‐ Episode 6, ‘Happiness, Escapism, Acceptance’.
Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd. ABC
Tangle, Season 2 ‐ Episode 15, ‘Sleepwalking’. Fiona Seres. Showcase
Wilfred II – Episode 7, ‘Dog Star’. Jason Gann, Adam Zwar. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Garry McDonald. A Model Daughter: The Killing Of Caroline Byrne. Network Ten
Corey McKernan. Lockie Leonard. Nine Network
Aaron Pedersen. The Circuit, Series 2. SBS
Richard Roxburgh. Hawke. Network Ten

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Cheree Cassidy. Underbelly: The Golden Mile ‐ Episode 7, ‘Full Force Gale’. Nine Network
Justine Clarke. Tangle, Season 2. Showcase
Poppy Lee Friar. Dead Gorgeous. ABC
Catherine McClements. Tangle, Season 2. Showcase

AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Damien Garvey. Underbelly: The Golden Mile ‐ Episode 10, ‘Hurt on Duty’. Nine Network
Rhys Muldoon. Lockie Leonard ‐ Episode 11, ‘Snake Hide Oil. Nine Network
John Waters. Offspring. Network Ten
Ben Winspear. My Place ‐ Episode 5, ‘1968 Sofia’. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Linda Cropper. Satisfaction, Season 3 ‐ Episode 8, ‘Not Vanilla’. Showcase
Sacha Horler. Hawke. Network Ten
Asher Keddie. Hawke. Network Ten
Deborah Mailman. Offspring. Network Ten

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Paul Denny. Lowdown. ABC
Jason Gann. Wilfred II. SBS
Phil Lloyd. Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. ABC

NON‐FEATURE FILM NOMINEES:

AFI AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Contact. Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. ABC1
Inside The Firestorm. Lucy Maclaren, Alex West. ABC
The Snowman. Rachel Landers, Dylan Blowen.
Strange Birds In Paradise ‐ A West Papuan Story. Jamie Nicolai, John Cherry.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Sharyn Prentice, Marianne Latham, Lavinia Riachi. ABC
Rudely Interrupted. Susie Jones, Benjamin Jones. ABC1
Surviving Mumbai. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle. ABC
You Only Live Twice ‐ The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family. Ruth Cullen. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Addicted To Money. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle. ABC
Disable Bodied Sailors. Karina Holden, Nick Robinson. SBS
Kokoda. Andrew Wiseman. ABC1
Liberal Rule‐ The Politics That Changed Australia. Nick Torrens, Frank Haines. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Amanda Chang. ABC
Contact. Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. ABC1
Inside The Firestorm. Jacob Hickey. ABC
Strange Birds In Paradise ‐ A West Papuan Story. Charlie Hill‐Smith.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Disable Bodied Sailors ‐ Episode 3. Nick Robinson. SBS
Miracles ‐ Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’. Tony Oliver ACS. ABC1
Strange Birds In Paradise ‐ A West Papuan Story. Angus Kemp.
Surviving Mumbai. Jim Frater. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Karin Steininger. ABC
Contact. Tania Nehme. ABC1
Inside The Firestorm. Steven Robinson. ABC
Surviving Mumbai. David Fosdick. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Brett Aplin, Andrew McGrath, Erin McKimm. ABC
Inside The Firestorm. Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith. ABC
Kokoda ‐ Episode 1, ‘The Invasion’. David Bridie, Chris Goodes, Ian Grant, Patrick Slater. ABC1
Strange Birds In Paradise ‐ A West Papuan Story. Mik la Vage, Doron Kipen, David Bridie.

plus:

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
Simon Baker. The Mentalist, Season 2. Nine Network
Ryan Kwanten. True Blood, Season 3. Showcase
Kodi Smit‐McPhee. The Road
Sam Worthington. Avatar

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
Toni Collette. United States of Tara, Season 2. ABC1
Bojana Novakovic. Edge of Darkness
Mia Wasikowska. Alice in Wonderland
Naomi Watts. Mother and Child

Nine will air the AFI Awards hosted by Shane Jacobson on December 11th.

18 Comments »

  1. Jerome October 28, 2010 at 10:54 am -

    why can’t they have a reality genre for masterchef to be nominated for. it seems they class everything that is not scripted or a doco as light ent. it would be unfair imo to a show like TBYG (a light ent. show) if it is beaten by a reality show which is a completely different genre.

  2. David Knox October 28, 2010 at 10:49 am -

    Ben I don’t think it’s me that has the error….. Angus is hosting the IF Awards and he’ll do a fine job! ;-)

  3. ben October 28, 2010 at 10:35 am -

    I believe you have an error in the article. Angus Sampson will be hosting this years awards and the event will be aired on SBS on 24th November and on Showtime at a later date.

  4. Anthony Mai October 28, 2010 at 9:12 am -

    @Carta. About that, is it right to suggest that the shows/producers themselves choose to gets to be submitted and it which category?

