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Red Dog, Snowtown triumph at inaugural AACTAs

The winners of the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards were announced at the Sydney Opera House this evening, at a ceremony hosted by AACTA president (and Australian of the Year!) Geoffrey Rush. Unsurprisingly, box office sensation Red Dog nabbed the top prize, though Snowtown put in a good showing and took home four […]

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The Eye of the Storm, The Hunter, Snowtown and Red Dog lead AACTA nominations

The nominations for the first official Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards were announced in Sydney today, with acclaimed local productions The Hunter and The Eye of the Storm leading a pack that also included box office success stories  Snowtown, Red Dog, and Oranges and Sunshine. In an effort to align itself with the United States’ Academy […]

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Mrs. Carey’s Concert, Shut Up Little Man among first AACTA Award nominees

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has wasted no time in preparing for its first ever awards ceremony in January, announcing the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film. In an effort to align itself with the United States’ Academy Awards and the United Kingdom’s BAFTAs, the […]

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AFI introduces Oscar-inspired awards

The Australian Film Institute has launched a new initiative to boost national and international recognition of Australian film, dumping the annual AFI awards in favour of the AACTAs. Geoffrey Rush was appointed the AACTAs (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) founding president, with the announcement made by Mad Max and Happy Feet director George […]

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