AACTA’s 2016: The Winners

All the winners from the 2016 AACTA Awards

Best lead actor in a television drama

Winner: Samuel Johnson – Molly

Matt Nable – Barracuda

Richard Roxburgh – Rake

Ashley Zukerman – The Code

Best lead actor in a film

Winner: Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw RidgeAAC

John Brumpton – Pawno

Damian Hill – Pawno

Ewen Leslie – The Daughter

Best original screenplay in a film

Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan

Down Under – Abe Forsythe

Goldstone – Ivan Sen

Pawno – Damian Hill

Best television drama series

Winner: Wentworth

Jack Irish


The Code

Best Direction

Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson

Girl Asleep – Rosemary Myers

Goldstone – Ivan Sen

Tanna – Bentley Dean, Martin Butler

Best feature length documentary

Winner: Chasing Asylum – Eva Orner

In The Shadow of the Hill – Dan Jackson

Remembering The Man – Nikolas Bird, Eleanor Sharpe

Snow Monkey – Lizzette Atkins, George Gittoes

Best lead actress in a film

Winner: Odessa Young – The Daughter

Maeve Dermody – Pawno

Maggie Naouri – Joe Cinque’s Consolation

Teresa Palmer – Hacksaw Ridge

Best lead actress in a television drama

Winner: Elizabeth Debicki – The Kettering Incident

Danielle Cormack – Wentworth

Pamela Rabe – Wentworth

Sarah Snook – The Beautiful Lie

Best supporting actress in a film

Winner: Miranda Otto – The Daughter

Kelly Armstrong – Pawno

Rachel Griffiths – Hacksaw Ridge

Anna Torv – The Daughter

Best supporting actor in a film

Winner: Hugo Weaving – Hacksaw Ridge

Mark Coles Smith – Pawno

Damon Herriman – Down Under

Sam Neill – The Daughter

Best screenplay in television

Winner: ABC Comedy Showroom’s The Letdown

The Beautiful Lie

The Kettering Incident

Upper Middle Bogan

Best television comedy series

Winner: Upper Middle Bogan

Black Comedy

The Family Law

Please Like Me

Best light entertainment television series

Winner: Gruen


Luke Warm Sex


Best lifestyle television program

Winner: Destination Flavour Scandinavia

Grand Designs Australia

Poh & Co

River Cottage Australia

Best telefeature or mini series

Winner: The Kettering Incident


The Beautiful Lie


Best reality television series

Winner: Masterchef Australia

First Dates

My Kitchen Rules

The Recruit

Best film

Winner: Hacksaw Ridge

Girl Asleep

The Daughter


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