Victorian talent recognised in 2016 AACTA Awards

Film Victoria congratulates all the winners and nominees recognised in the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel.

Judged by industry, the annual awards recognise and celebrate excellence in Australian screen craft, with 45 awards across film, television and documentary, including screenwriting, producing and acting, cinematography, composition and costume design.

The winners of the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel were announced in a ceremony at Sydney's Star Event Centre on 7 December.

Film Victoria supported projects and talented Victorian practitioners from both sides of the camera were well represented among the nominees, with the following receiving an award:


Best Original Music Score Tanna, Antony Partos

Best VFX or Animation Game of Thrones ‘Battle of the Bastards’ Season 6, Episode 9, Glenn Melenhorst, Ineke Majoor (Iloura)

Best Original Screenplay Hacksaw Ridge, Andrew Knight

Best Film presented by Foxtel Hacksaw Ridge, Paul Currie (producer)


Best Television Comedy Series Upper Middle Bogan, Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Ben Grogan

Best Television Drama Series Wentworth, Pino Amenta (producer)

Best Telefeature or Mini Series The Kettering Incident, Andrew Walker (producer)

Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Elizabeth Debicki, The Kettering Incident 

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama Samuel Johnson, Molly

Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Celia Pacquola, The Beautiful Lie

Best Editing in Television Ben Joss, Wentworth Episode 3 

Best Costume Design in Television Molly (Part 1), Edie Kurzer


Best Cinematography in a Documentary Dan Jackson, In the Shadow of the Hill

Best Editing in a Documentary Steven Robinson, Dan Jackson, In the Shadow of the Hill

Best Original Music Score in a Documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise, Cezary Skubiszewski 

Best Feature Length Documentary Chasing Asylum, Eva Orner

The full list of winners and nominees is available at AACTA.