10 December 2015
Congratulations to all Victorian winners at the annual 2015 AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards last night.
Four of the six most nominated films were supported by Film Victoria, including The Dressmaker which has taken over $15m at the Australian box office.
The Dressmaker, which was filmed in Victoria, was among those topping the list of AACTA winners, taking four awards. These included a Best Lead Actress Award for Kate Winslet and Best Supporting Actor Awards for Hugo Weaving and Judy Davis. It also won the People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film.
In television, Glitch won Best Television Drama Series. The six-part drama series premiered earlier this year and was supported through the Victorian Drama and Comedy Initiative in partnership with the ABC.
Wentworth also took home an award, with Pamela Rabe winning Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.
Congratulations also to Cate Blanchett who received Australia's highest screen honour at the AACTA Awards. Cate was named winner of the Longford Lyell Award from AACTA, recognising an outstanding contribution to the country's screen environment and culture.