NIDA congratulates alumni at AACTA Awards

6 December 2018

Photo: courtesy Media Week.

NIDA congratulates our winning alumni at the  60th AACTA Awards in Sydney which recognise excellence in the film and television industry.

Kate Box (Acting, 2003) won the AACTA Award for Best Leading Actress in a Television Drama for her role in Riot for the ABC.

Belinda Chayko (Playwrights, 1985) won the AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television for Safe Harbour Episode 1 on SBS.

Edie Kurzer (Design, 1978) won the AACTA Award for Best Costume Design in Television for Picnic at Hanging Rock, Foxtel/Showcase/FremantleMedia Australia.

Here is a list of NIDA students, graduates and Board Members who were nominated – winners are highlighted.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Richard Roxburgh (Acting, 1986), Ian Collie (Board Member), Rake, ABC,

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Richard Roxburgh (Acting, 1986), Rake, ABC

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Judy Davis (Acting, 1977), Mystery Road, ABC
Kate Box (Acting, 2003), Riot, ABC.

BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Belinda Chayko (Playwrights, 1985), Safe Harbour Episode 1, SBS.  

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Robyn Nevin AM (Acting, 1960), Back in Very Small Business, ABC

BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Caroline Brazier (Acting, 1998), Rake, ABC

SUBSCRIPTION TELEVISION AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE PRESENTER
Margaret Pomeranz (Playwrights, 1973), SCREEN, Foxtel

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION
Fiona Donovan (Design, 1992), Foxtel/Showcase/ Seven Studios Pty Ltd

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION
Tim Ferrier (Design, 1985), On my Mind Episode 1 Part 1, ABC/Playmaker Media

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN TELEVISION
Lisa Meagher (Design, 1987), A Place Called Home, Episode 1, Foxtel/ Showcase/Seven Studios Pty Ltd
Edie Kurzer (Design, 1978) for Picnic at Hanging Rock, Foxtel/Showcase/FremantleMedia Australia.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN TELEVISION
Xanthe Heubel (Design, 2003), Riot, ABC/Werner Film Productions

BEST LEAD ACTOR (FILM)
Ryan Corr (Acting, 2009), 1%, See Picture Pty Ltd.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (FILM)
John McConville (Acting, 2008), 1%, See Picture Pty Ltd.

More information: https://www.aacta.org/aacta-awards/winners-and-nominees/