George Miller’s Aussie apocalypse epic Mad Max: Fury Road has been crowned the best film of 2015 at the annual AACTA Awards in Sydney overnight.
Australia’s top film and television talent came together to honour Australia’s best screen achievements of the year at the 5th instalment of the awards night held at The Star Event Centre.
Honourable mentions include The Dressmaker, with British acting goddess Kate Winslet named Best Lead Actress and cast mates Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving claiming the Supporting Actor gongs in equally competitive fields. And also to the music biopic miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door with a handful of wins.
Aussie stalwart Michael Caton was recognised for his poignant performance in Last Cab to Darwin – winning Best Actor – whilst Cate Blanchett tearfully accepted the Longford Lyell Award for an outstanding contribution to Australian screen by actors Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving, with Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Robert Redford delivering video messages of congratulation.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Lead Actor
Michael Caton — Last Cab To Darwin
Best Lead Actress
Kate Winslet — The Dressmaker
Best Supporting Actor
Hugo Weaving — The Dressmaker
Best Supporting Actress
Judy Davis — The Dressmaker
People’s Choice Award For Favourite Australian Film
Best Reality Television Series
Best Television Drama Series
Best Telefeature Or Mini Series
Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Best Lead Actor In A Television Drama
Joel Jackson — Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Best Lead Actress In A Television Drama
Pamela Rabe — Wentworth
Best Guest Or Supporting Actor In A Television Drama
Ky Baldwin — Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Best Guest Or Supporting Actress In A Television Drama
Sigrid Thornton — Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
Subscription Television 20Th Anniversary Award For Best Drama
Love My Way
Best Screenplay In Television
Michael Miller — Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door
More at http://www.aacta.org.