Aussie actors take to stage
Awards night looms for the local film and TV industry, a time when the stars come out
THE AACTA Awards recognise the best of Australian film and television. Television newcomer Brenna Harding star of Channel 10’s Puberty Blues is nominated in the prestigious best young actor category. Her rivals Ed Oxenbould ( Julian), Saskia Rosendahl ( Lore) and Logan newcomer Lily Sullivan ( Mental) all hail from the world of film.
Lachy Hulme’s performance in Howzat! earned him a nod for Best Actor in a Television Drama, against three ABC actors – Richard Roxburgh for Rake, Anthony Hayes in Devil’s Dust and Jimi Bani for Mabo.
Best Actress nominations are shared by Ashleigh Cummings for Puberty Blues, Essie Davis for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Susie Porter for Dangerous Remedy and Leah Purcell for Redfern Now.
The AACTA Awards will be held at Sydney’s The Star Events Centre on January 30, 2013. The TV nominees are: Best Children’s Series The Adventures of Figaro Pho (ABC3) Dance Academy, Series 2 (ABC3) Flea-bitten! (Nine Network) Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare (Disney Junior, ABC2) Best Comedy Series A Moody Christmas (ABC1) Danger 5 (SBS) Lowdown, Season 2 (ABC1) Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC1) Best Drama Series Puberty Blues (Ten) Rake (ABC1) Redfern Now (ABC1) Tangle (Showtime) Best Telefeature or Miniseries
Beaconsfield (Nine) Best Reality Series The Amazing Race Australia (Seven ) MasterChef Australia (Ten) My Kitchen Rules( Seven) The Voice (Nine) Best Light Entertainment Series
Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight (ABC1) Agony Aunts (ABC1) Gruen Sweat (ABC1) The Hamster Wheel (ABC1) Mysteries, ABC1) Susie Porter ( Dangerous Remedy, ABC1) Leah Purcell ( Redfern Now, Episode 1 Family, ABC1) Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Drama
Luke Carroll ( Redfern Now, Episode 6 Pretty Boy Blue, ABC1)
Abe Forsythe ( Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Part 1, Nine)
Aaron Jeffery ( Underbelly Badness, Episode 3 The Loaded Dog, Nine)
Dan Wyllie ( Puberty Blues, Ten) Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Drama Shareena Clanton ( Redfern Now, ABC1) Mandy McElhinney ( Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Nine) Susan Prior ( Puberty Blues, Ten) Laura Wheelwright ( Underground, Ten) Best Performance in a Comedy
Patrick Brammall ( A Moody Christmas, ABC1)
Barry Crocker ( The Strange Calls, ABC2) Damon Herriman ( Laid, ABC1) Frank Woodley ( Woodley, ABC1)
nominees Brenna Harding and Ashleigh Cummings.