|5th AACTA Awards|
|Date||30 November 2015 and |
9 December 2015
|Site||The Star Event Centre|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Most awards||Film: Mad Max: Fury Road (7)|
|Most nominations||Film: The Dressmaker (13)|
The 5th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (generally known as AACTA Awards) are a series of awards which includes the 5th AACTA Awards Luncheon, the 5th AACTA Awards ceremony and the 5th AACTA International Awards. The former two events were held at The Star Event Centre, in Sydney, New South Wales in late 2015. 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 2015. The AACTA Awards ceremony televised on Seven Network for the fourth year running. The 5th AACTA Awards are a continuum of the Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards), established in 1958 and presented until 2010 after which it was rebranded the AACTA Awards when the Australian Film Institute (AFI) established AACTA in 2011.
The nominees were announced during a press conference on 31 October 2015 at The Star hôtel in Sydney. The Dressmaker received the most feature-film nominations with thirteen, earning a nomination in most of the categories.
Nominees and winners
The nominees for feature-films and Television were announced during a press conference on 29 October 2015 in Sydney. Of the nominees, Jocelyn Moorhouse's revenge drama The Dressmaker received the most feature-film nominations with thirteen, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design. The winners were announced on 9 December 2015.
|Best Drama Series||Best Comedy Series|
|Best Children's Series||Best Light Entertainment Series|
|Best Reality Series||Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series|
|Best Direction in a Drama or Comedy||Best Direction in a Television Light Entertainment or Reality Series|
|Best Lead Actor – Drama||Best Lead Actress – Drama|
|Best Guest or Supporting Actor – Drama||Best Guest or Supporting Actress – Drama|
|Best Comedy Performance||Best Screenplay in Television|
|Best Cinematography in Television||Best Editing in Television|
|Best Sound in Television||Best Original Music Score in Television|
|Best Production Design in Television||Best Costume Design in Television|
|Best Feature Length Documentary||Best Documentary Television Program|
|Best Direction in a Documentary||Best Cinematography in a Documentary|
|Best Editing in a Documentary||Best Sound in a Documentary|
|Best Original Music Score in a Documentary|
|Best Short Animation||Best Short Fiction Film|
|Best Visual Effects or Animation||People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film|
Productions with multiple nominations
The following feature films received multiple nominations.
- Thirteen: The Dressmaker
- Twelve: Mad Max: Fury Road
- Nine: Last Cab to Darwin
- Six: Paper Planes, Holding the Man
- Five: Cut Snake
- Four: Partisan
- Three: Ruben Guthrie
- Two: Oddball
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