AACTA Awards 2013: nominees

By David Knox on December 3, 2012 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 7

Puberty Blues, Rake, Tangle and Redfern Now will battle it out for the Best Television Drama Series in the 2013 AACTA Awards.

Nominees for the second AACTAs, the rebranded AFI Awards, were announced today in Sydney.

Competing for Best Television Comedy Series are A Moody Christmas, Danger 5, Lowdown and Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell.

Others to attract nods are Dance Academy, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Gruen Sweat, The Hamster Wheel, My Kitchen Rules, The Voice, Go Back To Where You Came From and Then The Wind Changed.

TV Nominees:

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES
• The Adventures of Figaro Pho. Dan Fill, Frank Verheggen, David Webster. ABC3
• Dance Academy – Series 2. Joanna Werner. ABC3
• Flea-bitten! Gillian Carr. Nine Network
• Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare. Suzanne Ryan,
Seng Choon Meng, Sebastian Debertin, Tina Sicker. FOXTEL – Disney Junior, ABC2

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
• A Moody Christmas. Andrew Walker. ABC1
• Danger 5. Kate Croser, Dario Russo. SBS
• Lowdown – Season 2. Nicole Minchin, Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar. ABC1
• Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell. Peter Beck. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
• Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight – Series 2. Rachel Millar, Adam Hills, Bruce Kane. ABC1
• Agony Aunts. Adam Zwar, Nicole Minchin. ABC1
• Gruen Sweat. Anita Jacoby, Andrew Denton, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell. ABC1
• The Hamster Wheel – Series 1. Andy Nehl. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
• The Amazing Race Australia. David Gardner, Matthew Kowald. Seven Network
• MasterChef Australia – Series 4. Tim Toni. Network Ten
• My Kitchen Rules – Series 3. Matt Apps, Greg Swanborough, Evan Wilkes. Seven Network
• The Voice. Julie Ward. Nine Network

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
• Puberty Blues. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. Network Ten
• Rake – Season 2. Ian Collie, Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh. ABC1
• Redfern Now. Darren Dale, Miranda Dear. ABC1
• Tangle – Season 3. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. FOXTEL – Showtime

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES
• Beaconsfield. John Edwards, Jane Liscombe. Nine Network
• Devil’s Dust. Antonia Barnard, Stephen Corvini. ABC1
• Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. John Edwards, Mimi Butler. Nine Network
• Underground. Helen Bowden. Network Ten

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
• The Amazing Race Australia – Episode 1. Michael McKay. Seven Network
• Beaconsfield. Glendyn Ivin. Nine Network
• Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Part 1. Daina Reid. Nine Network
• Jack Irish: Bad Debts. Jeffrey Walker. ABC 1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
• A Moody Christmas – Episode 5 ‘Water Under the Bridge’. Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd. ABC1
• Lowdown – Season 2 – Episode 3 ‘One Fine Gay’. Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar, Trudy Hellier. ABC1
• Puberty Blues – Episode 5. Alice Bell, Tony McNamara. Network Ten
• Redfern Now – Episode 6 ‘Pretty Boy Blue’. Steven McGregor. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
• Jimi Bani. Mabo. ABC1
• Anthony Hayes. Devil’s Dust. ABC1
• Lachy Hulme. Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. Nine Network
• Richard Roxburgh. Rake – Season 2. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
• Ashleigh Cummings. Puberty Blues. Network Ten
• Essie Davis. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. ABC1
• Susie Porter. Dangerous Remedy. ABC1
• Leah Purcell. Redfern Now – Episode 1 ‘Family’. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
• Luke Carroll. Redfern Now – Episode 6 ‘Pretty Boy Blue’. ABC1
• Abe Forsythe. Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Part 1. Nine Network
• Aaron Jeffery. Underbelly Badness – Episode 3 ‘The Loaded Dog’. Nine Network
• Dan Wyllie. Puberty Blues – Episode 4. Network Ten

