Winners Announced for the 2022 AACTA Awards
AACTA ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS FOR THE 2022 AACTA AWARDS PRESENTED BY FOXTEL GROUP
Chris Hemsworth and Catherine Martin were honoured for their outstanding careers and contributions to the Australian screen industry. They were joined by an illustrious line up of stars including Olivia DeJonge, Rebel Wilson, and Guy Pearce at the 2022 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel Group. Watch highlights from the Ceremony on Foxtel, Binge, and AACTA TV
The Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) are proud to announce the full list of AACTA Award winners, including the public-voted Audience Choice Award winners, and AACTA Trailblazer Recipient. Sonia Kruger, Mark Coles Smith, and the cast of Heartbreak High were among the stars to walk the carpet at the star-studded ceremony, as the industry came together to honour Australia’s best and brightest screen talent.
Elvis and Mystery Road: Origin led the winners at the 2022 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel Group. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis was the biggest winner of the night, taking home 4 additional Awards including the coveted award for Best Film, Best Direction in Film presented by Filmology Finance (Baz Luhrmann), Best Lead Actor (Austin Butler), and Best Supporting Actress in Film (Olivia DeJonge). Elvis dominated the AACTA Industry Awards on Monday with 7 wins, bringing the total AACTA Award count to 11.
In television, Mystery Road: Origin received an additional 3 AACTA Awards, including Best Drama Series, as well as Best Lead Actor (Mark Coles Smith) and Actress (Tuuli Narkle) in a Drama presented by Foxtel. After receiving 4 AACTA Awards during Monday’s Industry Awards, Mystery Road: Origin leads the TV Award categories with a total of 7 AACTA Awards.
Another big winner of the evening was internet-sensation Heartbreak High. The teen-drama swept all 3 of their eligible public-voted Audience Choice Award categories including Best TV Show, Best Actor (Bryn Chapman), and Best Actress (Chloe Hayden). The Audience Choice Awards continued with Kat Clark crowned Best Digital Creator and Abbie Chatfield given the title of Australia’s Best TV Personality.
Chris Hemsworth was tonight’s recipient of the Trailblazer Award. The AACTA Trailblazer Award highlights the achievements, abilities, and success of an Australian screen practitioner who inspires others in the industry. Hemsworth was honoured for his outstanding career as well as his contribution to the Australian screen industry. As one of the most famous residents of the NSW North Coast, Hemsworth has used his position and status to attract global productions to Australia, creating jobs and opportunities for hundreds of local screen practitioners and championing the Australian film industry.
On receiving the accolade from AACTA President, Russell Crowe, Chris said: “Tonight was a huge honour. I don’t take for granted the opportunities the Australian screen industry has afforded me and am excited and proud that the rest of the world is discovering just how great it is to make world class movies down under with our incredible crews and creatives. I feel like we are all only really getting started.”
AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella said “What a phenomenal year for Australian screen.To be able to celebrate and recognise so many talented practitioners who have found success both locally and internationally is an honour. These awards recognise the monumental effort and skill that goes into making a production and honour the hard-working creatives and artists who keep us entertained. Well done to all of the winners and nominees. I look forward to another prosperous year of Australian production.”
Last month, AACTA announced that Costume, Production and Set Designer, Producer and Academy Award winner, Catherine Martin will be honoured for her outstanding global contribution and influence to film, with the Australian Academy’s most prestigious award – the Longford Lyell Award. During the 2022 AACTA Awards Ceremony, Catherine’s peers and colleagues paid tribute to the creative who has influenced the industry for over 3 decades. Other Australian icons graced the stage with powerful musical performances by Guy Pearce and Natalie Imbruglia. As well as an empowering opener delivered by the Australian Academy’s President, Russell Crowe.
Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Drama & Senior Content Consultant for the Foxtel Group said: "Australia has a formidable screen industry and this was strongly demonstrated again this year with the broad range of winners at this year’s AACTA Awards.
It was a year rich in story and diversity and our films and television series are being embraced and applauded by audiences the world over."
NSW Minister for Tourism and the Arts Ben Franklin said the AACTA Awards were an important acknowledgement of the screen industry which showcased NSW to the world.
“NSW is home to some of the nation’s brightest screen talent and filming locations, so we are delighted to roll out the red carpet in Sydney for this year’s AACTA Awards. The NSW Government joins AACTA in congratulating all of the winners of this year’s AACTA Awards for the dedication and innovation to their craft which these awards represent. The AACTA Awards underscore the important contribution the screen industry makes to our visitor economy by showcasing the inspiring city and landscapes of NSW to a global audience.”
Wednesday’s ceremony was 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 Foxtel, Binge and AACTA TV. Clips from the show will be available AACTA’s YouTube Channel.
