2020 Australia Day Honours in hunt for household names

Despite a consuming focus on name performers, this year's list in screen finds some dedicated nation changers as well.

Overall, the gonging process managed to dig deep into our public heroes to find a lot of people whose name recognition in mall focus groups is matched by genuine respect in the sector. 

However, Companion (AC) in the General Order of the Division of Australia was forbidden territory for the screen and arts sectors this January, concentrating almost exclusively on lawyers and hard numbers academia. The three lawyers were women and the three scientists were men. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.