After seeing all of the glamorous beauty looks on display at last night's AACTA Awards, we had to find out more about some of the looks. So if you want to know how to recreate Cate Blanchett's hair, the exact products that were used to create Miranda Kerr's gorgeous makeup look or the tools you'll need to create a metallic eye à la Indiana Evans, now's your chance.
The inaugural AACTA Awards got off to a great start last night, with a sea of stars walking the red carpet at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Previously known as the AFI Awards, which Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver said “were getting a little sad and quiet,” the AACTA Awards made itself known with endorsements from Geoffrey Rush, its president, and Cate Blanchett.
Cate was among the first to take the stage on the night to introduce Geoffrey. An edited clip from The King’s Speech was shown before honours for Australian film and TV achievements were handed out. Judy Davis won the best lead actress award for her role in The Eye of the Storm, while Daniel Henshall took home the best lead actor honour for Snowtown. The Samsung AACTA Award for best film went to last year’s sleeper hit Red Dog.
In the TV categories, it was a successful night for The Slap, which won best telefeature, mini series or short run series, as well as best direction, best screenplay, best lead actor in a TV drama for Alex Dimitrades, and best supporting actress in a TV drama for Diana Glenn. Sarah Snook’s role in Sisters of War resulted in her best lead actress in a TV drama, while SBS’ East West 101 was deemed best TV drama.
Throughout the night, the best film nominees were highlighted with musical presentations from the likes of Tim Minchin, Julia Morris and Justine Clarke. Rachael Taylor presented previews for upcoming Aussie films like Mental and Any Questions For Ben?, and the audience also got a sneak peek for The Avengers. The in memoriam tribute was performed by Megan Washington. Footage from the AACTA International Awards, held in LA last week, was also shown.
Click through to see some of the winners with their new AACTA statuettes, and see the full list on the AACTA website.
Happy hump day! Our Wednesday morning got a major dose of glamour, courtesy of last night's AACTA Awards. A slew of local celebs frocked up for the black tie event in Sydney, donning some serious designer threads in the process. Rachael Taylor was super sleek in floor-length Dion Lee, Miranda Kerr went for old school glamour in satin Collette Dinnigan, Claudia Karvan channelled her animal instincts in Dolce & Gabbana and Cate Blanchett wowed us in
A galaxy of Australian stars made their way to Sydney Opera House last night for the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, which were originally the AFI Awards. The talent included a mix of Hollywood heavyweights, like AACTA president Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Jacki Weaver and Mia Wasikowska, as well as some of our favourite small screen stars like Asher Keddie, Indiana Evans and Lincoln Lewis.
There were plenty of stunners who walked the red carpet, including Megan Gale, Xavier Samuel and Miranda Kerr, who presented an award with Rob Carlton. Comedian Julia Morris was in charge of speaking to the stars, and Rachael Taylor also had co-presenting duties in front of the camera. Click through to see the arrivals — we’ve got more AACTA Awards coming up!
A host of Australia's A-list braved the humidity in Sydney last night for the first ever AACTA Awards — our answer to the Golden Globes — which were held at the Opera House. Cate Blanchett, Miranda Kerr, Rachael Taylor and Asher Keddie all wowed on the red carpet and although Claudia Karven's matte red lip was a hit with us, it was definitely all about the hair. Miranda typically went for bombshell waves, while Megan Gale worked with the heat, not against it, sporting a style with lots of full, natural-looking body. Our top three has to be: Asher's beach wave up 'do, Cate's textured short style and Rachael Taylor's slick strands.
Some of Australia’s brightest and most talented actors honoured Hollywood stars at the first annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards on Friday night. AACTA president and 2012 Australian of the Year Geoffrey Rush hosted the night at Soho House in West Hollywood, while Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe were among the presenters. Meryl Streep was on hand to pick up the AACTA International Award for best actress for The Iron Lady, while The Artist’s director, Michel Hazanavicius, and stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo were present for their film’s big wins — you can find all the winners here. Many of our expats walked the red carpet, including Joel Edgerton, Liam Hemsworth, Phoebe Tonkin and Jessica McNamee. On Tuesday night local stars will gather and be honoured when the AACTA Awards are held at the Sydney Opera House.