Voting 2022


Voting in the AACTA Awards determines which productions, performers and practitioners will be honoured with Australia’s highest screen accolade – an AACTA Award. Voting is exclusive to AACTA members, with members drawn from every sector of the screen entertainment industry including Free-To-Air Television, Streaming/SVOD/Subscription Television, Online/Digital, and Film and Documentary.

In a further expansion of our voting process, and to continue to ensure a broad and diverse cross section of voices and lived experience contribute to our awards, all AACTA members – Professional, General, and Youth – will vote on the nominees and winners across all major Award categories. Our General membership is inclusive and open to people from all backgrounds, including those that may be facing systemic barriers to their professional development, and we welcome their contribution to the conversation around our culture and creativity.

The determination of Technical Craft nominees and winners across TV, Film and Documentary is limited to Professional members with relevant craft accreditation. Professional members are invited to submit their interest to join a branch in line with their experience and accreditation.

Find out more about viewing and voting in the 2022 AACTA Awards below. 


Round one viewing and voting will determine this year's AACTA Award Nominees and is open to ALL members*. Viewing and voting across each category will be open for the specified period below.

You can view and vote on all eligible entries via AACTA TV.


Round two viewing and voting will determine this year's AACTA Award Winners and is open to ALL members*. Viewing and voting across each category will be open for the specified period below.


Viewing & Voting Key Dates




Round 1 
(Decide the AACTA Nominees)

Round 2
(Decide the AACTA Winners)

Short Film Award -Best Short Film June 24 - August 1 October 24 - November 7
Documentary (Feature) Award -Best Documentary August 5 - August 29 October 24 - November 7
Digital Awards -Best Short Video
-Best Channel or Series
October 11 - October 18 October 24 - November 7
Major TV Awards -Best Children’s Program
-Best Comedy Performer
-Best Comedy Program
-Best Direction in Drama or Comedy
-Best Direction in Non-Fiction Television
-Best Documentary or Factual Program
-Best Drama Series
-Best Entertainment Program
-Best Factual Entertainment Program
-Best Lifestyle Program
-Best Lead Actress in a Drama
-Best Lead Actor in a Drama
-Best Miniseries
-Best Reality Program
-Best Screenplay in Television
-Best Stand-Up Special
-Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
-Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
September 16 - October 3  October 24 - November 7
Major Film Awards  -Best Film
-Best Indie Film
-Best Direction in Film
-Best Lead Actor in Film
-Best Lead Actress in Film
-Best Screenplay in Film
-Best Supporting Actor in Film
-Best Supporting Actress in Film
October 4 - October 17 October 24 - November 7
Technical Craft Awards
TV Technical Craft
-Best Cinematography in Television
-Best Costume Design in Television
-Best Editing in Television
-Best Production Design in Television
-Best Score in Television
-Best Sound in Television
Film Technical Craft
-Best Cinematography in Film
-Best Costume Design in Film
-Best Editing in Film
-Best Production Design in Film
-Best Original Score in Film
-Best Sound in Film
Documentary Technical Craft
-Best Cinematography in a Documentary
-Best Editing in a Documentary
-Best Sound in a Documentary
-Best Original Score in a Documentary
Other Technical Craft
-Best Casting
-Best Hair and Makeup
-Best Visual Effects or Animation*
September 5 - October 13 N/A


Have Your Say


Find out which categories you're eligible to vote in this year. We've opened our voting to more members to ensure we have a diverse and inclusive approach to our AACTA Awards.





Short Film Awards

Documentary (Feature) Award


Digital Awards

Major TV Awards


Major Film Awards


Technical Craft Awards**


*Youth & General member votes are weighted at 0.5
**To vote on the Craft awards you must be a Professional member and register below to join the respective branch/es. Eligibility for voting on Technical Craft awards is based on your industry experience and technical craft accreditation. To update your accreditation, you can email us.


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