Sheridan is understood to have had a scheduling conflict due to the LA Pilot season.
Crowe, who was already hosting the AACTA International Awards in LA will now host both events.
AFI | AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella, said, “Russell Crowe is a formidable talent whose work has been recognised through peer assessed awards the world over, including through the Oscars, BAFTAs and AFI Awards.
“That Russell is hosting two events for the Australian Academy in L.A. and Sydney within the space of a week attests to both his support of the Australian screen industry, and his leadership with AACTA as we promote a voice for the Australian industry in the U.S. We are incredibly pleased to have Russell on board for what is going to be an amazing show.’’
Russell Crowe said: ‘’The Australian Academy is making its mark in the States, and I’m equally as honoured to represent the Australian industry in L.A. as host of AACTA’s International Awards, as I am to return home to celebrate the success of my peers at the 2nd AACTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney.
‘’The show format for the Ceremony will be entertaining and fast paced, whilst rightfully honouring the fantastic film and television our nation is producing.’’
TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverly McGarvey: “We are delighted Russell will be returning to Sydney especially to host the AACTA Awards. We have no doubt he will captivate both his audience in the room and those watching on television.”
The AACTAs will be broadcast on TEN 9:30pm, Wednesday 30 January.