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Peter Allen Miniseries Scores Most TV Nominations For 2015 AACTA Awards

29 October 2015 | 2:07 pm | Staff Writer

They'll be happy with that.

It smashed TV ratings expectations when it debuted on Australian screens last month and now the Peter Allen miniseries, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door is set to receive even more acclaim after it garnered a whopping ten nominations at this year's Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awards, the most of any TV production nominated. 

The show based on the iconic late singer's life, received nominations for Best Telefeature Or Mini Series, Best Direction In A Television Drama Or Comedy, Best Screenplay In Television, Best Editing In Television, Best Sound In Television, Best Production Design In Television and Best Costume Design In Television.

Meanwhile, the show's stars also received nods as Joel Jackson (who portrays Allen) was awarded a nomination for Best Lead Actor In A Television Drama, while Ky Baldwin was recognised for the Best Supporting Actor In A Television Drama category, as was Sigrid Thornton for Best Supporting Actress.

Over on the Aussie films list, newly-released drama The Dressmaker and arguably one of 2015's most popular films, Mad Max: Fury Road scooped up the most nominations, both being picked in the Best Film and Best Direction categories. 

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Check out the below list of the film and TV nominations below. 

best film

The Dressmaker

Holding The Man

Last Cab To Darwin

Mad Max: Fury Road

Paper Planes

best direction

The Dressmaker — Jocelyn Moorhouse
Holding The Man — Neil Armfield

Last Cab To Darwin — Jeremy Sims

Mad Max: Fury Road — George Miller

best lead actor

Patrick Brammall — Ruben Guthrie
Michael Caton — Last Cab To Darwin
Ryan Corr — Holding The Man
Sullivan Stapleton — Cut Snake

best lead actress

Robyn Butler — Now Add Honey

Ningali Lawford-Wolf — Last Cab To Darwin

Charlize Theron — Mad Max: Fury Road

Kate Winslet — The Dressmaker

best telefeature or miniseries


Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door

The Principal 

The Secret River

best direction in a television drama or comedy

Banished — Jeffrey Walker

Deadline Gallipoli — Michael Rymer

Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door — Shawn Seet

The Principal — Kriv Stenders

best lead actor in a television drama

Wayne Blair — Redfern Now

Joel Jackson — Deadline Gallipoli

Joel Jackson — Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door

Oliver Jackson-Cohen — The Secret River

best lead actress in a television drama

Deborah Mailman — Redfern Now

Pamela Rabe — Wentworth 

Peta Sergeant — House Of Hancock

Sarah Snook — The Secret River

For a full look at the nominees in all categories, head to the AACTA website

The fifth AACTA Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 9 December at The Star in Sydney. Tickets can be purchased from the above link.