2015 AACTA Nominees

Nov 3 2015

Nominees for this year's AACTA Awards have been announced and the School is delighted to see 23 nominations for AFTRS alumni for their work across film & TV including Best Film and Best Director.

A special mention to The Dressmaker directed by acclaimed AFTRS alumnus Jocelyn Moorhouse, produced by Sue Maslin and co-written/co-executive produced by P.J. Hogan. The Australian drama, starring Kate Winslet, has received an impressive 12 AACTA nominations across the categories and has opened at $3.16m at the Australian box office. Congratulations to Jocelyn, Sue, P.J. and their team as well as all the other AFTRS alumni nominated for an AACTA Award:

  • Best Film: Sue Maslin (The Dressmaker), Robert Connolly (Paper Planes)
  • Best Direction: Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Robert Connolly, Steve Worland (Paper Planes)
  • Best Cinematography: Steve Arnold ACS (Last Cab to Darwin)
  • Best Editing: Andy Canny (Cut Snake), Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
  • Best Sound: Alex Francis (The Dressmaker)
  • Best TV Drama Series: Tony Ayres (Glitch)
  • Best Direction in a TV Drama or Comedy: Shawn Seet (Peter Allen - Not The Boy Next Door Ep 2), Kriv Stenders (The Principal E 1)
  • Best Screenplay in TV: Jacquelin Perske (Deadline Gallipoli Part 1)
  • Best Sound in TV: Rainier Davenport, Annie Breslin (Redfern Now - Promise Me)
  • Best Original Music Score in TV: Antony Partos (Redfern Now - Promise Me)
  • Best Short Fiction Film: Kelrick Martin (Karroyul)
  • Best Feature Length Documentary: Gillian Armstrong (Women He's Undressed)
  • Best Documentary Television Program: Jo-anne Mcgowan (Between a Frock and a Hard Place), Kelrick Martin (Prison Songs)
  • Best Direction in a Documentary: Kelrick Martin (Prison Songs)
  • Best Editing in a Documentary: Andrea Lang ASE (The Cambodian Space Project - Not Easy Rock'n'roll)
  • Best Sound in a Documentary: Dan Miau (Life on the Reef Ep 1)
  • Best Original Music Score in a Documentary: Antony Partos (Sherpa)

The 5th AACTA Awards will be celebrated over two major events in Sydney in November and December this year.

View the full list of nominees on the AACTA website >

Image Attribution: Production still from The Dressmaker. Image sourced from thedressmakermovie.com.au

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