Pil­bara-raised ac­tor picks up an AACTA

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Perera

Kar­ratha-raised ac­tor Joel Jackson has topped off a year of break­through pro­fes­sional suc­cess with a na­tional act­ing award for his star role in minis­eries Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.

Jackson was nom­i­nated twice for Best Lead Ac­tor in a Tele­vi­sion Drama at the Aus­tralian Acad­emy of Cin­ema and Tele­vi­sion Arts awards pre­sented on De­cem­ber 9.

The other was for his Dead­line Gal­lipoli role as war cor­re­spond- ent Charles Bean. The AACTA Awards are the new name for the Aus­tralian Film In­sti­tute Awards and cel­e­brate the best of Aus­tralian fea­ture films, short films, tele­vi­sion pro­grams and doc­u­men­taries.

The nom­i­na­tions mean Jackson has earned na­tional in­dus­try recog­ni­tion for two out of only three screen act­ing roles so far in his ca­reer.

He thanked the Seven Net­work, his agent Mor­ris­sey Man­age­ment, his fam­ily and friends in his ac­cep­tance speech. Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door and Dead­line Gal­lipoli were two of the most-nom­i­nated shows in the AACTA awards’ tele­vi­sion cat­e­gory, along with The Se­cret River, Red­fern Now — Prom­ise Me and Ban­ished.

Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door col­lected five other awards on the night, in­clud­ing for Best Tele­fea­ture or Mini Se­ries.

Dead­line Gal­lipoli had two wins.

The other big AACTA win­ners were films Mad Max: Fury Road and The Dress­maker.

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

Joel Jackson with his AACTA Award for Best Lead Ac­tor in a Tele­vi­sion Drama.

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