‘Stateless’ and ‘Babyteeth’ Dominate Australian Academy Awards

Cate Blanchett-produced mini series “Stateless” and Shannon Murphy’s feature film directing debut “Babyteeth” dominated proceedings at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (Aacta Awards).At a ceremony on Monday night at The Star in Sydney, immigration drama “Stateless” grabbed 13 awards including best telefeature or miniseries, best screenplay in television and all four acting awards across television drama.

Outback detective series, “Mystery Road” was named best drama.

In film, “Babyteeth” received nine awards on Monday including best film and best direction for Murphy.Neither Russell Crowe, recently named as president of Aacta, nor Nicole Kidman, appointed as VP, were able to attend.

Crowe however sent a video message that encouraged ambition, spoke of green shoots both after the wildfires and the Covid crisis, and hope that the recent production sector recovery can be made sustainable.“I want to encourage the federal government to use this time

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