The 4th AACTA Awards were celebrated across two major events in Sydney in January 2015:
- The 4th AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon was hosted by Adam Zwar on Tuesday 27 January at The Star Event Centre in Sydney
- The 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony was hosted by Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman on Thursday 29 January at The Star Event Centre in Sydney
A total of 47 AACTA Awards were presented across the two events, including three individual awards: the AACTA Trailblazer Award to Rose Byrne, the Byron Kennedy Award to Amiel Courtin-Wilson and the AACTA Longford Lyell Award to Andrew Knight. The 5th AACTA Awards also marked the first time the AACTA Longford Lyell Award was presented, having been renames from the Raymond Longford Award in recognition of Lottie Lyell's contribution to the work of her partner in filmmaking and in life, Raymond Longford.
In an unusual though not unprecedented twist, two films were awarded the AACTA Award for Best Film: THE BABADOOK and THE WATER DIVINER, both marking feature film directorial debuts for Jennifer Kent and Russell Crowe, respectively.
The remaining thirteen feature films Awards were awarded across six films: PREDESTINATION, THE WATER DIVINER, THE BABADOOK, THE ROVER, THE RAILWAY MAN and CHARLIE'S COUNTRY.
The seven documentary Awards were awarded across four productions, with UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL taking out the AACTA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.
ABC's THE CODE lead the overall Awards tally, taking home six Awards including Best Television Drama Series, Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy and Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. Also taking home multiple AACTA Awards in the television categories were Comedy Series PLEASE LIKE ME with two Awards, and Mini Series CARLOTTA with three.
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- AACTA calls for Award entrants in the Documentary Film and Documentary Television categories (18 June 2014)
- AACTA announces Short Film nominees for the 4th AACTA Awards (3 September 2014)
- AACTA announces Feature Length Documentary nominees for the 4th AACTA Awards (10 September 2014)
- 4th AACTA Awards Screenings Program launched (17 September 2014)
- AACTA announces 4th AACTA Awards events and new 'ScreenWeek' program (1 October 2014)
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- AACTA releases ticket sales for 4th AACTA Awards, announces Angus Sampson as host of Awards Luncheon (19 November 2014)
- AACTA announces nominees for the 4th AACTA Awards (3 December 2014)
- Top names of Australian film and television announced to present at star-studded AACTA Awards (5 January 2015)
- AACTA announces Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman as hosts of the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony (11 January 2015)
- AACTA asks audiences for favourite Australian film and television moments (19 January 2015)
- Rose Byrne announced as recipient of inaugural AACTA Trailblazer Award (25 January 2015)
- First winners of the 4th AACTA Awards announced in Sydney (27 January 2015)
- More top talent announced for the AACTA Awards tonight on Ten (29 January 2015)
- AACTA Award winners announced at star-studded Ceremony in Sydney (29 January 2015)