6th AACTA Awards
The 6th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as AACTA Awards) are a series of awards which includes the 6th AACTA Awards Luncheon, the 6th AACTA Awards ceremony and the 6th AACTA International Awards. The former two events were held at The Star Event Centre, in Sydney, New South Wales. Presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), the awards celebrate the best in Australian feature film, television, documentary and short film productions of 2016. The first winners announced on 5 December 2016 and the AACTA Awards ceremony occurred on 7 December 2016 and was broadcast on the Seven Network for the second year running with an extended broadcast to air on Arena.
|6th AACTA Awards|
|Date||5 December 2016 and |
7 December 2016
|Site||The Star Event Centre|
Sydney, New South Wales
The first round of nominees, for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film, were announced on 14 July 2016. A new feature film and television category for Best Hair and Makeup was presented for the first time. Through a partnership with Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) five additional awards, for subscription television programs, were handed out for Best Lifestyle Program, Best New Talent, Best Male Presenter, Best Female Presenter and Best Live Event Production.
The nominations are as follows:
|Best Comedy Series||Best Light Entertainment Series|
|Best Children's Series||Best Reality Series|
|Best Lifestyle Program|
|Best Lead Actor – Drama||Best Lead Actress – Drama|
|Best Guest or Supporting Actor – Drama||Best Guest or Supporting Actress – Drama|
|Best Direction in a Drama or Comedy||Best Direction in a Light Entertainment, Lifestyle or Reality Series|
|Best Comedy Performance||Best Screenplay in Television|
|Best Cinematography in Television||Best Editing in Television|
|Best Sound in Television||Best Original Music Score in Television|
|Best Production Design in Television||Best Costume Design in Television|
|Best Direction in a Documentary||Best Cinematography in a Documentary|
|Best Editing in a Documentary||Best Sound in a Documentary|
|Best Original Music Score in a Documentary|
Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose – Angie Fielder, Brendan Fletcher and Del Kathryn Barton
Dream Baby – Lucy Gaffy and Kiki Dillon
Productions with multiple nominationsEdit
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- "AACTA unveils documentary and short film nominees". Inside Film (IF). 14 July 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "The Search for Australia's Best TV of 2016 is on as AACTA Calls for Entries, Announces Five New Awards" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 12 May 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-09-16. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "Hacksaw Ridge leads with 13 AACTA nominations". Sky News. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Boland, Michaela (7 December 2016). "Paul Hogan 'mystified' by Longford Lyell Lifetime Achievement Award". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- Vought, Yasmin (7 December 2016). "Isla Fisher thanks Donald Trump for her AACTA Award". Yahoo7. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 8 December 2016.