Thomas M Wright backed up his AACTA Award for Best Screenplay earlier in the week with the major prize at the Australian Directors' Guild Awards on Thursday, winning Best Direction in a Narrative Feature Film for 'The Stranger'.
Tuesday's Screen Music Awards crowned a slew of first-time winners while honouring the work of composer Nigel Westlake, who received the Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award.
Netflix drama 'Pieces of Her', AMC Studios fantasy series 'Firebite', and costume designer Cappi Ireland were the big winners at the Australian Production Design Guild Awards on Sunday.
'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson', 'Peter Rabbit 2', 'Wyrmwood: Apocalypse', 'Mortal Kombat' and 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' lead the feature film nominees for the upcoming Australian Production Design Guild Awards, while 'La Brea', 'Firebite', 'Pieces of Her', 'Frayed' and 'New Gold Mountain' lead in TV.
The continued rise of streaming services has created a favourable climate for original scripted content while also highlighting the importance of investing in local unscripted programs, according to SBS heads of department Julie Eckersley and John Godfrey.
Goalpost Television’s gold rush drama 'New Gold Mountain' will premiere in the US next month on Sundance Now.
Shaun Grant made it three wins in three years at Tuesday's AWGIE Awards, collecting the original feature prize for 'Nitram' to go with his previous film adaptation wins for 'Penguin Bloom' and 'The True History of the Kelly Gang'.
AACTA has revealed those in contention for the major film, television and short-form prizes at this year's awards, with 'High Ground' leading the charge in the film categories and 'The Newsreader' ahead in television.