6th AACTA Awards

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The 6th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as AACTA Awards) are a series of awards which includes the 6th AACTA Awards Luncheon, the 6th AACTA Awards ceremony and the 6th AACTA International Awards. The former two events were held at The Star Event Centre, in Sydney, New South Wales. Presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), the awards celebrate the best in Australian feature film, television, documentary and short film productions of 2016. The first winners announced on 5 December 2016 and the AACTA Awards ceremony occurred on 7 December 2016 and was broadcast on the Seven Network for the second year running with an extended broadcast to air on Arena. The first round of nominees, for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film, were announced on 14 July 2016. A new feature film and television category for Best Hair and Makeup was presented for the first time. Through a partnership with Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) five additional awards, for subscription television programs, were handed out for Best Lifestyle Program, Best New Talent, Best Male Presenter, Best Female Presenter and Best Live Event Production. ()

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Game of Thrones(2011-2019)

4.2/5 (with 7,796 votes)

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

Hacksaw Ridge(2016)

| 2h 19min | Drama, History, War
4.1/5 (with 4,950 votes)

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

X-Men: Apocalypse(2016)

| 2h 24min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 5,337 votes)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.


45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 99 votes)

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.

Gods of Egypt(2016)

| 2h 7min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 1,616 votes)

A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.

MasterChef Australia(2009-)

1h 15min per episode | Reality-TV
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

MasterChef Australia is a Logie Award-winning Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network Ten. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show's main judges. Journalist Sarah Wilson hosted the first series, however her role was dropped at the end of the series.

With Heston Blumenthal, Nigella Lawson, Gordon Ramsay, Shannon Bennett, Sarah Wilson, Matt Moran, ...

Jack Irish(2016-2021)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man really. An expert in finding those who don’t want to be found – dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him.

Wolf Creek(2016-)

| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 63 votes)

An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

Holding the Man(2015)

| 2h 8min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 187 votes)

Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the rugby team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance endured for 15 years in the face of everything life threw at it - the separations, the discrimination, the temptations, the jealousies and the losses - until the only problem that love can't solve tried to destroy them.

Please Like Me(2013-2016)

| 28min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 35 votes)

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the rest of his family embrace his new found lifestyle.

Directed by Matthew Saville - With Josh Thomas

A Place to Call Home(2013-2018)

1h per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia. A sweeping romantic drama set in 1950s rural Australia following the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy and complicated pastoralist family, who lives in Inverness, NSW.

Gogglebox Australia(2015-)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Some of Australia's most opinionated and avid TV viewers comment on the best, worst and controversial shows and news stories of the past week, from the comfort of their sofas.

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Secret City(2016-2019)

1h per episode | Drama, War & Politics
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.

Beat Bugs(2016-)

3.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe. Each episode of this animated series features songs by The Beatles performed by artists including Daniel Johns, Robbie Williams and Pink to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody.

The Deep(2016-)

4.2/5 (with 8 votes)

The adventures of the Nekton family, a family of daring underwater explorers who live aboard a state-of-the-art submarine, The Aronnax, and explore uncharted areas of the earth's oceans to unravel the mysteries of the deep.


55min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

Rake is an Australian television series, produced by Essential Media and Entertainment, that first aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's ABC1 in 2010. It stars Richard Roxburgh as rake Cleaver Greene, a brilliant but self-destructive Sydney barrister. The show airs in the United States on DirecTV's Audience Network. The second season began on 6 September 2012. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has also renewed the show for a third seasonEach episode entails Greene defending a different client.The Fox Network in the USA has commissioned an American version of Rake, starring Greg Kinnear as the lead character, renamed Keegan Deane for American audiences.

Bottersnikes & Gumbles(2016-)

| 12min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

In a far away forgotten valley heaped with long-abandoned junk, a timeless battle rages between good and evil… and also between squishy and scaly, happy and grumpy, clever and wily… handsome and plain old ugly. This is the land of Bottersnikes and Gumbles.

Boys in the Trees(2016)

| 1h 52min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 59 votes)

On Halloween 1997, two estranged teen skaters embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.


3.0/5 (with 27 votes)

In the near future, creaturesfrom ancient Aboriginalmythology endowed with extraordinary physical traitshave emerged and must coexist with humans. Known as 'Hairypeople' they battle for survival in a world that wants to exploit and destroy them.One young man – The Cleverman – struggles with his own power and the responsibility to unite this divided world, but he must first overcome a deep estrangement from his older brother.

Upper Middle Bogan(2013-2016)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Follow the stories of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler. She also discovers that she has three siblings: Amber, Kayne and Brianna. The bogan Wheelers head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs and are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost.

Janet King(2014-2017)

1h per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Senior Prosecutor Janet King returns from maternity leave to confront a high-profile murder, and a conspiracy which will have shocking ramifications throughout the judicial system.


54min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Melbourne 1996. The Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal - winning Olympic gold.Initially, Danny struggles to find his place in the prestigious social circles of the private boys school. However under the charge of highly regarded coach Frank Torma and a friendship/rivalry with teammate Martin Taylor, Danny is soon on track to become Australia’s youngest swimming champion, the unstoppable 'Barracuda'.

Directed by Robert Connolly

The Code(2014-2016)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

The Code is a drama series which tells tells the story of two brothers who discover some information that those at the highest levels of political power are determined to keep secret.

The Kettering Incident(2016)

| 51min per episode | Mystery, Drama
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours later, Anna was found alone, terrified and covered in blood. 15 years on, Anna returns to find the town struggling to survive. The forests have been marked for logging and the community is being torn apart by passionate but violent clashes between environmentalists and the local loggers.

No Activity(2015-2016)

25min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

The nightly exploits of our boys and girls in blue, and their shady criminal counterparts, through an unfolding kidnapping investigation. Truth is, being a cop or a crook is nowhere near as exciting as Hollywood would have us believe. Long nights with nothing to do but watch and wait, and spin a yarn or two... or, in the case of these over-caffeinated, sleep-deprived souls, share way too much information about themselves, opine on matters far beyond their qualifications, and discuss topics that most would agree are strictly NSFW.

Deep Water(2016)

55min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances throughout the 80s and 90s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.

Grand Designs Australia(2010-)

50min per episode | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Follows intrepid individuals as they try to design and construct the home of their dreams.


| 1h 49min | Crime, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 42 votes)

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple investigation unearths an intricate web of crime, corruption, human trafficking, and coordinated exploitation of indigenous people’s land. Jay must bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.

Directed by Ivan Sen - With Aaron Pedersen

The Daughter(2015)

1h 36min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

In the last days of a dying logging town, Christian returns to his family home for his father Henry’s wedding. While home, Christian reconnects with his childhood friend Oliver, who has stayed in town working at Henry’s timber mill and is now out of a job. As Christian gets to know Oliver’s wife Charlotte, daughter Hedvig, and father Walter, he discovers a secret that could tear Oliver’s family apart.

Girl Asleep(2015)

1h 17min | Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 38 votes)

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loserdom with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself.

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