Sci-fi film 'Predestination' among top winners at AACTA luncheon

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The men and women behind some of Australia’s best film and television have been honoured at this year’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) luncheon.

The sci-fi thriller Predestination has captured three major technical awards at this year's Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA) luncheon.

The event comes ahead of the AACTA awards ceremony, which will take place in Sydney on Thursday.

Today's event saw designers, technicians and editors gather to hear which films, documentaries and TV shows had the biggest impact in the past year.

The ABC was dominant in the television category.

Among its nine awards, telemovie Carlotta picked up best production and costume design while The Code scored best original music score and best editing.

The documentary section had two clear winners.

Sons And Mothers - which follows a disability support group - secured best sound and cinematography, while All This Mayhem - an unflinching portrait of skateboarders - nabbed three awards: best editing, best original score and best director.

In the film categories, The Railway Man, The Rover and The Water Diviner captured one award each.

But the time-travel thriller Predestination walked away with three.

Set across four decades and filmed in over 65 locations, it earned best production design, best editing and best cinematography.

Stay up to date with news from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards with SBS reporter Manny Tsigas:

 

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