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VicScreen projects dominate the 2024 AACTA Award nominations

Film & TV  11 Dec 2023

Anna Torv and Sam Reid on set of The Newsreader Season Two.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards has released the full list of nominees for the 2024 AACTA Awards, with Victorian projects receiving an impressive 55 nominations across 28 categories in film and television.

VicScreen supported films were nominated in every film category with Of An Age, Run Rabbit Run, Shayda, Sweet As and The Rooster taking home a total of 22 nominations. 

Zar Amir Ebrahimi and Selina Zahedi on set of Shayda, photo by Jane Zhang.

In television we saw a record number of nominations, with The Newsreader receiving 15, the highest number of nominations of any television series this year.

VicScreen supported television shows that received nominations also include:

Bad Behaviour

  • Best Miniseries

Bay of Fires

  • Best Drama Series

Crazy Fun Park

  • Best Children's Program


  • Best Acting in a Comedy: Kitty Flanagan
  • Best Acting in a Comedy: Julia Zemiro

Love Me 

  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Lead Actress in a Drama: Bojana Novakovic
  • Best Lead Actor in a Drama: Hugo Weaving
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: Heather Mitchell
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Bob Morley


  • Best Documentary of Factual Program
  • Best Direction in Nonfiction Television: (Episode 1) – Stamatia Maroupas

Safe Home

  • Best Miniseries
  • Best Lead Actress in a Drama: Aisha Dee

The Clearing

  • Best Miniseries
  • Best Lead Actress in a Drama: Teresa Palmer
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: Guy Pearce

Turn Up the Volume 

  • Best Children's Program

Who The Bloody Hell Are We?

  • Best Factual Entertainment Program

Mabel Li and Aisha Dee on set of Safe Home, photo by Narelle Portanier

The Award for Best Documentary also saw a Victorian-led line-up, with nominees including:

  • Ego: The Michael Gudinski Story 
  • John Farnham: Finding The Voice 
  • The Dark Emu Story
  • The Giants 
  • This Is Going To Be Big

John Farnham: Finding The Voice

The 2024 AACTA Awards is proudly supported by VicScreen. 

The industry awards will be presented on 8 February and the main ceremony will be held on 10 February.

See the full list of nominees here.