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Star-Studded Lineup Of Presenters, Hosts And Guests Confirmed For This Week’s AACTA Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA)is delighted to announce that comedian, presenter, and actress Amanda Keller will host the 2022 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel Group.

Australian screen royalty Amanda Keller will bring her wit and warmth to the screen industry’s night of celebrations, dedicated to honouring the creatives behind the best films, TV, and digital entertainment from the past year. The Network 10 star is joined by industry giant Rove McManus, who will also host today’s AACTA Industry Awards.

Amanda Keller said: “I guess I’m a volunteer tour guide, my flag on a stick held aloft to take everyone through the sights, sounds and smells of the AACTA Awards. Looking at the calibre of nominees and guests, I think we will be inhaling the intoxicating and sweet smell of success.”

Amanda and Rove will share the stage with an illustrious line-up of presenters, including international superstar Rebel Wilson, AACTA nominated Actors Mark Coles-Smith and James Majoos - who are both vying for the Best Lead Actor in a Drama presented by Foxtel, and comedians Magda Szubanski, Celia Pacquola and Rhys Nicholson.

Accomplished Australian stage and screen stars Guy Pearce, Erik Thomson, Claudia Karvan and Sigrid Thornton will present alongsidetalented up-and-comers including Coco Jack Gillies and Chloe Hayden, who star in AACTA nominated productions competing for Awards this year.

Other confirmed guests include:

  • Russell Crowe
  • Olivia DeJonge
  • Catherine Martin
  • Jessica DeGouw
  • Miranda Tapsell
  • Elsa Pataky 
  • Pallavi Sharda
  • Jacqueline McKenzie 
  • Sean Kennan
  • Nakkiah Lui
  • Rarriwuy Hick 
  • Luke Arnold
  • Carlos Sanson Jr
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Bojana Novakovic
  • Gracie Otto
  • Charlie Pickering
  • Leah Purcell
  • Yael Stone
  • Sonia Kruger
  • Myf Warhurst
  • Beau Ryan
  • Brihony Dawson
  • Melissa Leong
  • Andy Allen
  • Jock Zonfrillo 
  • Kat Stewart
  • Katie Robertson
  • Doris Younane
  • Stephen Peacocke 
  • Roy Joseph
  • Lincoln Younes 
  • Johnny Carr
  • Chris Brown 
  • Miguel Maestre
  • Barry Du Bois

Broadcast Partner, Roving Enterprises, and Executive Producer Craig Campbell will produce this year’s AACTA Awards Ceremony and bring his trademark creativity to this year’s live event.

Craig Campbell said: “What a spectacular year of Australian screen excellence. Australia has produced some absolutely outstanding work, which has captivated audiences locally and in mind-boggling numbers abroad. We can’t wait to celebrate and recognise these achievements on Wednesday night.”

AFI AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said: “We are very excited for the inimitable Amanda Keller to be the host of this year’s AACTA Awards. Amanda’s talents span across many mediums, and she is an undeniable force within the industry of screen and entertainment. Having her at the helm of this year’s Awards is a privilege and we very much looking forward to seeing her, Rove and all of the presenters take the stage on Wednesday.”

Daniel Monaghan, Senior Vice President, Content and Programming at Paramount Australia and New Zealand said: “It’s going to be a fantastic night celebrating our industry with stellar hosts Amanda and Rove. The AACTAs are certainly gearing up to be an incredible event with a star-studded line up that will also be great entertainment on screen with our telecast on 10.” 

Wednesday’s ceremony will be broadcast on 10, at 7.30pm, and will be encored on Fox Docos, Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm. The broadcast will also be available to stream on demand via 10 Play, Foxtel, Binge and AACTA TV.

To view the full list of nominees for 2022, click here.


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