See the full list of 2022 AACTA Award Winners below
- AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program: Bluey – Charlie Aspinwall, Sam Moor, Daley Pearson – Ludo Studio (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Tyson Perkins
- AACTA Award for Best Comedy Performer: Tom Gleeson – Hard Quiz
- AACTA Award for Best Comedy Program: Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell – Peter Beck, Beth Hart, Shaun Micallef – ITV Studios Australia (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television: Heartbreak High (Episode 1) – Rita Carmody
- AACTA Award for Best Direction in Drama or Comedy: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Dylan River
- AACTA Award for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television: You Can't Ask That (Episode 1) – Kirk Docker
- AACTA Award for Best Documentary or Factual Program: Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked – Laurie Critchley, Bethan Arwel-Lewis – Southern Pictures (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Drama Series: Mystery Road: Origin – Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey – Bunya Productions (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Editing in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Nicholas Holmes
- AACTA Award for Best Entertainment Program: LEGO® Masters Australia – David McDonald, Di Yang, AJ Johnson – Endemol Shine Australia (Nine Network)
- AACTA Award for Best Factual Entertainment Program: Old People's Home for Teenagers – Debbie Cuell, Tony De La Pena, Paulo Vivan, Brooke Hulsman – Endemol Shine Australia (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Presented by Foxtel: Mark Coles Smith – Mystery Road: Origin
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Presented by Foxtel: Tuuli Narkle – Mystery Road: Origin
- AACTA Award for Best Lifestyle Program: Gardening Australia – Gill Lomas – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
- AACTA Award for Best Miniseries: The Twelve – Hamish Lewis, Ian Collie, Ally Henville, Rob Gibson, Michael Brooks – Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia and Easy Tiger Productions (Binge, Foxtel)
- AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Television: Savage River (Episode 1) – Bryony Marks
- AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television: The Tourist (Episode 1) – Scott Bird
- AACTA Award for Best Reality Program: MasterChef Australia – David Forster, Eoin Maher, Simon Child – Endemol Shine Australia (Network 10)
- AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television: Heartbreak High (Episode 1) – Hannah Carroll Chapman
- AACTA Award for Best Sound in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Luke Mynott, Wes Chew, Trevor Hope, Dylan Barfield
- AACTA Award for Best Stand-Up Special: Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy – Ronny Chieng – All Things Comedy and Netflix (Netflix)
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Thomas Weatherall – Heartbreak High
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: Brooke Satchwell – The Twelve
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Film: Elvis – Mandy Walker
- AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Film: Elvis – Catherine Martin
- AACTA Award for Best Direction in Film presented by Filmology Finance: Elvis – Baz Luhrmann
- AACTA Award for Best Editing in Film presented by Spectrum Films: Elvis – Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond
- AACTA Award for Best Film: Elvis – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss – Bazmark
- AACTA Award for Best Indie Film: A Stitch In Time – Sasha Hadden (Dir.) – Hadden Motion Pictures
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in Film: Austin Butler – Elvis
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in Film: Leah Purcell – The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson
- AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Film: Falling For Figaro – Cezary Skubiszewski
- AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Film: Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Beverley Dunn
- AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Film: The Stranger – Thomas M. Wright
- AACTA Award for Best Sound in Film: Elvis – David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, Michael Keller
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film: Sean Harris – The Stranger
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in Film: Olivia DeJonge – Elvis
- AACTA Award for Best Short Film: Finding Jedda – Tanith Glynn-Maloney – Since1788 Productions, Unless Pictures, Orange Entertainment Co
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary: Facing Monsters – Rick Rifici
- AACTA Award for Best Documentary: River – Jennifer Peedom (Dir.), Joseph Nizeti, Jo-anne McGowan, John Smithson – Stranger Than Fiction Films
- AACTA Award for Best Editing in a Documentary: We Were Once Kids – Shannon Swan
- AACTA Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary: River – Richard Tognetti, William Barton, Piers Burbrook de Vere
- AACTA Award for Best Sound in a Documentary: Facing Monsters – Jeremy Ashton, Ric Curtin, Xoe Baird
- AACTA Award for Best Digital Series or Channel: A Beginner's Guide to Grief – Anna Lindner, Renee Mao, Linda Ujuk, Kate Butler, Julie Byrne
- AACTA Award for Best Digital Short Video: Daddy Long Legs – Dr. Karl
- AACTA Award for Best Casting Presented by Casting Networks: The Twelve – Kirsty McGregor
- AACTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup presented by HASK: Elvis – Shane Thomas, Louise Coulston, Mark Coulier, Jason Baird
- AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation: Elvis – Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Julian Hutchens, Joshua Simmonds, Adam Hammond – Warner Bros. Pictures
- 2022 AACTA Trailblazer Award Recipient: Chris Hemsworth
- 2022 AACTA Longford Lyell Award Recipient: Catherine Martin
- 2022 AACTA Reg Grundy Award Recipient: Jayden James & George Harrington (Mr. Wolf), Rachel Kayrooz (Facing the Fear)
AACTA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Film: Elvis
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best TV Series: Heartbreak High
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Actor: Bryn Chapman (Heartbreak High)
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Actress: Chloe Hayden (Heartbreak High)
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best TV Personality: Abbie Chatfield
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Digital Creator: Kat Clark
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Sports Program: Women's Footy (Nine)
- AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Sports Commentary Team: 2022 AFL Grand Final (Seven)
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
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