With the end of 2023 just weeks away, the nominees for the 2024 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards have been announced, and two Disney+ Original series have been nominated.   Plus, the biggest hit on Disney+ around the world, “Bluey” was nominated in the Best Children’s Program category.

“The Clearing” picked up five AACTA Award nominations for Best Miniseries, Best Costume Design in Television, Best Sound in Television, with Teresa Palmer nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama and Guy Pearce up for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama.

The series tells the story of what happens when a local girl goes missing, it triggers a woman’s memories from her childhood as a member of The Kindred – one of the few female led cults in history. Based on the crime thriller by J.P. Pomare, this exclusive original series follows the nightmares of a cult survivor who’s forced to face the demons from her past in order to stop the kidnapping and coercion of innocent children in the future. “The Clearing” is an emotional and psychological thriller that burrows under the skin and inside the mind, blurring the lines between past and present, reality and nightmare.

While “Matildas: The World At Our Feet” was also nominated in theBest Documentary or Factual Program category.   This series took a look behind the scenes at the Australian soccer team, the Matildas, as they prepared for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said in statement:

“Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, the remarkable talent shaping Australia’s vibrant screen landscape is unparalleled. Each nomination and achievement stands as a testament to the talent that elevate our nation’s storytelling on the global stage. We look forward to celebrating the incredible impact our productions and screen practitioners continue to make within the industry and beyond.”

Amanda Laing, Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, and BINGE Managing Director added:

“As a proud partner of the AACTA Awards, the Foxtel Group is committed to helping drive our local film and television industry forward. And we are particularly proud to be part of a community that is producing such an incredible and diverse line-up of storytelling that has entertained audiences over the past year. Congratulations to all the nominees, and we look forward to celebrating the winners in February at the 2024 AACTA Awards.  We are also pleased to confirm a three-year extension to our partnership with AACTA, securing our place as presenting partner until 2027 and cementing our commitment to the industry over many years.”

Queensland Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said:

“Congratulations to the nominees across all categories, a true representation of the incredible depth of talent this country continues to produce industry-wide. The Gold Coast is a powerhouse in Australian film and television production, so these prestigious awards will feel right at home as part of a spectacular four-day festival at HOTA.

The awards will be taking place on the Gold Coast in February and will feature a ceremony to honour the best in the industry.

You can watch “Matildas: The World At Our Feet” on Disney+ around the world, and you’ll find “The Clearing” on Hulu On Disney+ and Disney+ around the world.


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