Foxtel’s The Kettering Incident was a multiple award winner at the 2016 AACTA Awards last week. The series, shown on the showcase channel, saw Elizabeth Debicki win as Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama. The series also won for Best Telefeature or Miniseries. Foxtel’s Brian Walsh confirmed this week that the broadcaster is working on plans for a second season sometime in the next two years.
Other Foxtel wins were for FremantleMedia’s Wentworth as Best Television Drama Series.
Best Reality Television Series again went to Endemol Shine’s MasterChef – it was its third win in the category and second successive victory.
The ABC took away a number of TV awards – Sarah Scheller and Alison Bell won for Best Screenplay in Television for their one-off The Letdown which was part of the ABC Comedy Showroom.
CJZ’s Gruen won Best Light Entertainment Television Series while Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope’s Upper Middle Bogan won Best Television Comedy Series.
SBS was victorious for Destination Flavour Scandinavia hosted by Adam Liaw which won Best Lifestyle Television Program.
TV industry winners earlier in the week at the AACTA Luncheon were Patrick Brammall for Jungle’s No Activity on Stan, Celia Pacquola for Endemol’s The Beautiful Lie, Damon Herriman for Matchbox’s Secret City, Edie Kurzer for Endemol Shine’s Molly, Sam Rickard for FremantleMedia’s Mary: The Making of a Princess, Matteo Zingales for the original score for The Kettering Incident, Geoffrey Hall for cinematography for Screentime’s Wolf Creek for Stan, Ben Joss for editing FremantleMedia’s Wentworth, Josh Wakely and Jennifer Twiner McCarron for the animated Beat Bugs, Maggie Beer for FremantleMedia’s Great Australian Bake Off and Stan Grant for Crimes That Shook Australia on Crime + Investigation.
Fox Sports won two awards – James Rochford for his segments on Not The NRL News and Best Live Event Production was awarded to Murray Shaw and Geoff Bullock for the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers clash.
Kath Brown, Simon Joseph and Troy Follington won for their hair and makeup work on Goalpost Pictures’ Cleverman for the ABC.