Winners of 2018 AACTA Awards announced

Film Victoria congratulates all the winners and nominees recognised in the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel.

Film Victoria-supported projects and Victorian practitioners and productions were well represented among the nominees, and recognised with a number of awards across multiple categories, including sound, costume and production design.

Six-part drama series Picnic at Hanging Rock won three awards in the Television category, taking out Best Costume Design (Episode 1, Edie Kurzer), Best Production Design (Episode 1, Jo Ford) and Best Cinematography (Episode 1, Gary Phillips). Picnic at Hanging Rock was supported through Film Victoria’s Production Incentive Attraction Fund and produced by FremantleMedia for Foxtel.

Gritty drama series Romper Stomper took out the award for Best Sound in Television (Episode 3: Poetry, Greg Burgmann, Frank Lipson and Andrew McGrath) while Every Cloud Productions (Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox, Belinda Mravicic and Billie Pleffer) won the award for Best Online or Video Series for teen drama Deadlock.

In the Documentary category, director Paul Damien Williams and producer Shannon Swan scored their first AACTA Award when Gurrumul took out Best Feature Length Documentary.

These projects were all supported through Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program. 

Victorian director Bruce Permezel won the award for Best Direction in Non-Fiction Television for his work on Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader and Victorian productions recognised with awards in their respective categories were: All These Creatures (Best Short Fiction Film), The Weekly with Charlie Pickering (Best Entertainment Program) and Finals Footy on Fox: Richmond V Collingwood (Best Sports Presentation).

The full list of winners and nominees is available at AACTA