AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy

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Best Performance in a Television Comedy
AACTA Award
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 2006
Currently held by Shaun Micallef, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell (2013)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy is an accolade given by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is handed out at the annual AACTA Awards, which rewards achievements in Australian feature film, television, documentaries and short films.[2] From 1986–2010, the category was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards).[3] When the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current prize being a continuum of the AFI Award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy.[3]

From 2003-2005, the award was given as a joint award with drama performances under the category Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama or Comedy. However, comedy performances was separated from the drama categories in 2006, when the award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy was created.[4] Chris Lilley and Phil Lloyd have won the award the most times with two wins each.

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[edit]

Year Nominee Program Character(s) Series Network
2006
(48th)
Andrew Hansen The Chaser's War on Everything Himself Series 1 ABC
2006
(48th)
Paul McCarthy Comedy Inc: The Late Shift Various[A] Series 4 Nine Network
2006
(48th)
Genevieve Morris Comedy Inc: The Late Shift Various[A] Series 4 Nine Network
2006
(48th)
Kris McQuade Supernova Professor Pip Cartwright Series 2 UKTV
2007
(49th)
Adam Zwar Wilfred Adam Series 1 SBS One
2007
(49th)
Drew Forsythe David Tench Tonight David Tench Series 1 Network Ten
2007
(49th)
Jason Gann Wilfred Wilfred Series 1 SBS One
2007
(49th)
Peter Kowitz Supernova Max Talbot Series 2 UKTV
2008
(50th)
Chris Lilley Summer Heights High Various[B]
[C]
ABC
2008
(50th)
Rob Carlton Chandon Pictures Tom Chandon Series 1 Movie Extra
2008
(50th)
Robyn Butler The Librarians Frances O'Brien Series 1 ABC
2008
(50th)
Rob Sitch The Hollowmen Tony Series 1 ABC
2009
(51st)
Phil Lloyd Review with Myles Barlow Myles Barlow Series 1 ABC
2009
(51st)
Robyn Butler The Librarians Frances O'Brien Series 2 ABC
2009
(51st)
Kim Gyngell Very Small Business Ray Leonard Leonard Series 1 ABC1
2009
(51st)
Wayne Hope Very Small Business Don Angel Series 1 ABC1
2010
(52nd)
Phil Lloyd Review with Myles Barlow Myles Barlow Series 2 ABC
2010
(52nd)
Paul Denny Lowdown Bob Geraghty Series 1 SBS One
2010
(52nd)
Jason Gann Wilfred Wilfred Series 2 SBS One

AACTA Awards[edit]

Year Nominee Program Character(s) Series Network
2011
(1st)
Chris Lilley Angry Boys Various[D]
[E]
ABC1
2011
(1st)
Alison Bell Laid Roo McVie Series 1 ABC1
2011
(1st)
Jess Harris Twentysomething Jess Series 1 ABC2
2011
(1st)
Celia Pacquola Laid EJ Series 1 ABC1
2012
(2nd)
Patrick Brammall A Moody Christmas Sean Moody Series 1 ABC1
2012
(2nd)
Barry Crocker The Strange Calls Gregor Series 1 ABC2
2012
(2nd)
Damon Herriman Laid Marcus Dwyer Series 2 ABC2
2012
(2nd)
Frank Woodley Woodley Woodley Series 1 ABC1
2013
(3rd)
Shaun Micallef Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell Himself Series 2 ABC1
2013
(3rd)
Lisa McCune It's a Date Em
[F]
ABC1
2013
(3rd)
Robyn Nevin Upper Middle Bogan Margaret Denyer Series 1 ABC1
2013
(3rd)
Josh Thomas Please Like Me Josh Series 1 ABC2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A1 2 : Comedy Inc: The Late Shift is a sketch comedy television series with various characters in each episode.[6]
B^ : In Summer Heights High, Chris Lilley portrayed the three main characters: Ja'mie King, Mr G and Jonah Takalua.[7]
C^ : Summer Heights High is a mockumentary, and therefore only one season was aired.[8]
D^ : In Angry Boys, Chris Lilley portrayed the main characters: Daniel and Nathan Sims, S.mouse, Jen Okazaki, Gran and Blake Oakfield.[9]
E^ : Angry Boys is a mockumentary, and therefore only one season was aired.[10]
F^ : Lisa McCune was nominated for her performance in the first episode of It's a Date titled, "When Should You Abandon A Date?".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Academy – The Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "AACTA – The Academy – Background". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Television categories 1986 - 2009". AFI Award Winners. Australian Film Institute. 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  5. ^ Winners and nominees by year:
  6. ^ "IMDb Comedy Inc. (TV Series 2003– )". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Reilly, Tom (9 March 2008). "New school of thought on Ja'mie and Jonah". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Official Summer Heights High website". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Callaghan, Greg (30 April 2011). "Chris Lilley is the man in the comic mask". The Australian. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Official Angry Boys website". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "3rd AACTA Nominees by Production". AACTA. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 

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