The 2024 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Industry Awards, presented by Foxtel Group, saw Talk To Me, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Deadloch, The New Boy, and The Australian Wars clinch top honours.
The event by AACTA, a non-profit organisation representing professionals in the Australian film and television industry, celebrated another successful year of local screen content with host Harry Connick Jr. Standout performances from Talk to Me, The Australian Wars, Deadloch, and The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart received outstanding recognitions.
Presented by respected figures of the Australian screen industry, including Warwick Thornton, Kate McCartney, Kate McLennan, Darren Gilshenan, and Zoe Coombs Marr, the awards acknowledged excellence across film, television, documentary, short film, and digital production, with 15 productions securing 28 awards.
In television, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Deadloch, and The Australian Wars each secured three awards.
The Australian Wars clinched both Best Documentary or Factual Program and Best Direction in Nonfiction Television.
Talk to Me led the film categories, securing five awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Editing. Additionally, The New Boy claimed two wins, including Best Cinematography.
Australian filmmaking veteran Ivan Sen’s Limbo secured the title of Best Indie Film, while the VFX team behind Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny received the award for Best Visual Effects or Animation.
AACTA chief executive officer Damian Trewhella said, “We applaud the exceptional craftsmanship and dedication of Australia’s screen industry showcased at the 2024 AACTA Industry Awards.
“Congratulations to all the deserving winners, whose talent and innovation continue to push the boundaries of storytelling. These awards not only honour the outstanding achievements of our industry’s finest but also serve as a testament to the vibrant creativity that defines Australian cinema and television.”
Foxtel Group chief commercial and content officer, and BINGE managing director, Amanda Laing said, “Our creative community is flourishing, and the world-class talent we have here in Australia is at the heart of this vibrant industry. Congratulations to all the winners today, and to everyone that was nominated and recognised.”
The remaining AACTA Award winners will be announced at the 2024 AACTA Awards Ceremony on February 10 at HOTA, broadcast on Channel Ten.