AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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AACTA Award for
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded 1976
Currently held by Elizabeth Debicki, The Great Gatsby (2013)
Official website http://www.aacta.org

The AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role 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 feature film, television, documentaries and short films.[2] From 1976–2010, 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 Actress in a Supporting.[3]

Toni Collette is the most awarded actress in this category, with three wins. Candidates for this award must be human and female, and cannot be nominated in the leading actress category for the same role in the same production.[4]

Previous winners[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Film Subject
2011 (1st) Louise Harris Snowtown
2011 (1st) Morgana Davies The Hunter
2011 (1st) Helen Morse The Eye of the Storm
2011 (1st) Alexandra Schepisi The Eye of the Storm
2012 (2nd) Jessica Mauboy The Sapphires
2012 (2nd) Essie Davis Burning Man
2012 (2nd) Rebecca Gibney Mental
2012 (2nd) Deborah Mailman Mental
2013 (3rd) Elizabeth Debicki The Great Gatsby
2013 (3rd) Isla Fisher The Great Gatsby
2013 (3rd) Mirrah Foulkes The Turning
2013 (3rd) Alice Keohavong The Rocket

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. ^ "Part2: Rule 5.6 – Special Conditions for Feature Film; Special Rules for Acting Awards". 2013 AACTA Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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