    Like I downloaded the detailed PDF from the AFI website and each show had their own page and all the actors/actresses were listed in categories like:
    (Offspring) Leading Actress: Asher Keddie, Nina Proudman; Kat Stewart, Billie Proudman
    Leading Actor: Don Hany, Dr. Chris; Eddie Perfect, Mick Holland
    Supporting/Guest Actor: John Waters, Darcy Proudman etc.

    Deborah Mailman was listed in supporting/guest actress while Linda Cropper (who plays the mum) is not even listed!! That suggests that she wasn’t even considered in the first place, which isn’t fair at all because it really limits the list of competitors. (Hmm, maybe Linda wasn’t listed for Offspring because her chances for Satisfaction were higher?)

    I prefer the Emmys.

  5. Carta October 28, 2010 at 1:10 am -

    How is Corey McKernan (Phillip) considered a lead actor in “Lockie Leonard”? Surely Sean Keenan (Lockie) would be the lead actor?

  6. Rutzie October 28, 2010 at 12:14 am -

    How the hell did Bojana Novakovic get nominated for the Best International Actress award. She was in Edge Of Darkness for about 5mins. Surely Mel Gibson should’ve been nominated if she was.

  7. Harry October 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm -

    Kat Stewart should have been nominated for playing ‘Billie’ on Offspring – I think she deserves it.

  8. David Knox October 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm -

    Alex: Rafters and City Homicide have both been nominated before. And does it get any more mainstream than a MasterChef nomination?

  9. Meg October 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm -

    Even so agree with what you said @Anthony, especially regarding Offspring. I thought Asher Keddie would have been a shoe-in, and Kat Stewart as well. The Offspring cast do tend to turn up everywhere else though, check out the Guest/Supporting Actress for TV Drama category.
    Thought Emma Booth was the the standout in Underbelly too.
    And Spirited for Best TV Drama but nothing else…
    The episode of Rush that’s been nominated for Best Direction, “Train”, that was a super episode.

  10. Alex October 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm -

    Are the AFI’s even that relevant anymore? I mean nobody watches them on TV, Logies do 1.6 while AFI’s do less than 0.4.

    I guess they’re good for the industry, but the production of the ceremony is usually badly put together, boring and cheap and all that rubbishing of the Logies that they often do just highlights the AFI’s flaws.

    Also, more mainstream shows like Rafters, City Homicide, Sea Patrol are never nominated. I’m not saying they’re better than those shows up there but they have episodes, performances, direction and writing that often is as good as those Fox/Ten/ABC dramas and they’re never recognised.

  11. Anthony Mai October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm -

    I’ll take some of that back, now that I just read about Kat Stewart, Eddie Perfect and Don Hany submitting in Lead…

  12. Anthony Mai October 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm -

    I am not happy about these TV nominations!!!!!

    Cheree Cassidy got a nom for Underbelly for Lead Actress, while Emma Booth misses out?! I watched the entire Golden Mile series and Booth is by far the stand out.

    John Waters for Offspring?? If you want to reward a supporting actor from Offspring than Don Hany, Eddie Perfect, Christopher Morris or even Richard Davies would be a better choice. I’m not saying that Waters is a bad actor, it’s just he doesn’t do much on the show!!

    And nominating Deborah Mailman for supporting actress when Kat Stewart is miles ahead on Offspring?

    But I am glad that Rush is nominated for Best Drama!!!!

    Actors/actresses I feel missed out:
    -Emma Booth, Underbelly: The Golden Mile
    -Dieter Brummer, Underbelly: The Golden Mile
    -Paul Tassone, Underbelly: The Golden Mile
    -Michael Vice, Underbelly: The Golden Mile
    -Asher Keddie, Offspring
    -Kat Stewart, Offspring

  13. Matt October 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm -

    I like these noms!

    Nice to see such variety this year (in television anyway, I’m sure Animal Kingdom will sweep all the film related ones), Offspring, Satisfaction and Underbelly still picking up a couple of noms despite not making it for the big one – it’s better than those four series nominated for Best Drama dominating each and every field.

  14. Jen13 October 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm -

    I tried Wilfred, but thought it was the stupidest thing I’d ever seen!
    My dog took some interest, so perhaps it just wasn’t aimed at me.

  15. russell October 27, 2010 at 4:11 pm -

    Hope Rush wins it;s the best drama on aussie tv. The cast and crew do such a great job..

  16. Lizzie May October 27, 2010 at 3:19 pm -

    These nominations make no sense. Spirited for Best Drama – sure – but what about noms for Claudia and Matt King??? Not to mention the ridiculous fact that all screenplays are chucked into one category. Tangle and Hawke in with Wilfred and Miles Barlow? That’s just stupid – makes the whole thing a farce!

  17. Harry October 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm -

    Rush to win best drama!

  18. Big Al October 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm -

    Bit strange that Tangle had so many nominations but none for best actor…… What about Matt Day or Joel Tobeck?

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