A TELEMOVIE about the life of entertainer Peter Allen was a standout winner at the annual AACTA Awards.
In September the Seven Network aired Peter Allen — Not the Boy Next Door which attracted more than one million viewers over two nights.
[showads ad=MREC] The show won the most AACTA Awards of any other television production this year, taking out all five awards it was nominated for at last night’s ceremony in Sydney.
Peter Allen— Not the Boy Next Door also won two awards at the AACTA’s Industry Dinner last week bringing its total number of awards to seven.
It won the AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Mini Series for Kerrie Mainwaring and Rory Callaghan, and Michael Miller won for Best Screenplay in Television for his work on episode two.
Iconic Australian actress Sigrid Thornton won for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama for her performance as Judy Garland.
Fourteen-year-old Ky Baldwin received his first AACTA Award, winning for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for his performance as the young Peter Allen in episode one.
Emerging actor Joel Jackson’s captivating performance as Peter Allen earned him the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, following two AACTA Award nominations this year from just three on-screen acting credits.
Despite being nominated in four categories at last night’s award show, Holding the Man — a gay love story based on the memoir of Timothy Conigrave — did not win in any of its categories.[showads ad=FOOT]