Media Release: Thursday December 5, 2019
Foxtel congratulates its 2019 AACTA winners
Foxtel has congratulated its 2019 AACTA winners after a haul of 15 Awards were received at this week’s ceremonies, held in Sydney. The wins for the company were spread across Drama, Lifestyle and Sports.
“This huge line-up of wins for Foxtel is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved both on and off screen,” said Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television.
“As a proud Australian company, Foxtel is committed to showcasing local content and to supporting our gifted storytellers with a diverse and rich slate of programming across a number of genres. We are honoured to be recognised by the Academy and the voters,” he said.
Foxtel’s landmark drama series Lambs of God led the 2019 AACTA Awards season, receiving a record 8 Awards including Best Tele-feature or Mini Series, Best Direction in a Television Drama for Jeffrey Walker and Best Cinematography in Television, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Production Design in Television, Best Original Score in Television, Best Sound in Television and Best Costume Design in Television.
Scott Ryan, the creator, writer and star of hit series Mr Inbetween took out the AACTA for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. This follows on from his 2019 TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor.
Foxtel also had a major win in the lifestyle category with fan favourite series Love It or List It Australia securing the nod for Best Lifestyle Programme. The realty/renovation series hosted by Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker has just concluded its third season.
Andrew Winter also won the AACTA Subscription Television Award for Best Male Presenter for his work on Love It or List It Australia and Selling Houses Australia on Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channel.
Highly regarded sports presenter Yvonne Sampson went home with AACTA Subscription Television Award for Best Female Presenter for her hosting role on Fox League.
Fox Sports secured the AACTA Award for Best Sports Coverage for its Test Cricket Live of Fox. With cricket season well underway, the Award-winning team is back for a huge summer of cricket on Fox Cricket.
Foxtel programs also swept the Best New Talent category, with Marco Aloisi winning AACTA Subscription Television Award for Best Male New Talent for his incredible debut performance in Fighting Season. Asha Boswarva was awarded Best Female New Talent for her work on Lambs of God.
Foxtel has also announced an extension of its major sponsorship of AACTA until 2022.
Brian Walsh said, “As a proud partner of AACTA we are grateful for the opportunity to honour Australian content during the award season and all year long. I am delighted Foxtel is extending our partnership, with a new multi-year agreement to continue as the major sponsor of AACTA”
Lambs of God, Mr Inbetween, Love It or List It Australia and Fighting Season are all available to watch on Demand on Foxtel.