Angus Sampson will host the AACTA awards luncheon

Actor, writer and director Angus Sampson will host the AACTA Awards Luncheon.

Sampson’s black comedy The Mule will be released on digital platforms in Australia, NZ and the US and November 21.

The nominees will be announced on December 3. .

“I’m chuffed to have been asked to host the 4th AACTA Awards Luncheon, “ he said. “ Having just made a film about a man who literally doesn’t give a shit, I’m thankful others do, and that’s what the AACTA Awards are all about.” .

The awards luncheon will be held on January 27 and the awards on January 29 at Star City, telecast on Network Ten that evening, and repeatede on Foxtel’s Arena. .

The Meet the Makers events will be held on January 26 and 28 for members of AACTA and of participating guilds and industry organisations.

UPDATE: Adam Zwar has replaced Angus Sampson as the host of the AACTA Awards Luncheon due to Sampson's casting in the second series of Fargo.