Screen NSW-supported projects rock AACTA Industry Awards 2021: winners, News

Screen NSW-supported projects rock AACTA Industry Awards 2021: winners

Screen NSW congratulates the winners of the 11th AACTA Awards in 2021. Screen NSW-supported productions took out 15 awards across television, film and documentary. 

Love on the Spectrum had everyone crushing on Northern Pictures with wins for Cian O’Clery for Best Direction in Non-fiction Television, and Best Factual Entertainment Program for Jenni Wilks, Karina Holden, and Cian O'Clery – Northern Pictures.

Mortal Kombat kicked and chopped its way up the red carpet picking up two awards for Best Sound in Film, and Best Production Design in Film.

Caitlin Yeo was music to everyone’s ears picking up two sound awards - Best Original Score in Television for New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) and Best Original Score in a Documentary for Playing with Sharks.

Other Screen NSW-supported productions collecting the gongs include Peter Rabbit 2Mr Inbetween, Total ControlLife in Colour with David Attenborough (Episode 1: Seeing in Colour)June Again, and Fisk.

Congratulations to the following Screen NSW-supported productions, and all winners at this year’s AACTA Awards. Full list of winners here.


Screen NSW-supported winners at AACTA Industry Awards 2021

Best Direction in Nonfiction Television

  • Love on the Spectrum (Episode 4) – Cian O’Clery   

Best Narrative Comedy Series

  • Fisk – Vincent Sheehan 

Best Original Score in Television

  • Caitlin Yeo – New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) 

Best Original Score in a Documentary

  • Caitlin Yeo – Playing With Sharks 

Best Sound in a Documentary

  • Life in Colour with David Attenborough (Episode 1: Seeing in Colour) – Wayne Pashley

AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television

  • New Gold Mountain (Episode 1: Propriety) – Cappi Ireland

AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Film

  • Mortal Kombat – Naaman Marshall

AACTA Award for Best Original Score in Film

  • June Again – Christopher Gordon

AACTA Award for Best Sound in Film

  • Mortal Kombat – Robert McKenzie, James Ashton, Des Kenneally, Adrian Medhurst, Jed Dodge, Phil Heywood

AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation

  • Peter Rabbit 2 – Will Reichelt, Simon Pickard, Simon Whiteley, Fiona Chilton, Jason Bath, Matt Middleton – Animal Logic

AACTA Award for Best Comedy Performer 

  • Fisk – Kitty Flanagan 

AACTA Award for Best Factual Entertainment Program

  • Love on the Spectrum – Jenni Wilks, Karina Holden, Cian O'Clery – Northern Pictures (ABC)

 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Presented by Foxtel

  • Mr Inbetween – Scott Ryan

AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television

  • Mr Inbetween (Episode 6: Ray Who?) – Scott Ryan

AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

  • Rachel Griffiths – Total Control
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