David Gulpilil, Rose Byrne and stars of the TV series 'The Code' were among the top winners at tonight’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards in Sydney.
29 Jan 2015 - 8:55 PM  UPDATED 30 Jan 2015 - 9:36 AM

The 4th annual AACTA Awards ended on an historic note on Thursday night-- with two films being awarded best picture.

A draw was declared between Russell Crowe's directorial debut 'The Water Diviner'-- and the critically acclaimed horror 'The Babadook'.

David Gulpilil took out the Best Lead Actor award for his role in Charlie’s Country and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Sarah Snook won Best Lead Actress for her role in the time-travelling sci-fi spic Predestination

The Babadook's writer/director Jennifer Kent also won the Best Director and Best Screenplay categories.
Australian actress Rose Byrne was awarded the AACTA Trailblazer Award, which recognises exceptional achievement of Australians working in the global industry.
The award for Best Light Entertainment Series went to Hamish and Andy's Gap Year.

ABC television series 'The Code' was one of the night's big winners, taking out Best Television Drama Actor (Ash Zukerman), Director (Shawn Seet), Supporting Actress (Chelsie Preston Crayford) and Best Drama Series.

This year's awards were hosted by Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman.