AACTA drama noms for TV, short films and online fiction

As times change against the culture warriors, a very different Australia is crowding into our stories. It can be funny, scary, whimsical, challenging, mystical and plain shame-making – but always part of us.

The full list of AACTA nominations is a big fat list of facts so we need some strategies to get control. We have two: the television drama list should be highlighted, and then we will go on to our favourite categories. 


The best drama nominations come up again and again, with Stateless on top with 18 nominations, followed by Mystery Road 2 with 14 slots, while AACTA counted 80 separate gigs for the ABC – so the event will go much faster if they all just cluster out the back waiting to be called.

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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.