AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama
The AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television." The award is handed out at the annual AACTA Awards, which rewards achievements in feature film, television, documentaries and short films. From 2000–2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards). When the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current prize being a continuum of the AFI Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama.
|AACTA Award for|
Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama
|Presented by||Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)|
|Currently held by||Aaron Jeffery, Underbelly: Badness (2012)|
The award was first presented in 2000 as Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Television Drama Series until 2002, when the title was changed to Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama. In the following year, the title was changed to Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy. By 2006, a separate comedy accolade was established, and the name changed to the current one.
The AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama is given for performances in television drama series, miniseries, telefeature, children's animation or children's drama series. Candidates for this award must be human and male, and cannot be nominated for best lead actor in a television drama in the same year, for the same production. Luke Carroll, Aaron Fa'aoso, Damian Walshe-Howling and John Waters have all received two nominations each, more than any other actor, with Walshe-Howling winning one in 2008.
- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 See also
- 3 References
Winners and nomineesEdit
In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year that the television programme aired on Australian television; the ceremonies are usually held the following year. The actor whose name is emphasised in boldface and highlighted in yellow have won the award. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning actor first and then the other nominees.
|AFI Awards (2000–2010)|
AACTA Awards (2011–present)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Television Drama SeriesEdit
|Chris Haywood||Stingers||A.J. Blackburn||Series 2, Episode 18: "Men in the Dark"||Nine Network|
|Aaron Blabey||Stingers||Michael Callum||Series 3, Episode 17: "Second Chance"||Nine Network|
|Daniel Daperis||Stingers||Adam Hauser||Series 3, Episode 2: "Forced Perspective"||Nine Network|
|David Field||Grass Roots||Daryl Kennedy||Series 1, Episode 2: "Late September"||ABC|
|Gary Day||Blue Heelers||Commander Reginald Jones||Series 8, Episode 29: "The Poisoned Fruit Part 2"||Seven Network|
|Steve Adams||Something in the Air||Father Brian||Series 2, Episode 24: "That One Defining Moment"||ABC|
|Travis McMahon||Stingers||Jonah Day||Series 4, Episode 2: "Rich Man's World"||Nine Network|
|Damian Walshe-Howling||The Secret Life of Us||Mac||Series 1, Episode 10: "State Of Limbo"||Network Ten|
Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television DramaEdit
|Clayton Watson||Always Greener||Mickey Steele||Series 1||Seven Network|
|Gary Waddell||Bad Cop, Bad Cop||Steve McClure||Episode 8: "Yesterday's Zero"||ABC|
|Tom Long||Heroes Mountain: The Thredbo Story||Paul Featherstone||Network Ten|
|Angus Grant||MDA||Dr. Jamie Lawless||Series 1, Episode 7: "When it Rains, it Pours"||ABC|
Best Actor in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or ComedyEdit
|John Clayton||Grass Roots||Harry Bond||Series 2, Episode 10: "By-Election"||ABC|
|Francis Greenslade||Welcher & Welcher||Peter-Paul Cohen and Claude Buzzo||ABC|
|Samuel Johnson||After the Deluge||Toby Kirby||Network Ten|
|Damien Richardson||The Secret Life of Us||Ken||Series 3, Episode 11: "The Day No Trumpets Sounded"||Network Ten|
|Matthew Le Nevez||Marking Time||Bullet Sheather||ABC|
|Ray Barrett||All Saints||Doc Connelly||Series 7, Episode 26: "Falling from Grace"||Seven Network|
|Lech Mackiewicz||Marking Time||Hassan||ABC|
|Glenn Robbins||Kath & Kim||Kel Knight||Series 3||ABC|
Best Guest or Supporting Actor in Television DramaEdit
- "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "AACTA – The Academy – The Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- "AACTA – The Academy – Background". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Television categories 1986 - 2009". AFI Award Winners. Australian Film Institute. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
- "Part2: Rule 8.10 (b) – Special Conditions for Television Programs; Award Specific Rules" (PDF). 2013 AACTA Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-29. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "AFI/AACTA Award, Winners and Nominees". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 January 2014. (User must click on the appropriate decades to access the winners and nominees of each year.)