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1st AACTA Awards

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The Inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, known more commonly as the AACTA Awards, presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), honoured the best Australian and foreign films of 2011 took place on two separate events, in Sydney, New South Wales: the AACTA Awards Luncheon, on 15 January 2012, at the Westin Hotel, and the AACTA Awards Ceremony, on 31 January 2012, at the Sydney Opera House. Following the establishment of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), these awards marked the inauguration of the AACTA Awards, but served as a continuum to the AFI Awards, which were presented by the AFI since 1958. The ceremony was televised on the Nine Network. The nominees for the non-feature award categories were announced on 30 August 2011, and all other non-feature film, feature film and television nominees were announced at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) on 30 November. The Academy presented awards for achievements in foreign film, and announced the nominees at the AACTA Awards Luncheon. ()

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H2O: Just Add Water(2006-2010)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 37 votes)

H2O: Just Add Water revolves around three teenage girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist: they cope with the burden of growing a giant fin and transforming into mermaids whenever they come in contact with water.

MasterChef Australia(2009-)

1h 15min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 21 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, ...

Rake(2010-2018)

55min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 14 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 season Each 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.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole(2010)

3.4/5 (with 777 votes)

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.

Directed by Zack Snyder

Offspring(2010-)

1h per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 6 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.

Sanctum(2011)

R
| 1h 48min | Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 330 votes)

Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team—including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)—are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Red Dog(2011)

3.5/5 (with 91 votes)

Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.

Packed to the Rafters(2008-2013)

1h per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a mix of lighthearted comedy woven through the plot. It revolves around the Rafter family facing work pressures and life issues, whilst also tackling serious social issues. The Logie award winning series was the highest rating to screen on the Seven Network in 2008, and the show has consistently been among the top 5 shows of the year throughout its run in Australia. It was announced in TV Week that the sixth season of Packed to the Rafters would be the last, with Hugh Sheridan stating: "It's emotional letting go of Rafters – for all of us. It was such an amazing chapter in Aussie TV. I'm really proud we all came back together to send it off." The two-hour series finale of Rafters aired on 2 July 2013, which saw the return of Hugh Sheridan, Jessica Marais, Ryan Corr, Jessica McNamee and James Stewart. Rebecca Gibney said, "The cast, writers and producers have always said that we wanted to keep Rafters as one of the most-watched shows on TV. If we ever felt like we were losing too many cast members, we needed to end it on a high. We can say season six winds up an aspect of the Rafter family and there is a sense of finality to it."

Angry Boys(2011)

TV-14
| 30min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

Angry Boys is an Australian television mockumentary series written by and starring Chris Lilley. Continuing the mockumentary style of his previous series, the show explores the issues faced by young males in the 21st century – their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. In Angry Boys, Lilley plays multiple characters: S.mouse, an American rapper; Jen, a manipulative Japanese mother; Blake Oakfield, a champion surfer; Ruth "Gran" Sims, a guard at a juvenile detention facility; and her grandchildren, South Australian twins Daniel and Nathan Sims. The series is a co-production between the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and US cable channel HBO, with a pre-sale to BBC Three in the United Kingdom. Filmed in Melbourne, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Angry Boys premièred on 11 May 2011 at 9:00 pm on ABC1.

The Slap(2011)

51min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

The Slap is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on ABC1 from 6 October to 24 November 2011. The series is based on The Slap, a 2008 multi-award winning novel by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas, which explores what happens when a man slaps a child, who is not related to him, at a suburban barbecue. Filmed in Melbourne, Victoria, the series was produced by Matchbox Pictures' Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden and Michael McMahon, with Penny Chapman serving as executive producer. The directors; Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville, Tony Ayres and Robert Connolly, directed two episodes each. The writing team included Emily Ballou, Alice Bell, Brendan Cowell, Kris Mrksa and Cate Shortland.

The Hunter(2011)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Thriller, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 206 votes)

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

Red Hill(2010)

R
| 1h 37min | Action, Thriller, Western
3.0/5 (with 51 votes)

Young police officer Shane Cooper's first day on duty, after relocating to the small town of Red Hill, rapidly turns into a nightmare. News of a prison break, involving convicted murderer Jimmy Conway, sends the local law enforcement officers - led by the town's ruling presence, Old Bill - into a panic and leads to a terrifying and bloody confrontation.

Directed by Patrick Hughes - With Ryan Kwanten, Claire van der Boom, Kevin Harrington, Richard Young, Steve Bisley
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Sleeping Beauty(2011)

R
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 194 votes)

A haunting erotic fairytale about Lucy, a young University student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of beauty and desire.

Junior MasterChef Australia(2010-)

3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Junior MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking game show. It is a spin-off of MasterChef Australia, itself an adaptation of the British show MasterChef, and features contestants aged 8 to 12. The first season of the show began production in July 2010 and included 50 contestants. Over 5,000 children from around the nation auditioned for the series. Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris returned alongside Anna Gare, while Matt Moran replaced Matt Preston as a judge. Callum Hann has also been involved in the series. In contrast to prior series, Junior MasterChef Australia is produced by Shine Australia. The promo was seen during the final episode of MasterChef Australia. The series premiered on Sunday, 12 September 2010.

