2013 AACTA AWARDS WINNERS LIST

January 30, 2013, 9:25 pm

It was a golden night for "The Sapphires", crowning a year already filled with sparkling success.

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Since premiering in Cannes in May 2012, the toe-tapping musical drama about four Aboriginal girls who formed a singing group in the 1960s has garnered audience awards all over the world and box office triumph at home.

Tonight saw "The Sapphires" take home six AACTA Awards - Best Film, Best Director (Wayne Blair), Best Lead Actress (Deborah Mailman), Best Lead Actor (Chris O'Dowd), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Mauboy) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs) - bringing the film's tally to a total of 11 AACTA Awards, including those previously announced at the 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon, on Monday 28 January.

Jessica Mauboy with her Best Supporting Actress AACTA for "The Sapphires". Credit: Getty Images

Dramatic thriller "Wish You Were Here", starring Joel Edgerton and Felicity Price, won the AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for husband and wife creative team writer/director Kieran Darcy-Smith and writer/actress Felicity Price. Antony Starr also won Best Supporting Actor for his enigmatic performance in the film.

Marking another solid year for Australian television, the 2nd AACTA Awards Ceremony celebrated seven television programs across four networks. John Edwards and Southern Star Productions confirmed their reputation for top-notch drama, with "Puberty Blues" winning Best Television Drama Series and

"Howzat! Kerry Packer's War" winning Best Telefeature or Mini Series.

Mandy McElhinney, loved by millions as "Rhonda" in an AAMI's Bali-based advertising campaign, also won Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her endearing performance as Kerry Packer's long-suffering secretary, Rose Mitchell.

Groundbreaking Indigenous drama "Redfern Now" won Best Screenplay in Television (Steven McGregor for Episode 6) and Leah Purcell also won Best

Lead Actress in a Television Drama for her performance in Episode 1.

Richard Roxburgh with his AACTA for "Rake". Credit: Getty Images

"Rake" co-creator and star, Richard Roxburgh took home the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor for his performance as the lovable rogue, Cleaver Greene.

This year, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts introduced the new AACTA Award for Best Reality Television Series, and the first recipient of this award was announced tonight, with the exciting adventure-based contest of The Amazing Race Australia (Channel Seven) taking home the golden statuette.

GALLERY: See the stars on the red carpet at the 2013 AACTA Awards.

The lists of both Film and TV AACTA winners are below.

FEATURE FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Sapphires. Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION

The Sapphires. Wayne Blair.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Wish You Were Here. Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Sapphires. Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR

Chris O'Dowd. The Sapphires.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Deborah Mailman. The Sapphires.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Antony Starr. Wish You Were Here.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jessica Mauboy. The Sapphires.

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD

Sarah Watt

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG ACTOR

Saskia Rosendahl. Lore.


TELEVISION

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES

Puberty Blues. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. Network Ten. SBS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES

Howzat! Kerry Packer's War. John Edwards, Mimi Butler. Nine Network

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION

Jack Irish: Bad Debts. Jeffrey Walker. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION

Redfern Now – Episode 6 'Pretty Boy Blue'. Steven McGregor. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Richard Roxburgh. Rake – Season 2. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Leah Purcell. Redfern Now. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Aaron Jeffery. Underbelly Badness – Episode 3 'The Loaded Dog'. Nine Network.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Mandy McElhinney. Howzat! Kerry Packer's War – Part 2. Nine Network.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES

The Amazing Race Australia. Michael McKay, Trent Chapman, David Gardner, Matt Kowald. Seven Network.

NEWS.COM.AU AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR MOST MEMORABLE SCREEN MOMENT

The Sapphires.

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