The Foxtel Group today confirmed it has secured a total of 26 nominations for the 2024 AACTA Awards, with all eligible BINGE and FOXTEL scripted and unscripted series being nominated for an award.
BINGE hit comedy series Colin From Accounts received an outstanding 10 nominations including Best Narrative Comedy Series, Best Acting in Comedy Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer along with first time nominee Helen Thomson, two nominations for Best Direction in Drama or Comedy, two nominations for Best Screenplay in Television, Best Editing and Best Casting in Television making it the most nominated comedy series this year and one of the most nominated shows.
Upright Season 2 has also been nominated for Best Narrative Comedy Series while BINGE’s first Australian Original Love Me Season 2 landed 5 nominations including once again for Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actor in a Drama – Hugo Weaving, Best Lead Actress in a Drama – Bojana Novakovic, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Heather Mitchell and for the first time Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – Bob Morley.
The Foxtel Group secured several nominations in the Reality, Entertainment, Comedy and Lifestyle categories and took out an impressive 4 of 6 nominations in the Best Lifestyle Program category for BINGE and FOXTEL productions The Great Australian Bake Off, Selling Houses Australia, Love It Or List It and Grand Designs Australia. The Great Australian Bake Off hosts were recognised with first-time nominations for Natalie Tran and the late Cal Wilson for Best Comedy Performer.
Gogglebox Australia has been nominated for a sixth year in a row for Best Factual Entertainment Program along with Best Reality nominations for BINGE Originals FBoy Island and The Real Housewives of Sydney and Best Comedy Entertainment Program FOXTEL Original RocKwiz.
The 2024 AACTA Awards will see another first with the inaugural Brian Walsh Award for Emerging Talent to be given out on the night. The Award, announced recently with Nicole Kidman, will honour his legacy and his contribution to the industry he was so passionate about.
Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer & Managing Director BINGE said: “These nominations are a testament to the world-class quality of content being commissioned and produced by the Foxtel Group and we are especially grateful our late colleague, Brian Walsh, will be honoured with the inaugural Brian Walsh Award for Emerging Talent.
“We are also pleased to confirm a three-year extension to our partnership with AACTA, securing our place as presenting partner until 2027 and cementing our commitment to the industry over many years.”
Alison Hurbert-Burns, BINGE Executive Director and Foxtel Group, Commissioning and Content, said: “The number of nominations across our scripted and unscripted Originals slate reflects our unwavering commitment to Australian storytelling and is a great achievement for our production team, our producing partners, creatives, cast and crew. I’d like to congratulate all the nominees.”
Full List of 2024 AACTA Award Nominations for the Foxtel Group:
Best Narrative Comedy Series – Colin From Accounts
Best Narrative Comedy Series – Upright Season 2
Best Drama Series – Love Me Season 2
Best Lifestyle Program – Love It Or List It
Best Lifestyle Program – Selling Houses Australia
Best Lifestyle Program – The Great Australian Bake Off
Best Lifestyle Program – Grand Designs Australia
Best Factual Entertainment Program – Gogglebox Australia
Best Reality Program – Fboy Island
Best Reality Program – The Real Housewives of Sydney
Best Comedy Entertainment Program – RocKwiz
Best Acting In a Comedy – Patrick Brammall (Colin From Accounts)
Best Acting In a Comedy – Harriet Dyer (Colin From Accounts)
Best Acting In a Comedy – Helen Thomson (Colin From Accounts)
Best Direction in Drama or Comedy – Trent O’Donnell (Episode 3 Colin From Accounts)
Best Direction in Drama or Comedy – Matt Moore (Episode 6 Colin From Accounts)
Best Screenplay in Television – Harriett Dyer (Episode 3 Colin From Accounts)
Best Screenplay in Television – Patrick Brammall (Episode 6 Colin From Accounts)
Best Editing in Television - Danielle Boesenberg (Episode 3 Colin From Accounts)
Best Casting in Television - Stevie Ray and Kirsty McGregor (Colin From Accounts)
Best Lead Actor in a Drama – Hugo Weaving (Love Me Season 2)
Best Lead Actress in a Drama – Bojana Novakovic (Love Me Season 2)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama – Bob Morley (Love Me Season 2)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama – Heather Mitchell (Love Me Season 2)
Best Comedy Performer – Cal Wilson (The Great Australian Bake Off)
Best Comedy Performer – Natalie Tran (The Great Australian Bake Off).