AACTA Awards 2013: winners

By David Knox on January 31, 2013 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 13

Photo1 (2)pbProducer John Edwards shared two of the top Drama prizes at the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards in Sydney last night.

TEN’s Puberty Blues and Nine’s Howzat miniseries were both lauded by the industry in the Television awards. Edwards co-produced with Imogen Banks (pictured) and Mimi Butler respectively.

ABC also scored with gongs for Rake, Redfern Now and Jack Irish while The Amazing Race Australia and Underbelly: Badness were also recognised.

TV Winners in bold:

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

Meanwhile The Sapphires scooped the Film categories.

13 Comments »

  1. oztvheritage February 1, 2013 at 10:07 am -

    Ten don’t do these broadcasts for the love of it. It never going to rate so AACTA probably had to pay for the airtime and one hour is probably all they could afford.

    Yeah it was hardly exciting Television!!! Was impressed by the high profile attendees, but clearly not the production funds to do much more.

  2. wilmawalrus January 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm -

    Telecast was appalling – why even bother!! To disrespect 80% of the awards, including major ones like the Byron Kennedy Award to Sarah Watt by flicking through them prior to ad breaks was inexcusable. Whoever made those decisions – Ten, AACTA, you have absolutely ruined the credibility and recognition that our film and television industry deserves. Epic fail!!!!

  3. Maev....Sydney January 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm -

    Leah Purcell. Redfern Now – Episode 1 ‘Family’
    Well done and so deserved….terrifc episode!

  4. Secret Squirrel January 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm -

    Agree with comments regarding the broadcast program – thoroughly disrespectful and pretty much a waste of time. If this is indicative of how Ten will be managing things for 2013, they will continue to vie with ABC for third place.

  5. daveinprogress January 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm -

    Jennome, whatever 10 did it was not alone. It was in collaboration with AACTA. The film body doesn’t just leave a network to do what it likes. It was a joint stuff up. If all that was offered by the network was a 1hour, AACTA would have provided the rundown suggesting what to include. The packages were clearly decided way ahead of time. That Irish actor Chris O’Dowd was the Best Film Actor winner, AACTA must have made the choice not to include his category; seeing he and Matthew Goode were no-shows out of the 4.

  6. JB January 31, 2013 at 11:59 am -

    It was still a million times better than the Logies, more repecatable, credible and much more worthy winners. Ten absolutely slaughtered the broadcast though by cutting it down so much. Speeches seemed to be edited down as well of the ones they did show.

    Seven would be absolute morons to axe The Amazing Race Australia. It’s won an AACTA Award, International Emmy, and 2nd in viewer voted TV Tonight Awards. It’s clearly a favourite with viewers and critics.

  7. Rutzie January 31, 2013 at 10:48 am -

    I can’t believe they only had an hour long telecast. I wonder if AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella is still delighted to have partnered with Network Ten.

  8. Jennome January 31, 2013 at 10:40 am -

    daveinprogress, it wasn’t AACTA but TEN who mauled the show, cutting it to smithereens leaving it with no atmosphere, no sense of occasion, in spite of the wonderful line-up of talent in attendance.

    Russell Crowe was terrific, what we saw of him (why on earth was TEN still telling us it was being hosted by Hugh Sheridan right up until the starting gate?). TEN having been starting their late news all over the shop, so why was it so important to start it at 10.30 last night?

    The networks really d*ck this show around each year. So it isn’t the Oscars, but it had a fair swag of Oscar winners there, and deserves much better treatment than it gets.

  9. David Knox January 31, 2013 at 10:16 am -

    1 hour was insufficient. Sure it won’t top the ratings, but that’s not why you do this. Disappointed.

  10. Steven G January 31, 2013 at 10:06 am -

    I would have liked to have seen more of the show, surely 2 hours isn’t much to ask especially when you consider the quality of the talent in the auditorium.

  11. daveinprogress January 31, 2013 at 9:45 am -

    Oh and Lachy Hulme and Anthony Hayes passed over for Roxburgh. He can sleep his way through that role. Leah Purcell was one of the great moments, and Steve Curry and Ricky Ponting – but on paper, wtf? Strange pairing. Curry to host please.

  12. Gonzo January 31, 2013 at 8:51 am -

    The Best Direction seems a little odd given Best Drama and Best mini series went to other shows. Perhaps his performance was outstanding, while the asting, writing and art direction were below par?

  13. daveinprogress January 31, 2013 at 8:48 am -

    Worst telecast ever….

    Cripes I wish AACTA would respect the viewing audience a little. Just a little. What ceremony excludes the Best Lead Actor from the main presentation and gives you a 5 second bit, of someone accepting for the winner. Ridiculous.
    No real sense of any other movies other than The Sapphires. No tribute to Sarah Watt that according to the aacta press release was moving and a highlight. No In Memoriam… Shocking.

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