Winners Announced for the AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel Group
AACTA ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS FOR THE 2022 AACTA INDUSTRY AWARDS PRESENTED BY FOXTEL GROUP
This year’s AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel Group returned as an in-room event at The Hordern, in Sydney’s iconic Entertainment Quarter. Hosted by Australian industry veteran Rove McManus, the event honoured Australia’s best screen craft practitioners. After a buzz-worthy year of Australian projects, Elvis, Mystery Road: Origin, River and Bluey were among the first productions honoured by the Australian Academy.
31 awards were presented during the day with presenters including AACTA Award nominees Thomas M. Wright, Leah Purcell, Kane Senes and Hannah Barlow, among other Australian screen greats such as Jack Thompson and Don McAlpine, who recognised screen craft excellence across film, television, documentary, short film, and digital.
Mystery Road: Origin dominated the television awards, taking out 4 AACTA Awards including Best Cinematography in Television, Best Editing presented by Spectrum Films, Best Direction in Television, and Best Sound in Television. The Bunya/ABC production is nominated for 6 more Awards which will be presented during the AACTA Awards Ceremony Wednesday 7 December. Internationally successful children’s program Bluey won the AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program for a 4th consecutive year.
The Bazmark team swept the film award categories, taking home 7 AACTA awards for their musical biopic Elvis. 2022 AACTA Longford Lyell Award recipient Catherine Martin, added to her impressive award collection, winning the Award for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design for her work on the film. Elvis is up for 5 additional Awards during the AACTA Awards Wednesday 7 December, including the coveted title of Best Film and Best Direction in Film presented by Filmology Finance. Thomas M. Wright took home the AACTA Award for Best Screenplay for his film, The Stranger, which is also in contention for Best Film and Best Direction in Film. A Stitch In Time took won the AACTA Award for Best Indie Film.
River, sequel to twice-nominated and three-time AACTA Award Winning Documentary Mountain (2017), took out the AACTA Award for Best Documentary. Facing Monsters won two AACTA Awards for Best Sound and Best Cinematography in a Documentary, with We Were Once Kids nabbing the award for Best Editing in a Documentary, to round out the category.
Comedian Ronny Chieng took home his first ever AACTA Award for Best Stand-Up Special for Speakeasy, and science commentator and radio personality Dr Karl Kruszelnicki took home an AACTA Award for his short digital video Daddy Long Legs.
AACTA CEO, Damian Trewhella said “We’re thrilled that after the 2 year pandemic hiatus that the AACTA Industry Awards is back as a major live event. It’s excellent to again be able to bring together Australia’s most talented screen practitioners and celebrate the hard work and skill prevalent in our industry. The AACTA Industry Awards give us a chance to honour and recognise the incredible productions and talented creatives that contribute to the Australian entertainment landscape. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all of today’s winners and nominees.”
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Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Drama & Senior Content Consultant for the Foxtel Group said: “Technical and creative artists are the backbone to our film and television industry and the craft awards recognize the strength and capability of artists we have working in Australia. Foxtel congratulates all winners on your remarkable work this year and contribution to our creative industry."
The remainder of this year’s AACTA Award winners will be announced at the 2022 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group Ceremony on Wednesday 7 December at The Hordern, in Sydney’s iconic Entertainment Quarter. 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 Foxtel, Binge and AACTA TV.
See the list of 2022 AACTA Industry 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 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 Editing in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Nicholas Holmes
- AACTA Award for Best Lifestyle Program: Gardening Australia – Gill Lomas – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
- 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 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 Cinematography in Film: Elvis – Mandy Walker
- AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Film: Elvis – Catherine Martin
- AACTA Award for Best Editing in Film presented by Spectrum Films: Elvis – Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond
- AACTA Award for Best Indie Film: A Stitch In Time – Sasha Hadden (Dir.) – Hadden Motion Pictures
- 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 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
For a full list of AACTA Industry Award winners and nominees click here.