About the AACTA Awards
"Now is the time to celebrate at home and abroad the brilliance and originality of our seasoned screen professionals, and establish AACTA as a stamp of success - a measure which is recognised around the world as the mark of excellence it represents."
As Australia's highest film and television Awards, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards are Australia's equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTAs.
Each year the AACTA Awards see practitioners from a broad cross-section of crafts come together to be recognised and awarded for outstanding work within their fields, and in recognition for their contribution to the Australian film, television, documentary and short film production industries.
The AACTA Awards are determined by accredited screen professionals, who are members of the Australian Academy, through an annual voting process, marking the highest screen accolade in Australia.
The AACTA Awards are a continuum of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, which began in 1958.
The inaugural AACTA Awards were held in Sydney and Los Angeles in January 2012, following the launch of AACTA by the AFI in August 2011.
The 2nd AACTA Awards were held in Sydney and Los Angeles in January 2013.
To view AACTA Award and AFI Award winners and nominees, see the winners and nominees section of our website.
The AACTA Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.