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Elvis - Winners of 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA)
Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann (Warner Bros.)

The are proud to announce the full list of AACTA Award winners, including the public-voted Audience Choice Award winners, and AACTA Trailblazer Recipient. Sonia Kruger, Mark Coles Smith, and the cast of Heartbreak High were among the stars to walk the carpet at the star-studded ceremony, as the industry came together to honour Australia’s best and brightest screen talent.

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis was the big winner at the 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Awards Ceremony taking home 4 Awards including the coveted award for Best Film, Best Direction in Film (Baz Luhrmann), Best Lead Actor (Austin Butler), and Best Supporting Actress in Film (Olivia DeJonge). Elvis previously dominated the AACTA Industry Awards on Monday with 7 wins, bringing the total AACTA Award count to 11.

Chris Hemsworth was the recipient of the Trailblazer Award. The AACTA Trailblazer Award highlights the achievements, abilities, and success of an Australian screen practitioner who inspires others in the industry. On receiving the accolade from AACTA President, Russell Crowe, Chris said: “Tonight was a huge honor. I don’t take for granted the opportunities the Australian screen industry has afforded me and am excited and proud that the rest of the world is discovering just how great it is to make world class movies down under with our incredible crews and creatives. I feel like we are all only really getting started.”

See the full list of 2022 AACTA Award Winners below

FILM

AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Film: Elvis – Mandy Walker

AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Film: Elvis – Catherine Martin

AACTA Award for Best Direction in Film presented by Filmology Finance: Elvis – Baz Luhrmann

AACTA Award for Best Editing in Film presented by Spectrum Films: Elvis – Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond

AACTA Award for Best Film: Elvis – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss – Bazmark

AACTA Award for Best Indie Film: A Stitch In Time – Sasha Hadden (Dir.) – Hadden Motion Pictures

AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in Film: Austin Butler – Elvis

AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in Film: Leah Purcell – The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Film: Falling For Figaro – Cezary Skubiszewski

AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Film: Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Beverley Dunn

AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Film: The Stranger – Thomas M. Wright

AACTA Award for Best Sound in Film: Elvis – David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, Michael Keller

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film: Sean Harris – The Stranger

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in Film: Olivia DeJonge – Elvis

SHORT FILM

AACTA Award for Best Short Film: Finding Jedda – Tanith Glynn-Maloney – Since1788 Productions, Unless Pictures, Orange Entertainment Co

DOCUMENTARY

AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in a Documentary: Facing Monsters – Rick Rifici

AACTA Award for Best Documentary: River – Jennifer Peedom (Dir.), Joseph Nizeti, Jo-anne McGowan, John Smithson – Stranger Than Fiction Films

AACTA Award for Best Editing in a Documentary: We Were Once Kids – Shannon Swan

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary: River – Richard Tognetti, William Barton, Piers Burbrook de Vere

AACTA Award for Best Sound in a Documentary: Facing Monsters – Jeremy Ashton, Ric Curtin, Xoe Baird

TELEVISION

AACTA Award for Best Children’s Program: Bluey – Charlie Aspinwall, Sam Moor, Daley Pearson – Ludo Studio (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Cinematography in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Tyson Perkins

AACTA Award for Best Comedy Performer: Tom Gleeson – Hard Quiz

AACTA Award for Best Comedy Program: Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell – Peter Beck, Beth Hart, Shaun Micallef – ITV Studios Australia (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television: Heartbreak High (Episode 1) – Rita Carmody

AACTA Award for Best Direction in Drama or Comedy: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Dylan River

AACTA Award for Best Direction in Nonfiction Television: You Can’t Ask That (Episode 1) – Kirk Docker

AACTA Award for Best Documentary or Factual Program: Miriam Margolyes Australia Unmasked – Laurie Critchley, Bethan Arwel-Lewis – Southern Pictures (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Drama Series: Mystery Road: Origin – Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey – Bunya Productions (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Editing in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Nicholas Holmes

AACTA Award for Best Entertainment Program: LEGO® Masters Australia – David McDonald, Di Yang, AJ Johnson – Endemol Shine Australia (Nine Network)

AACTA Award for Best Factual Entertainment Program: Old People’s Home for Teenagers – Debbie Cuell, Tony De La Pena, Paulo Vivan, Brooke Hulsman – Endemol Shine Australia (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Presented by Foxtel: Mark Coles Smith – Mystery Road: Origin

AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Presented by Foxtel: Tuuli Narkle – Mystery Road: Origin

AACTA Award for Best Lifestyle Program: Gardening Australia – Gill Lomas – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

AACTA Award for Best Miniseries: The Twelve – Hamish Lewis, Ian Collie, Ally Henville, Rob Gibson, Michael Brooks – Warner Bros. International Television Production Australia and Easy Tiger Productions (Binge, Foxtel)

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Television: Savage River (Episode 1) – Bryony Marks

AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television: The Tourist (Episode 1) – Scott Bird

AACTA Award for Best Reality Program: MasterChef Australia – David Forster, Eoin Maher, Simon Child – Endemol Shine Australia (Network 10)

AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television: Heartbreak High (Episode 1) – Hannah Carroll Chapman

AACTA Award for Best Sound in Television: Mystery Road: Origin (Episode 3) – Luke Mynott, Wes Chew, Trevor Hope, Dylan Barfield

AACTA Award for Best Stand-Up Special: Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy – Ronny Chieng – All Things Comedy and Netflix (Netflix)

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Thomas Weatherall – Heartbreak High

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: Brooke Satchwell – The Twelve

DIGITAL

AACTA Award for Best Digital Series or Channel: A Beginner’s Guide to Grief – Anna Lindner, Renee Mao, Linda Ujuk, Kate Butler, Julie Byrne

AACTA Award for Best Digital Short Video: Daddy Long Legs – Dr. Karl

OTHER

AACTA Award for Best Casting Presented by Casting Networks: The Twelve – Kirsty McGregor

AACTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup presented by HASK: Elvis – Shane Thomas, Louise Coulston, Mark Coulier, Jason Baird

AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation: Elvis – Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Julian Hutchens, Joshua Simmonds, Adam Hammond – Warner Bros. Pictures

INDIVIDUAL

2022 AACTA Trailblazer Award Recipient: Chris Hemsworth

2022 AACTA Longford Lyell Award Recipient: Catherine Martin

2022 AACTA Reg Grundy Award Recipient: Jayden James & George Harrington (Mr. Wolf), Rachel Kayrooz (Facing the Fear)

AACTA AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Film: Elvis

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best TV Series: Heartbreak High

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Actor: Bryn Chapman (Heartbreak High)

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Actress: Chloe Hayden (Heartbreak High)

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best TV Personality: Abbie Chatfield

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Digital Creator: Kat Clark

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Sports Program: Women’s Footy (Nine)

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Sports Commentary Team: 2022 AFL Grand Final (Seven)

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