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3rd AACTA Awards

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The 3rd Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as AACTA Awards) are a series of awards which includes the 3rd AACTA Awards Luncheon, the 3rd AACTA Awards ceremony and the 3rd AACTA International Awards. The former two events were held at The Star Event Centre, in Sydney, New South Wales on 28 January and 30 January 2014, respectively. Presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), the awards celebrated the best in Australian feature film, television, documentary and short film productions of 2013. The AACTA Awards ceremony were televised on Network Ten. These awards were a continuum of the Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards), established in 1958 and presented until 2010, which was rebranded the AACTA Awards when the Australian Film Institute (AFI) established AACTA in 2011. The Academy announced new television craft categories on 16 May 2013. However, a lack of funds and loss of a naming rights sponsor caused other categories to be either discontinued or merged with other awards. This included the merger of documentary craft categories into the new television craft prizes, which caused anger in the documentary making community. Due to the outcry, the Academy announced that it had received indu... ()

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Wentworth(2013-)

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.

The Great Gatsby(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 4,883 votes)

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries(2012-2015)

53min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 46 votes)

Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life. Based on author Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher Murder Mystery novels.

Nowhere Boys(2013-2018)

3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Four teenage boys get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.

Top of the Lake(2013-2017)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 109 votes)

A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.

Big Brother Australia(2001-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
1.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Big Brother Australia is the Australian version of the international Big Brother reality television series.

Please Like Me(2013-2016)

TV-MA
| 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

Dance Academy(2010-2013)

24min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 12 votes)

At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' heir Samuel 'Sammy' and minor juvenile offender Christian are the outsiders but gradually fit in, making new kinds of friends. Star ballerina's daughter Kat also introduces them in the circle of last-year brother Ethan, who already aspires a career as choreographer. Also Abigail, a smart young girl who'll walk over dead bodies to reach the stars tries to sabotage everything and everyone.

Offspring(2010-)

1h per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 9 votes)

An exuberant drama set in Melbourne's Fitzroy, centering on Nina Proudman and her struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her hunt for a decent love life and her tendency to overthink and fly off into fantasy.

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.

Adore(2013)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 385 votes)

Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.

Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell(2012-)

30min per episode | Comedy, News
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

News satire. A half-hour weekly round-up, branding, inoculation and crutching of all the important news stories of the week. Along with a like-minded Think Tank of reporters and pundits, offering not only reportage and analysis of the week’s events but discussion, argument and dissection of what’s making the world turn every which way.

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Redfern Now(2012-2013)

1h per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Six extraordinary stories one unmissable series. Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.

Directed by Rachel Perkins - With Jimi Bani

The X Factor(2005-)

1h 30min per episode

The X Factor is an Australian television reality music competition, based on the original UK series, to find new singing talent. The first series of the show was broadcast from February to May, however, since the second series it has been broadcast from July/August until the grand final in November. The X Factor is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, and is currently broadcast on the Seven Network. The title "X Factor" refers to a singing talent which is "unique" and "something" that makes for star quality. Network Ten held rights for The X Factor in 2005, but dropped the show after the first series due to poor ratings. In 2010, the Seven Network went into a "bidding war" to gain rights for the show, and later won and a second series went into production. The X Factor was renewed after a highly successful Australian Idol was no longer broadcast through Network Ten. It is also broadcast in New Zealand on TV3. Two series of The Xtra Factor were broadcast through Network Ten in 2005 and 7Two in 2010. The show was not renewed for a third series in 2011.The original judging panel line-up in 2005 consisted of Kate Ceberano, Mark Holden, and John Reid. When the show was revived in 2010, the judging panel was replaced by Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Imbruglia, and Kyle Sandilands. Imbruglia and Sandilands did not return for series three and were replaced by Melanie Brown and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Dannii Minogue and Redfoo joined the panel in the fifth series as replacements for Brown and Sebastian. During the televised audition phases of The X Factor, originally the contestants sang in an "audition room" in front of just the judges, however, from series two onwards all auditionees sing on stage in an arena, in front of the judges and a live audience. The successful acts then progress to the next stage of the competition, "bootcamp" and later "home visits", where the judges narrow their category down to three acts who will continue to the live shows, where the public vote for their favourite act, following weekly performances by the contestants.

Drift(2013)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 55 votes)

In the 70s two brothers battle killer waves, conservative society and ruthless bikers to kick-start the modern surf industry.

