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AACTA nods at Kiwis

A small number of Kiwis get name-checked in the line-ups for the AACTA gongs, which will be presented in late January.

Devil's Playground

Devil’s Playground

From Playmaker, the production house that became part of the Sony empire earlier this week, TV drama The Code leads the nominations> The show collected 10 nods including one for Chelsie Preston Crayford in the Guest or Supporting Actress in a TV Drama category.

Also in the acting nominations, Danielle Cormack is among the contenders for Lead Actress in a TV Drama for her work in Wentworth. Among other TV dramas Matchbox Pictures’ Devil’s Playground has four nominations. The show was produced by Helen Bowden, who spoke here early in the year and who left Matchbox following its buy-out by Universal. Screentime’s Anzac Girls, showing here on Prime, received three nods – all in the technical categories.

Elsewhere in the TV categories SLR Productions, half-owned by SPP, has a nod for Best Children’s TV Series with Sam Fox – Extreme Adventures.

In the film categories, the Spierig Brothers’ Predestination leads the field with nine nominations. Festival favourites Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country picked up six and five nominations respectively.

James Cameron-focused Deep Sea Challenge received four nods in the documentary category.


Grey Bull

Already a winner at the Melbourne and Sydney film festivals Grey Bull, shot by expat Callan Green, is up for the Live Action Short Film gong.

The AACTA awards are presented across two ceremonies in Sydney in late January. The full list of nominees is available here.

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