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Screen Australia congratulates 2017 AACTA Award recipients

07/12/2017

07 12 2017 - Media release Screen Australia congratulates 2017 AACTA Award recipients

The cast and crew of Lion pose with the AACTA Award for Best Film Presented By Foxtel during the 7th AACTA Awards / Photo credit Cole Bennetts Getty Images

Screen Australia congratulates all the cast, crew and creative teams whose work was recognised at this year's AACTA Awards.

It's incredible to see 16 Screen Australia supported titles amongst those awarded by AACTA this year and I'd like to offer our congratulations to all recipients and nominees. Particular mention must be made to the team behind Lion, now the fifth highest-earning Australian film of all time at the local box office, who took home an astounding 12 awards from 12 nominations. Also thrilled for the teams behind Ali's Wedding and Hounds of Love for their deserved wins, said Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason.

Australian television drama production has enjoyed a record year and we're pleased to see high-quality series like Seven Types of Ambiguity, Sunshine and Wake in Fright recognised by AACTA. The range of stories our talented creatives bring to the screen is reflected in the award wins for documentaries Casting JonBenet, Whiteley and War on Waste.

Screen Australia has supported over 150 online originals since 2008 and it's fantastic to see Australian online creativity receive well deserved recognition for the first time this year, with RackaRacka awarded Best Online Video or Series.

Our recently published Drama Report shows the Australian screen industry hit a milestone this year exceeding $1 billion expenditure on drama for the first time ever. This year's AACTA nominees and recipients reflect the diversity, outstanding quality and creativity of our Australian screen stories, which are in demand both at home and internationally.

The following 2017 AACTA Award recipients received development and/or production funding from Screen Australia. Note that aside from the titles directly funded through Screen Australia, the Producer Offset tax incentive administered by the agency has helped to finance titles like Top of The Lake: China Girl, which received four awards.

TELEVISION Cleverman

Best Hair and Makeup Katherine Brown, Troy Follington, Simon Joseph

Blue Murder: Killer Cop

Best Costume Design in Television Episode 1 Part One Damir Peranovic

Seven Types of Ambiguity

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama Hugo Weaving

Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy Episode 2 Alex Glendyn Ivin

Best Screenplay in Television Episode 2 Alex Jacquelin Perske

Best Cinematography in Television Episode 1 Joe Bonnie Elliot

Best Editing in Television Episode 1 Joe Rodrigo Balart

Sunshine

Best Telefeature or miniseries

Rosehaven

Best Performance in a Television Comedy Celia Pacquola

Little Lunch The Specials

Best Children's Television Series

Wake in Fright

Best Sound in Television Episode 1 Part 1 Stephen Smith, Liam Price, Paul Brincat, Shanti Burn, Tony Murtagh

Best Original Music Score in Television Episode 1 Part 1 Antony Partos, Matteo Zingales

FEATURE FILM Ali's Wedding

Best Original Screenplay Andrew Knight, Osamah Sami

Hounds of Love

Best Lead Actress Emma Booth

Lion

Best Film presented by Foxtel

Best Direction Garth Davis

Best Lead Actor Sunny Pawar

Best Supporting Actor Dev Patel

Best Supporting Actress Nicole Kidman

Best Adapted Screenplay Luke Davies

Best Cinematography Greig Fraser

Best Editing Alexandre de Franceschi

Best Sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro

Best Original Music Score Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran

Best Production Design Chris Kennedy

Best Costume Design Cappi Ireland

SHORT FILM Lost Property Office

Best Short Animation

DOCUMENTARY Blue

Best Cinematography in a Documentary Jody Muston, Jon Shaw

Casting JonBenet

Best Feature Length Documentary

Whiteley

Best Direction in a Documentary James Bogle

Best Editing in a Documentary Lawrie Silvestrin

Best Sound in a Documentary Ric Curtin, John Simpson, Lawrie Silvestrin

Best Original Score in a Documentary Ash Gibson Greig

War on Waste

Best Documentary Television Program

ONLINE VIDEO OR SERIES RackaRacka

Best Online Video or Series

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