About the AACTA Awards
6TH AACTA AWARDS PRESENTED BY FOXTEL
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards are a continuum of the AFI Awards, which have honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958. The AACTA Awards recognise film, television and documentary screen craft excellence - including screenwriting, producing and acting, through to cinematography, composition and costume design - across more than 45 Awards each year. As Australia's highest film and television Awards, the AACTA Awards are Australia's equivalent of the Oscars and the BAFTAs.
The AACTA Awards are held annually in Sydney in recognition and celebration of Australia’s highest achievements in film and television, as judged by the industry itself. AFI | AACTA also recognises screen excellence, regardless of geography, through the AACTA International Awards, held each January in Los Angeles.
6TH AACTA AWARDS PRESENTED BY FOXTEL - EVENT DATES
- 6th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Industry Luncheon presented by Blue Post will be held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Monday 5 December 2016.
- 6th AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel | Ceremony & Official After Party will be held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney on Wednesday 7 December 2016.
- The AFI | AACTA Meet the Nominees presented by AFTRS events series, held with the support of the guilds, will again take place in Sydney to coincide with the awards events, with more information to come later in the year.
Tickets are now on sale to the Awards events. Tickets to the Meet the Nominees events will go on sale in November 2016.
The 6th AACTA International Awards will be presented in Los Angeles in January 2017, and telecast in Australia on Foxtel.
The AACTA Awards are proudly supported by the New South Wales Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.