From epic historical drama New Gold Mountain to the entertainment of The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, SBS stars and shows are part of a huge line up of talent nominated for the 2021 Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
The awards, to be presented at the Sydney Opera House on December 8, recognise outstanding film, television and digital performers and creatives.
An impressive range of films and critially acclaimed televisions productions are in the running for the prestigious awards (with technical crafts nominees still be be announced). SBS nominees include:
New Gold Mountain - Kylie du Fresne, Elisa Argenzio // Goalpost Television Pty Ltd / SBS (nominated for Best Miniseries or Telefeature)
The Unusual Suspects - Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford, Naomi Just, Vonne Patiag // Aquarius Films / SBS (nominated for Best Miniseries or Telefeature)
Mastermind - Damian McDermott, Lucy De Luca // SBS & BBC Studios Australia // SBS (nominated for Best Entertainment Program)
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021 - Paul Clarke, Stephanie Werrett, Josh Martin // Blink TV / SBS (nominated for Best Entertainment Program)
Adam and Poh's Malaysia in Australia - Adam Liaw, Mike Cardillo // i8 Studio / SBS (nominated for Best LIfestyle Program)
The Cook Up with Adam Liaw - Olivia Hoopmann, Bruce Walters // SBS / SBS (nominated for Best LIfestyle Program)
The Tailings - Liz Doran, Richard Kelly, Stephen Thomas, Stevie Cruz-Martin, Caitlin Richardson // Good Lark Pty Ltd, The Two Jons & Roar Film (nominated for Best Short Form Drama)
See the full list of nominees here.
The nominees for Best Documentary were announced in July. Strong Female Lead, which recently screened on SBS as part of the Australia Uncovered documentary series, is one of six nominees.
Vote in the Audience Choice Awards
Along with the industry-voted awards, the AACTAs also include the AACTA Audience Choice awards, which give YOU a chance to vote for your favourites. SBS is delighted to have 13 of its shows, series and people in the Audience Choice Awards:
Favourite Australian Actor: Aina Dumlao, Unusual Suspects; Alyssa Sutherland, New Gold Mountain
Favourite Australian TV Drama: Unusual Suspects; New Gold Mountain
Favourite Australian Entertainment Show: Adam & Poh’s Malaysia in Australia; Australia’s Biggest Singalong; Cook Like an Italian with Silvia Colloca; Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras; The Cook Up with Adam Liaw; Family Rules; Mastermind; Who Do You Think You Are?
Favourite Australian TV Host - Marc Fennell
Cast your votes for your favourites in these and other categories here. Voting is open until Sunday, November 7 11.59pm AEDT.
If you missed any of these great shows and performances:
Four-part series New Gold Mountain is streaming now at SBS On Demand (also available with Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese subtitles):
Four-part series The Unusual Suspects is streaming now at SBS On Demand (also available with Filipino, Hindi, Arabic, Korean and Vietnamese subtitles):
Strong Female Lead is streaming now at SBS On Demand.