10th AACTA Awards

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10th AACTA Awards
Date30 November 2020 (2020-11-30)
LocationThe Star, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hosted by
Most awardsFilm: Babyteeth
TV: Stateless
Most nominationsStateless
Best FilmBabyteeth
Best Drama SeriesMystery Road
Best Comedy SeriesUpright
Television/radio coverage
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The 10th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as the AACTA Awards) is an awards ceremony to celebrate the best of Australian films and television of 2020. The main ceremony was held at The Star in Sydney and televised on Foxtel Arts and the Seven Network.[1][2]

Feature film[edit]


Best Casting


Best Comedy Entertainment Program
  • Shaun Micallef's Mad As HellShaun Micallef, Peter Beck, Gary McCaffrie (ABC)
    • Australian Amazon Original Stand-up Specials — Todd Abbott, Frank Bruzzese, Kevin Whyte, Kathleen McCarthy (Amazon Prime Video Australia)
    • Australian Lockdown Comedy Festival — Kevin Whyte, Jon Casimir, Todd Abbott (Stan)
    • Drunk History Australia — Paul Franklin, Chris Culvenor, Sophia Mogford, Ashley Davies (Network Ten)
    • LOL: Last One Laughing Australia — David McDonald, Marty Benson (Amazon Prime Video Australia)
Best Factual Entertainment Program
Best Lifestyle Program
  • The Living Room — Sarah Thornton, Ciaran Flannery (Network Ten)
    • Better Homes and Gardens — Russel Palmer, Rani Eaton (Seven Network)
    • Jimmy Shu's Taste of the Territory — Naina Sen, Sally Ingleton, Josh Martin (SBS)
    • Luke Nguyen's Railway Vietnam — Michael Donnelly, Josh Martin, John Hatcher, Clara O’Sullivan (SBS)
    • Restoration Australia — Brooke Bayvel (ABC)
Best Reality Series
  • BlueyJoe Brumm, Charlie Aspinwall, Sam Moor, Daley Pearson (ABC)
    • Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestors? — Vanna Morosini, Stu Connolly, Donna Andrews (ABC)
    • First Day — Julie Kalceff, Kirsty Stark, Kate Croser (ABC)
    • The Inbestigators — Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope (ABC)
    • Little J & Big Cuz — Tony Thorne, Ned Lander, Colin South, Alicia Rackett (NITV)
    • Mustangs FC — Amanda Higgs, Rachel Davis, Debbie Lee (ABC)
Best Comedy Performer
Best Subscription Television Presenter
  • Rebel Wilson - Lol: Last One Laughing Australia
    • Shaynna Blaze Selling Houses Australia
    • Deborah Hutton Find Me a Beach House
    • Tyson Mayr Bear - Koala Hero
    • Andrew Winter Selling Houses Australia / Love it or List it Australia
Best Non-Fiction Television Direction
Best Cinematography in Television
Best Editing in Television
  • Stateless — Mark Atkin — Episode 1: The Circumstances in Which They Come
Best Sound in Television
  • Stateless — Tom Heuzenroeder, Pete Smith, Michael Darren, Des Kenneally — Episode 1: The Circumstances in Which They Come
Best Original Music Score in Television
Best Production Design in Television
Best Costume Design in Television


Best Documentary or Factual Program
  • Murder in the Outback: The Falconio and Lees Mystery — Andrew Farrell, Matt Campbell, Bethan Arwel-Lewis, Sophie Meyrick (Seven Network)
Best Editing in a Documentary
Best Cinematography in a Documentary
  • Australia's Ocean Odyssey: A Journey Down the East Australian Current — Nick Robinson, Jon Shaw, Caspar Mazzotti, Cam Batten
Best Original Music Score in a Documentary
Best Sound in a Documentary
  • Suzi Q — Emma Bortignon, Paul Shanahan, David Williams, Gemma Stack

Short film and online[edit]

Best Short Film
  • The Mirror — Joel Kohn, Mike Horvath, Tom Davies
    • Chicken — Alana Hicks)
    • Chlorine — Melissa Anastasi, Jessica Carrera
    • I Want to Make a Film About Women — Karen Pearlman, Richard James Allen, Meg White, Caitlin Yeo
    • Idol — Alex Wu
    • The Moogai — Jon Bell, Samantha Jennings, Taylor Goddard, Mitchell Stanley, Kristina Ceyton
Best Online Drama or Comedy
  • Love in LockdownRobyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Lucy Durack, Eddie Perfect
    • Ding Dong I'm Gay — Joshua Longhurst, Tim Spencer, Rosie Braye, Sarah Bishop
    • Girl, Interpreted — Grace Feng Fang Juan, Nikki Tran
    • Halal Gurls — Vonne Patiag, Petra Lovrencic
    • KGB — Dan Riches, Luke Riches, Taryne Laffar, Lauren Elliott
    • Patricia Moore — Chris Thompson, Blake Fraser
Best Online Entertainment

Additional awards[edit]

Best Asian Film


  1. ^ "'That we made it at all seems like a miracle': Cate Blanchett's refugee drama sweeps AACTA awards". www.abc.net.au. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Lights, cameras, AACTAs: Awards celebrate best of bingeworthy Aussie TV and films". www.abc.net.au. 29 November 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Winners & Nominees". Aacta.org. Archived from the original on 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Aacta awards 2020: Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Ned Kelly gang vie for honours". The Guardian. 31 October 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2020.

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