Serangoon Road(2013)

53min per episode | Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom out from street stalls; the Rolling Stones are in town along with tourists and American sailors fresh from Vietnam. They join British and Australian soldiers checking out the prostitutes and gambling dens en route to their own war in Borneo.This is the city of Sam Callaghan, Patricia Cheng, the CIA’s Conrad Harrison and the clients of the Cheng Detective Agency. The agency’s cases range from the usual (straying spouses and petty fraudsters) to events with international implications and complications. Sam’s contacts from his military days are useful - but they start to drag him back into a dark world that he would prefer to leave behind.

100 Bloody Acres(2012)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Horror
3.0/5 (with 42 votes)

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

Mystery Road(2013)

2h 1min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 58 votes)

A murdered girl is found under a bridge on a remote road and indigenous detective Jay Swan gets the case. Jay finds that no-one is that interested in solving the murder of an indigenous teenager and he is forced to work alone.

Australia's Got Talent(2007-)

1h per episode
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Australia's Got Talent is an Australian reality television talent show which premiered on 18 February 2007 on the Seven Network. The show is based on the Got Talent series format that originated in the United Kingdom with Simon Cowell. It was hosted by Grant Denyer, with Dannii Minogue, Tom Burlinson and Red Symons acting as judges. From series seven, the show will be broadcast on the Nine Network.The first series aired at 6:30pm on Sunday nights. After a successful run, the series was given a vote of confidence as Seven moved the show to a more competitive Tuesday night timeslot. The second season aired from 29 April 2008. A third season, which aired on Wednesday nights, began on 4 February 2009. Its sixth series, the final series to be broadcast on Seven, ended on 25 July 2012. The seventh series began airing on 11 August 2013.

Better Man(2013)

50min per episode | Drama

The remarkable life and death of Van Nguyen, a Vietnamese Australian man who was convicted of drug trafficking in Singapore and executed for his crime in 2005.

Directed by Khoa Do - With Remy Hii

It's a Date(2013-2014)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

It's a Date is a comedy series exploring the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date?

The Time of Our Lives(2013-2014)

55min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The Time of Our Lives follows the lives of the extended Tivolli family as they navigate their way around relationships, raising kids, love, careers, divorce, disability and finding happiness. Elder brother Mattis a high-flying sports agent struggling with his obsessive wife Caroline. Younger brother Luce runs a much more relaxed household with long-time partner Bernadette, despite a chaotic schedule and financial pressures. Chai Li, the youngest, was adopted from Vietnam as a baby and is a successful and happy thirty-something until her world is shattered by a humiliating turn of events. Herbhas known the family since childhood.

Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story(2013)

1h 30min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The making of modern Australia through the eyes of competing media moguls Sir Frank Packer and a young Rupert Murdoch.

You're Skitting Me(2012-)

12min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

You're Skitting Me is an edgy Australian sketch comedy series starring six new Australian teen actors who perform sketches about zombies, cavemen, naughty girl guides and parodies of Twilight and talent shows. Cosmo, Rowan, Hayden, Jake, Molly and Mia are fresh, funny, unpredictable and different and give the series its innovative, edgy appeal.

The Turning(2013)

3h | Drama
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.

The Rocket(2013)

1h 36min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 22 votes)

Set against the lush backdrop of rural Laos, this spirited drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to break free from his ill-fated destiny. After his village is displaced to make way for a massive dam, Ahlo escapes with his father and grandmother through the Laotian outback in search of a new home. Along the way, they come across a rocket festival that offers Ahlo a lucrative but dangerous chance to prove his worth.

Directed by Kim Mordaunt

Red Obsession(2013)

1h 15min | Documentary, History
3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

France’s Bordeaux region has long commanded respect for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that a new, voracious consumer base in China is buying up this finite product. Bordeaux both struggles with and courts the spike in demand, sending prices skyrocketing. Narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession is a fascinating look at our changing international economy and how an obsession in Shanghai affects the most illustrious vineyards in France.

Satellite Boy(2012)

2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

When his grandfather's drive-in cinema and home in the outback town of Wyndham is threatened with demolition, a twelve-year-old Aboriginal boy must journey through Australia's bush country — equipped only with ancient survival skills — to stop the city developers.

Directed by Catriona McKenzie

Goddess(2013)

1h 45min | Comedy, Music
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price.

An Accidental Soldier(2013)

1h 31min | Drama, War, TV Movie
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

An unexpected love story set in WW1 France between a young Australian baker who has deserted the front line, and a grieving French woman, who puts her own life at risk by sheltering him from the authorities.

Directed by Rachel Ward
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