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SA screen creatives win major awards at AACTAs (2 December, 2019)

December 2 2019

The awards keep rolling in for South Australia's screen industry, with South Australian screen creatives and SAFC supported productions scooping five awards in the first round of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards announced today in Sydney.

South Australian made and SAFC supported film Hotel Mumbai won the award for Best Editing, for editor Peter McNulty and editor, director and co-writer Anthony Maras.

Writers Matthew Cormack, of Adelaide's Closer Productions, and Niki Aken won the Best Screenplay in Television award for episode 3 of South Australian made SBS series The Hunting.

SAFC supported feature film The Nightingale won the Best Supporting Actress award for Northern Territory Yirrkala actor Magnolia Maymuru, and the Best Casting award for Nikki Barrett.

South Australian animator Greg Holfeld won the Best Short Animation award for his short film Pinchpot.

Congratulations to all today's winners; the final categories will be announced on Wednesday, December 4.

To see the full list of winners and nominees, click here.