AACTA Award for Best Direction in Television

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The Australian Film Institute Award for Best Direction in Television is awarded annually by the Australian Film Institute as part of the awards in television for excellence in direction. Prior to 1990, two awards existed and were called Best Direction in a Mini Series and Best Direction in a Telefeature. The awards were merged in 1990 to become Best Direction in a Telefeature or Mini Series which in 1991 was renamed Best Achievement in Direction in a Television Drama. In 2004, this award became Best Direction in Television.[1]

Best Direction in a Mini Series[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1986 The Dunera Boys Ben Lewin ABC TV
1987 The Great Bookie Robbery Marcus Cole, Mark Joffe
1988 The True Believers Peter Fisk
1989 Edens Lost Neil Armfield

Best Direction in a Telefeature[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1986 Displaced Persons Geoffrey Nottage
1987 Two Friends Jane Campion
1988 A Matter of Convenience Ben Lewin
1989 Rescue Peter Fisk

Best Direction in a Telefeature or Mini Series[edit]

Year Winner Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1990 Come in Spinner Robert Marchand ABC TV

Best Achievement in Direction in a Television Drama[edit]

Year Winner Episode Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
1991 Embassy "A human dimension" Mark Callan ABC TV
1992 Brides of Christ Ken Cameron ABC TV
1993 Police Rescue "Whirlwind" Michael Carson ABC TV
1994 Heartland Episode #7 Julian Pringle ABC TV
1995 Frontline "The siege" Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro,
Jane Kennedy, Tom Gleisner
ABC TV
1996 Blue Murder Michael Jenkins ABC TV
1997 Good Guys Bad Guys "1.8 million reasons to
change your name (Part 2)"
Brendan Maher Nine Network
1998 Wildside Episode #17 Peter Andrikidis ABC TV
1999 The Day of the Roses Peter Fisk
2000 Grass Roots "The whole year" Peter Andrikidis ABC TV
2001 My husband the killer Peter Andrikidis
2002 The Road from Coorain Brendan Maher
2003 After the Deluge Brendan Maher

Best Direction in Television[edit]

Year Winner Episode Recipient(s) Network Other nominees
2004 Marking Time Cherie Nowlan
2005 Love My Way Jessica Hobbs
2006 Answered by Fire Jessica Hobbs
2007 The King Matthew Saville
2008 Underbelly Peter Andrikidis Nine Network
2009 East West 101 "Atonement" Peter Andrikidis SBS TV
2010 Hawke Emma Freeman Network Ten
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2011 The Slap Episode 3: Harry Matthew Saville ABC1
2012 Jack Irish: Bad Debts Jeffrey Walker

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