AACTA Award for Best Documentary Series

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Best Documentary Series
AACTA Award
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 2009
Currently held by SAS - The Search for Warriors (2011)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA Award for Best Documentary Series, is a non-feature film award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) to the producer of an Australian documentary series that is "a Television Program consisting of a potentially unlimited number of episodes but not less than 2 that is a creative treatment of actuality other than a news, current affairs, sports coverage, magazine, infotainment or light entertainment program."[1] Prior to the establishment of the Academy in 2011, the award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI) at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (more commonly known as the AFI Awards) from 2009–2010.[2] A single award for Best Documentary was handed out from 1958–2008, before it was split into three categories: Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Documentary Under One Hour and Best Documentary Series.[2] The award is presented at the AACTA Awards Luncheon, a black tie event which celebrates achievements in film production, television, documentaries and short films.[3][4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, winners are listed first, in boldface and highlighted in gold; those listed below the winner that are not in boldface or highlighted are the nominees.[5]

  Winner

AFI Awards (2009-2010)[edit]

Year Film Producer(s) Network
2009
(51st)
First 
Australians Darren 
Dale,
 Rachel
 Perkins,
 Helen
 Panckhurst SBS
2009
(51st)
Beyond 
Kokoda Stig
 Schnell and Shaun
 Gibbons Foxtel
2009
(51st)
Once Bitten Beth 
Frey and 
Janette 
Howe SBS
2009
(51st)
Voices from the Cape David Selvarajah Vadiveloo and Anna Kaplan ABC1
2010
(52nd)
Liberal Rule - The Politics That Changed Australia Nick Torrens and Frank Haines SBS
2010
(52nd)
Addicted to Money Andrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle ABC
2010
(52nd)
Disable Bodied Sailors Karina Holden and Nick Robinson SBS
2010
(52nd)
Kokoda Andrew Wiseman ABC1

AACTA Awards (2012-present)[edit]

Year Film Producer(s) Network
2011
(1st)
SAS - The Search for Warriors Julia Redwood and Ed Punchard SBS
2011
(1st)
Immigration Nation, The Secret History of Us Jacob Hickey, Alex West and Lucy Maclaren SBS
2011
(1st)
Outback Fight Club Paul Scott and Isabel Perez SBS
2011
(1st)
Outback Kids Mike Bluett, Mark Hamlyn and Marc Radomsky ABC1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rule Six – Special Conditions for Documentary". 2011 AFI Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute (AFI). Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Australian Film Institute – Non-Feature Award Winners 1958–2010". Australian Film Institute (AFI). 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "AACTA – Awards Presented". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "AACTA – The Awards – Dates". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Winners and nominees by year:

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