AACTA Award for Best Young Actor

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Best Young Actor
AACTA Award
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 1991
Currently held by Lara Robinson, Cloudstreet (2011)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA Award for Best Young Actor is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA Awards, which hand out accolades for achievements in feature film, television, documentaries and short films.[2] From 1991-2010, 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 award being a continuum of the AFI Young Actors Award.[3]

The award was first presented in 1991 as "Best Juvenile Performance", and from 1992–2010, it was known as the "Young Actors Award".[4] It was handed out as a special award from 1991-2001, before it became a competitive award from 2002, onwards. Additionally, a cash prize of A$20,000 was given to the winner from 2006–2008.[4]

The award is presented at the discretion of the Academy, and is eligible to an actor or actress who is under the age of eighteen. It is given to an individual who has performed in a lead, supporting or guest role of television, feature film and short film categories.[5]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the ceremonies are usually held the same year.[A] The performer in bold and in dark blue background have received a special award; those in bold and in yellow background have won a regular competitive award. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees. When sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning performer first and then the other nominees.[6]

Contents
AFI Awards (1991-2010)
AACTA Awards (2011-present)
1990s • 2000s • 2010s
  Winner of competitive award
  Winner of special award
Year Nominee Program Character(s) Notes
AFI Awards
1990s
1991
(33rd)
Lauren Hewett Act of Necessity Samantha Television film
1992
(34th)
Alex Outhred Hammers Over the Anvil Alan Marshall Feature film
1993
(35th)
Lauren Hewett Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left X Television series
1993
(35th)
Robert Joamie Map of the Human Heart Young Avik Feature film
1994
(36th)
Zbych Trofimiuk Sky Trackers Mike Masters Television series
1995
(37th)
Jamie Croft That Eye, the Sky Morton 'Ort' Flack Feature film
1996
(38th)
Petra Yared Mirror, Mirror Jo Tiegan Television series
1997
(39th)
Jeffrey Walker The Wayne Manifesto Wayne Wilson Television series
1998
(40th)
Paul Pantano Water Rats Max Ryde Television series
1999
(41st)
Abbie Cornish Wildside Simone Summers Television series
2000s
2000
(42nd)
Kane McNay Mallboy Shaun Feature film
2000
(42nd)
Xaris Miller Eugénie Sandler P.I. Eugénie Sandler Television series
2001
(43rd)
John Sebastian Pilakui Yolngu Boy Lorrpu Feature film
2001
(43rd)
Joshua Jay All Saints Zac Stockwell Television series
2002
(44th)
Emily Browning Halifax f.p. Kristy O'Connor Television film
2002
(44th)
Luke O'Loughlin Escape of the Artful Dodger Dodger Television series
2002
(44th)
Everlyn Sampi Rabbit-Proof Fence Molly Craig Feature film
2003
(45th)
Liam Hess Don't Blame the Koalas Greg King Television series
2003
(45th)
Emily Browning After the Deluge Maddy Television film
2003
(45th)
Mason Richardson Teesh and Trude Kenny Feature film
2004
(46th)
Natasha Wanganeen Jessica Mary Simpson Television miniseries
2004
(46th)
Richard Wilson Out There Miller McKee Television series
2004
(46th)
Sarah Vongmany Comedy Inc: The Late Shift Sophie Docudrama
2004
(46th)
Jarryd Jinks Tom White Jet Feature film
2005
(47th)
Sophie Luck Blue Water High Fiona "Fly" Watson Television series
2005
(47th)
Maddi Newling Danya Danya Short film
2005
(47th)
Brittany Byrnes Little Oberon Natasha Green Television film
2005
(47th)
Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik Three Dollars Various Abby Harnovey
2006
(48th)
Marny Kennedy Mortified Taylor Fry Television series
2006
(48th)
Frank Sweet 2:37 Marcus Feature film
2006
(48th)
Christian Byers Opal Dream Ashmol Williamson Feature film
2006
(48th)
Mia Wasikowska Suburban Mayhem Lilya Feature film
2007
(49th)
Kodi Smit-McPhee Romulus, My Father Raimond Feature film
2007
(49th)
Corey McKernan Lockie Leonard Phillip Television series
2007
(49th)
Irene Chen The Home Song Stories May Feature film
2007
(49th)
Joel Lok The Home Song Stories Tom Feature film
2008
(50th)
Danielle Catanzariti Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Esther Blueburger Feature film
2008
(50th)
Saoirse Ronan Death Defying Acts Benji McGarvie Feature film
2008
(50th)
Clarence John Ryan Sep Paddy Parker Feature film
2008
(50th)
Tom Green The Ground Beneath Kaden Short film
2009
(51st)
Marissa Gibson Samson and Delilah Delilah Feature film
2009
(51st)
Rowan McNamara Samson and Delilah Samson Feature film
2009
(51st)
Brandon Walters Australia Nullah Feature film
2009
(51st)
Sebastian Gregory Beautiful Danny Feature film
2009
(51st)
Tom Russell Last Ride Chook Feature film
2009
(51st)
Toby Wallace Lucky Country Tom Feature film
2010s
2010
(52nd)
Harrison Gilbertson Beneath Hill 60 Frank Tiffin Feature film
2010
(52nd)
Ashleigh Cummings Tomorrow, When the War Began Robyn Mathers Feature film
2010
(52nd)
Morgana Davies The Tree Simone Feature film
2010
(52nd)
James Frecheville Animal Kingdom Joshua "J" Cody Feature film
AACTA Awards
2011
(1st)
Lara Robinson Cloudstreet Young Rose Pickles Television miniseries
2011
(1st)
Olivia DeJonge Good Pretender Ally Short film
2011
(1st)
Emma Jefferson My Place Johanna Television series
2011
(1st)
Lucas Yeeda Mad Bastards Bullet Feature film

Notes[edit]

A^ : From 1958-2010, the awards were held during the year of the films release. However, the 1974-75 awards were held in 1975 for films released in 1974 and 1975, and the first AACTA Awards were held in 2012 for films released in 2011.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AACTA - The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "AACTA - The Academy - The Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "AACTA - The Academy - Background". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "AFI Special Achievement Award Winners". Australian Film Institute (AFI). 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rule 9 - AACTA Award for Best Young Actor". 2013 AACTA Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Winners and nominees by year:
  7. ^ "AACTA - Past Winners - 1970-1979 - 1974-1975". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Bodey, Michael (8 November 2011). "Industry academy announces new awards". The Australian (News Limited (News Corporation)). Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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