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
• Shareena Clanton. Redfern Now – Episode 1 ‘Family’. ABC1
• Mandy McElhinney. Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War – Part 2. Nine Network
• Susan Prior. Puberty Blues – Episode 4. Network Ten
• Laura Wheelwright. Underground. Network Ten

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
• Patrick Brammall. A Moody Christmas. ABC1
• Barry Crocker. The Strange Calls. ABC2
• Damon Herriman. Laid – Series 2. ABC1
• Frank Woodley. Woodley. ABC1

DOCUMENTARY
AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
• A Common Purpose. Mitzi Goldman.
• The Curse Of The Gothic Symphony. Veronica Fury. ABC1
• Dr Sarmast’s Music School. Beth Frey. ABC1
• Storm Surfers 3D. Ellenor Cox, Marcus Gillezeau.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
• All The Way. Anne Delaney. ABC1
• I Can Change Your Mind About Climate. Simon Nasht, Kate Hodges. ABC1
• The Man Who Jumped. Julia Redwood, Ed Punchard. SBS
• Then The Wind Changed. Jeni McMahon. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
• Go Back To Where You Came From. Rick McPhee. SBS
• Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta. Jacob Hickey. SBS
• Singapore 1942 – End of Empire. Andrew Ogilvie, Trevor Graham, Ned Lander. SBS
• Sporting Nation. Andrea Denholm, Lavinia Riachi, John Clarke, Laura Waters. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Dr Sarmast’s Music School. Polly Watkins. ABC1
• Fighting Fear. Macario De Souza. FOXTEL – Movie Network
• Go Back To Where You Came From – Episode 2. Ivan O’Mahoney. SBS
• Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta – Episode 2. Bernadine Lim. SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Dr Sarmast’s Music School. Peter Zakharov, Stephen Amis. ABC1
• Fighting Fear. Tim Bonython, Chris Bryan, Macario De Souza, Lee Kelly. FOXTEL – Movie Network
• Go Back To Where You Came From – Episode 3. Stephen Baker, Nicola Daley. SBS
• Storm Surfers 3D. David Maguire, Robert Morton, Dean Cropp, Richard Kickbush.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Chateau Chunder – A Wine Revolution. Lawrie Silvestrin. ABC1
• Dr Sarmast’s Music School. Tony Stevens ASE. ABC1
• Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta – Episode 1. Sam Wilson. SBS
• Storm Surfers 3D. Rodrigo Balart, Campbell Wilson.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Dr Sarmast’s Music School. Dale Cornelius, Livia Ruzic, Keith Thomas. ABC1
• Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta – Episode 2. Christopher Elves, Chris McCallum, David White. SBS
• Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me. Paul Charlier, Ian McLoughlin, Brooke Trezise, Nick Batterham, Richard Boxhall.
• Singapore 1942 – End of Empire – Episode 1. Glenn Martin, Ric Curtin, Ash Gibson Greig, Ian Grant, Leo Sullivan, Mark Tarpey. SBS

The awards will take place in Sydney on January 30.

7 Comments »

  1. CM January 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm -

    I’m surprised that Offspring isn’t nominated too.

  2. kelly December 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm -

    Where is the award for Cinematography in a Drama series.?… do they think the director, actors and editors light / shoot scenes themselves ?.

  3. Mr. J December 4, 2012 at 11:18 am -

    Go amazing race!!

  4. Rach31 December 4, 2012 at 10:26 am -

    I’m surprised that Tangle didn’t get any acting nominations, and also that Offspring didn’t get recognised all! Also a little surprised that Redfern Now qualified for the awards, I thought it would have aired a bit late.

  5. daveinprogress December 4, 2012 at 7:59 am -

    Complete shut out for Offspring! A fifth nominee in leads for Asher Keddie and Matthew LeNevez, and supports for Kat Stewart and Richard Davies would not have been difficult. On a happier note, will Mandy McElhinney bring Ketut as her date to the ceremony?

  6. mj December 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm -

    Go Pubes!

  7. Anthony Mai December 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm -

    I got my fingers crossed for Danger 5!

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