2006 Australian Film Institute Awards

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2006 Australian Film Institute Awards
Date 5–6 December 2006
Best Film Ten Canoes
Best Direction Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
Ten Canoes
Best Actor Shane Jacobson
Best Actress Emily Barclay
Suburban Mayhem
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The 48th Annual Australian Film Institute Awards ceremony, honouring the best in film and television acting achievements for the year 2006 in the cinema of Australia, took place on 6–7 December 2006. During the ceremony, the Australian Film Institute presented Australian Film Institute Awards (commonly referred to as AFI Awards) in 40 categories including feature films, television, animation, and documentaries. It was hosted by Geoffrey Rush.

Winners of major awards[edit]

This is a breakdown of winners of major awards categories only. For a complete list of nominees and winners, see[1]


Feature films[edit]

Award Winner Producer
Best Film Ten Canoes Julie Ryan, Rolf de Heer


Award Winner Film
Best Direction Ten Canoes Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr


Award Winner Film
Best Actor in a Lead Role Shane Jacobson Kenny
Best Actress in a Lead Role Emily Barclay Suburban Mayhem
Best Supporting Actor Anthony Hayes Suburban Mayhem
Best Supporting Actress Susie Porter The Caterpillar Wish


Award Winner Film
Best Original Screenplay Rolf de Heer Ten Canoes
Best Adapted Screenplay Luke Davies, Neil Armfield Candy

Additional awards[edit]

Award Winner Film
Best International Actor Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain
Best International Actress Rachel Griffiths Six Feet Under
Young Actor Award Marny Kennedy Mortified
Reader's Choice Award Heath Ledger Brokeback Mountain
Australia's Favourite Film Award The Castle Working Dog Productions



Award Winner Producer
Best Children's Series Mortified Phillip Bowman, Bernadette O'Mahony
Best Comedy Series The Chaser's War on Everything Mark Fitzgerald, Julian Morrow, Andy Nehl
Best Drama Series Love My Way John Edwards, Claudia Karvan, Jacquelin Perske
Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series RAN Penny Chapman


Award Winner Series
Best Direction in Television Jessica Hobbs Answered by Fire


Award Winner Series
Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama David Wenham Answered by Fire
Best Actress in a Television Drama Susie Porter RAN
Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Marcus Graham Blue Heelers
Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Saskia Burmeister Blue Heelers


Award Winner Series
Best Screenplay on Television Sue Smith RAN


  1. ^ "AFI Awards 2006 – Winners". Urban Cinefile. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 29 May 2010.