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The 8th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as the AACTA Awards) is an award ceremony to celebrate Australian films of 2018. The main ceremony will be televised on Seven Network. First awards were presented on 3 December 2018.[1]


Feature filmEdit


  • Jed Dodge, Trevor Hope, Robert Mackenzie, Tara Webb – Breath
    • Liam Egan, Leah Katz, Des Kenneally, Robert Sullivan – Cargo
    • Sam Gain-Emery, Thom Kellar, Will Sheridan, David Tranter – Sweet Country
    • Will Files, P.K. Hooker, Andrew Ramage – Upgrade
Best Indie Film
  • JirgaBenjamin Gilmour, John Maynard
    • Brothers' NestClayton Jacobson, Jason Byrne
    • The Second – Mairi Cameron, Stephen Lance, Leanne Tonkes
    • Strange Colours – Alena Lodkina, Kate Laurie, Isaac Wall
    • West of Sunshine – Jason Raftopoulos, Alexandros Ouzas


Best Lifestyle Program
Best Reality Series
Best Non-Fiction Television Direction
  • Bruce Permezel – Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader - Episode 1: The Apprenticeship
  • Larissa BehrendtAfter The Apology
  • David Batty – Black As
  • Aaron Smith, Kirk Docker – You Can't Ask That - Episode 1: Survivors of Sexual Assault
Best Cinematography in Television
Best Editing in Television
Best Sound in Television
  • Greg Burgmann, Frank Lipson, Andrew McGrath – Romper Stomper - Episode 3: Poetry
Best Original Music Score in Television
Best Production Design in Television
Best Costume Design in Television

Documentary and short filmEdit

Best Documentary Television Program
  • Employable Me – Karina Holden, Sue Clothier, Jenni Wilks
Best Short Fiction Film
  • All These Creatures – Charles Williams, Elise Trenorden
    • Judas Collar – Alison James, Brooke Silcox
    • Nursery Rhymes – Tom Noakes, Lucy Gaffy, Morgan Benson-Taylor, Will Goodfellow
    • Tangles and Knots – Renée Marie Petropoulos, Yingna Lu
  • Lost and Found – Lucy Hayes, Andrew Goldsmith, Bradley Slabe
    • IRONY – Radheya Jegatheva
    • Monster's Playground – Seamus Spilsbury, Darcy Prendergast, Christina Remnant
    • Peepin’ – Haein Kim, Paul Rhodes
Best Editing in a Documentary
  • Karen Johnson – Ghosthunter
    • Shannon Swan, Ken Sallows – Gurrumul
    • Johanna Scott – Have You Seen The Listers?
    • Christian Gazal, Scott Gray – Mountain
Best Cinematography in a Documentary
  • Renan Ozturk – Mountain
    • Hugh Miller – Ghosthunter
    • Dan Maxwell, Katie Milwright, Matt Toll, Gavin Head – Gurrumul
    • Michael Latham – Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
Best Original Music Score in a Documentary
Best Sound in a Documentary
  • David White, Robert MackenzieMountain
    • Pip Atherstone-Reid, Simon Rosenberg – Gurrumul
    • Leo Dolgan – Island Of The Hungry Ghosts
    • Greg Fitzgerald, Mario Gabrieli, Lucinda Clutterbuck, Daniel Scharf – Midnight Oil: 1984


  1. ^ Harmon, Steph (2018-12-03). "Aactas 2018: Sweet Country and Ladies in Black lead early categories". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. ^ "Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 24 January 2019.

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