This year’s AACTA Award winners in creative excellence were announced today at the 2019 AACTA Awards Industry Luncheon presented by Foxtel, held at The Star in Sydney. The event, hosted by previous AACTA nominees and Australian comedians, Mel Buttle and Matt Okine, saw 32 awards presented, primarily honouring outstanding screen craft and technical achievement across industry sectors.
In television, Foxtel’s LAMBS OF GOD led the way, sweeping seven out of a potential nine craft Awards with Jeffery Walker taking home Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy for the provocative series, marking his second AACTA Award win. LAMBS OF GOD is still vying for a potential five Awards at the upcoming Ceremony, including the AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Mini Series.
In film, the AACTA Award for Best Indie Film presented by Event Cinemas went to BUOYANCY. The debut feature film from director Rodd Rathjen and Australia’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Oscars.
Also announced at the’s luncheon was the extension of our partnership with Foxtel.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the celebration of Australian content during the award season and all year long and today, I am delighted to announce that Foxtel is extending our partnership, with a new multi-year agreement to be the major sponsor of the annual AACTA Awards,” said Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh.
“Foxtel have always been an avid supporter of Australian screen content and we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Foxtel,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “The continuation of our partnership allows us to continue to support and celebrate the screen craft excellence that we see reflected across the nominees and winners here today. We are delighted to be able to honour practitioners across all screen industry sectors and genres and this afternoon’s Awards luncheon was a true showcase of the breadth of talent within our industry, both in front and behind the camera.”