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AACTA Awards - Congratulations Red Dog

Posted on 1 Feb 2012

The awards season continues with winners of the AACTA Awards announced last night at a Gala event at Sydney’s Opera House where outstanding work is recognized in the fields on Australian film, television, documentary and short productions.

Alberts would like to congratulate the film Red Dog who took home the prestigious Samsung AACTA award for Best Film. The sunburnt drama about a red Kelpie who wins the hearts of a mining community, licensed a number of Alberts songs for the film with Alberts composer Cezary Skubiszweski creating the score for the film.
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards (previously named the AFI awards) were highlighted with an exceptional performance by Alberts’ songwriter Megan Washington of  ‘Sentimental Education” taken from her current release Insomnia.

Winners on the night included  …

FILM

SAMSUNG AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
•    RED DOG. Nelson Woss, Julie Ryan.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
•    Snowtown. Justin Kurzel.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
•    Griff The Invisible. Leon Ford.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
•    Snowtown. Shaun Grant.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
•    Daniel Henshall. Snowtown.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
•    Judy Davis. The Eye Of The Storm.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

•    Hugo Weaving. Oranges And Sunshine.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
•    Louise Harris. Snowtown.

TELEVISION

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR
•    Lara Robinson. Cloudstreet - Part 1. FOXTEL - Showcase

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
•    East West 101, Season 3 - The Heroes' Journey. Steve Knapman, Kris Wyld. SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE, MINI SERIES OR SHORT RUN SERIES
•    The Slap. Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
•    The Gruen Transfer, Series 4. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
•    The Slap - Episode 3 ‘Harry’. Matthew Saville. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
•    The Slap - Episode 3 'Harry'. Brendan Cowell. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
•    Alex Dimitriades. The Slap. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
•    Sarah Snook. Sisters Of War. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
•    Richard Cawthorne. Killing Time - Episode 2. FOXTEL - TV1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
•    Diana Glenn. The Slap - Episode 3 'Harry'. ABC1

SWITCHED ON AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION PROGRAM
•    Packed To The Rafters. Seven Network

SWITCHED ON AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
•    Asher Keddie. Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo. ABC1

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