Australia’s top achievements in film and television of 2015 were celebrated last night at the 5th AACTA Awards.
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1 Dec 2015 - 5:29 PM  UPDATED 1 Dec 2015 - 5:29 PM

Australia’s top achievements in screen craft excellence from the past year were celebrated last night at the 5th AACTA Awards at The Star Event Centre, where 29 Awards were presented. The rest of this year’s winners will be announced at the 5th AACTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday 9 December, which will announce the best performances of 2015. 

The big winner of the night was incontestably George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, which snapped awards in six categories, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Editing.

See below for the night's other winners:

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Cut Snake: Blake Ayshford
Kill Me Three Times: James McFarland
Mad Max: Fury Road: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris

-> Winner: Paper Planes: Robert Connolly, Steve Worland

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Holding the Man: Tommy Murphy
Ruben Guthrie: Brendan Cowell

-> Winner: Last Cab to Darwin: Reg Cribb, Jeremy Sims

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Dressmaker: Donald M. McAlpine ACS ASC
Last Cab to Darwin: Steve Arnold ACS
Oddball: Damian Wyvill ACS

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: John Seale ASC ACS

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

Cut Snake: Andy Canny
The Dressmaker: Jill Bilcock ACE ASE
Holding the Man: Dany Cooper ASE

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: Margaret Sixel

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND

The Dressmaker: Andrew Ramage, Glenn Newnham, Chris Goodes CAS, David Williams, Mario Vaccaro,
Alex Francis
Paper Planes: Chris Goodes CAS, James Ashton, Emma Bortignon, Trevor Hope
Partisan: Robert Mackenzie, Dane Cody

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, David White, Mark Mangini,
Scott Hecker, Wayne Pashley

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

The Dressmaker: David Hirschfelder
Paper Planes: Nigel Westlake
Partisan: Daniel Lopatin

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Cut Snake: Jo Ford
The Dressmaker: Roger Ford
Partisan: Steven Jones-Evans APDG, Sarah Cyngler

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: Colin Gibson

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cut Snake: Cappi Ireland
Mad Max: Fury Road: Jenny Beavan
Partisan: Maria Pattison, Sarah Cyngler

-> Winner: The Dressmaker: Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS OR ANIMATION

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Christopher Townsend, Ryan Stafford, Paul Butterworth, Matt Estela
Pan: Chas Jarrett, Dan Barrow, Mark Holt, Marc Varisco, Alana Newell
Ted 2: Glenn Melenhorst, Ineke Majoor

-> Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road: Andrew Jackson, Holly Radcliffe, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams, Tom Wood,
Fiona Crawford

 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

Gayby Baby: Charlotte Mars
Only the Dead: Patrick McDonald, Michael Ware
Sherpa: Bridget Ikin, John Smithson
Women He's Undressed: Damien Parer, Gillian Armstrong

-> Winner: That Sugar Film: Nick Batzias, Damon Gameau

 

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