Spirited(2010-2011)

4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Spirited is an Australian television drama series made for subscription television channel W that aired for two seasons, 2010 and 2011. The series stars Claudia Karvan, as dentist Suzy Darling, who walks away from a loveless marriage and into an old apartment block that is inhabited by the ghost of a 1980s English rock star, Henry Mallet, played by Matt King. Suzy had been married to Steve Darling, played by Rodger Corser, for 15 years, and they have two children, Elvis, 13, played by Louis Fowler, and Verity, 8, played by Charlie Hancock. Belinda Bromilow plays Suzy’s sister Jonquil.

Cloudstreet(2011)

2h per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Cloudstreet is an Australian television drama miniseries for the Showcase subscription television channel, which first screened from 22 May 2011, in three parts. It is an adaptation of Cloudstreet, an award-winning novel by Australian author Tim Winton. It was filmed in 2010 in Perth with Matthew Saville as the director, and script written by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana.

My Place(2009-2011)

24min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family

My Place is the story of 13 kids, all with a talent for some kind of trouble. Each living in the very same spot on the earth over 130 years, each hiding up the very same fig tree, each with an adventure to tell.

A gURLs wURLd(2010-2011)

4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A gURLs wURLd, also known as Emma's Chatroom and Cyber Girls, is an Australian children's television series, co-produced by Screen Australia, Southern Star Entertainment, Southern Star Singapore, the Media Development Authority of Singapore, NDR, the German Norddeutscher Rundfunk and TV Plus Production. It first aired on the Nine Network on 2 July 2011. There are 26 half hour episodes in the series.

The Loved Ones(2009)

R
| 1h 24min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 221 votes)

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes...

Directed by Sean Byrne - With Xavier Samuel, Richard Wilson, Jessica McNamee, Robin McLeavy

Laid(2011-2012)

27min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Roo’s world is turned upside down when she is introduced to Marcus, somebody stricken with a vaguely similar set of mysterious circumstances to the ones plaguing her – although Marcus, if it can be believed, is a little different from Roo. In fact, he is her opposite. And everybody he has sex with... is healed.

Killing Time(2011)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime

Killing Time is an Australian television drama series on TV1 subscription television channel which first screened in 2011. It is based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser. In New Zealand it screens on Prime Television. The ten part series is written by Ian David, Mac Gudgeon, Katherine Thompson and Shaun Grant. The executive producer is Jason Stephens. The series was initially due to screen in 2010 but was deferred due to strong violence and horror content scenes of the mini-series, which jeopardised a series of gangland trials that were in progress.

Snowtown(2011)

3.1/5 (with 92 votes)

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Directed by Justin Kurzel - With Daniel Henshall

East West 101(2007-2011)

1h per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Zane Malik and the Major Crime Squad investigate crime and murder in all quarters of multicultural Sydney.

twentysomething(2011-2013)

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

Best friends Jess and Josh never went to uni, never had a clear talent and never had the drive to grow up. When their mind-numbing jobs start wearing them down and they don't have an impressive answer to the dreaded question 'So what do you do with yourself?' they decide its time to become their own boss. Jess and Josh embark on an unusual entrepreneurial journey sharing massive highs, heartbreaking lows and plenty of drinks in-between.

Hungry Beast(2009-2011)

30min per episode | News, Comedy

A program that challenges audiences with a mix of the unexpected and the unconventional. Each episode is themed around specific issues facing the world today.

Oranges and Sunshine(2010)

1h 40min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 26 votes)

The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo(2011)

1h 30min per episode | Drama

In early 1972, Ita Buttrose and Kerry Packer got together to create a magazine that became one of the most dramatic sensations in Australian publishing history. CLEO Magazine - begun in a "fit of pique" - went on to help define women, Australia and the relationship between the two.

Small Time Gangster(2011)

25min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Small Time Gangster is an Australian drama series produced by Boilermaker-Burberry Entertainment for Movie Extra subscription television channel. The series follows the adventures of Tony Piccolo, a man who works hard to support his wife Cathy and two kids. While they think he's cleaning carpets, his real profession is as an underworld enforcer, a brutal standover man.

At Home With Julia(2011)

At Home with Julia takes you into the life of PM Julia Gillard and boyfriend Tim Mathieson, behind the closed doors of The Lodge into the private life of perhaps our greatest PM since Kevin Rudd.

With Amanda Bishop, Phil Lloyd

Griff the Invisible(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 33min | Romance / Love, Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 26 votes)

Griff, office worker by day, superhero by night, has his world turned upside down when he meets Melody, a beautiful young scientist who shares his passion for the impossible.

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