AACTA Audience Choice Awards finalists – Finalists for the publicly voted AACTA Audience Choice Awards have been announced.

In their biggest year ever, the Australian Academy received more than 300,000 votes to determine the nominees in seven categories including Favourite Film, TV Show, Actress, Actor, Australian Media Personality, Australian Sporting Moment and Australian Digital Creator.

Home grown star Margot Robbie has picked up a nomination for Favourite Actress alongside Aussies Chris Hemsworth and Jacob Elordi picking up nominations for Favourite Actor.

Chloe Hayden returns as a nominee this year for Favourite Media Personality after winning the 2022 AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best Actress for her role in Heartbreak High. She’s joined by Jimmy Rees, Sophie Monk, Em Rusciano, Shameless Podcast and Abbie Chatfield who took out the 2022 AACTA Audience Choice Award for Best TV Personality.

The new category, Favourite Australian Sporting Moment, garnered an incredible selection of nominees across Australia’s top sports. Both the 2023 AFL Grand Final and the 2023 NRL Grand Final are nominated, alongside the Matilda’s World Cup run, Australian Diamonds World Cup win, Carlton reaching the AFL finals and Daniel Ricciardo’s return to Formula 1.

Kat Clark, Luke & Sassy Scott and Anna Paul, who all received nominations in the Digital Creator category in 2022, return this year each picking up a nomination. They are joined by Sofia Ligeros, Maddy MacRae, Bridey Drake, Georgia Productions and Indy Clinton.

The AACTA Audience Choice winners will be announced alongside the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group on Saturday 10 February at HOTA on the Gold Coast. The 2024 AACTA Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Channel Ten at 7pm, Saturday 10 February. A special director’s cut including all awards from the ceremony will be available at 7:30pm on Sunday 11 February on BINGE and Foxtel On-Demand and on AACTA TV.

Notable winners from 2022 include Heartbreak High for Best TV Series, Bryn Chapman Parish for Best Actor, Chloe Hayden for Best Actress, and Elvis for Best Film.

The finalists are:

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Film

  • Barbie
  • Mean Girls
  • Saltburn
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  • Wonka

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite TV Series

  • Ginny & Georgia
  • My Life with the Walter Boys
  • Outer Banks
  • The Kardashians
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • Young Sheldon

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Actress

  • Jenna Ortega
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Margot Robbie
  • Millie Bobby Brown
  • Sydney Sweeney

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Actor

  • Adam Sandler
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Jacob Elordi
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Vin Diesel

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Australian Media Personality

  • Abbie Chatfield
  • Chloe Hayden
  • Em Rusciano
  • Jimmy Rees
  • Shameless Podcast
  • Sophie Monk

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Australian Sporting Moment

  • AFL: Carlton reach the finals
  • AFL: Grand Final Collingwood vs Brisbane
  • F1: Daniel Ricciardo returns to F1
  • Netball: Australian Diamonds win Netball World Cup
  • NRL: Grand Final Panthers vs Broncos
  • Soccer: Matilda’s World Cup run

AACTA Audience Choice Award for Favourite Australian Digital Creator

  • Anna Paul @anna..paull
  • Bridey Drake @brideydrake
  • Georgia Productions @georgia
  • Indy Clinton @indyclinton
  • Kat Clark and family @katclark
  • Luke and Sassy Scott @lukeandsassyscott
  • Maddy MacRae @maddy_macrae_
  • Sofia Ligeros @sofialigeros

For the full list of 2024 AACTA Award nominees click here.

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said,

“We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the AACTA Audience Choice Awards, marking a fantastic year with over 300,000 votes cast. The public’s engagement has been exceptional, determining outstanding contenders across the seven categories. The esteemed finalists reflect the diversity and talent within our industry. We eagerly anticipate revealing the AACTA Audience Choice winners alongside the 2024 AACTA Awards on February 10, celebrating the remarkable achievements of Australia’s entertainment and media landscape.”

The 2024 AACTA Awards forms part of AACTA Festival, a four-day celebration of Australia’s vibrant screen industry. With more than 90 events, AACTA Festival will present a dynamic array of panels, meet-and-greet, screenings and activities offering a place for the Australian screen industry to connect from February 8-11, 2024. Many nominees and winners from the AACTA Awards will be presenting on panels and discussions throughout the Festival. AACTA Festival will be held at the Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast, a destination renowned for its beauty and vibrant cultural scene. Find out more at aactafestival.com

AACTA Audience Choice Awards finalists

Key Details:

2024 AACTA Industry Awards presented by Foxtel Group & After Party Presented by Screen Queensland: Thursday, 8 February

2024 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel Group & Official After Party: Saturday, 10 February

AACTA Festival: Thursday, 8 February – Sunday, 11 February

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For information on the AACTA Festival, click here.

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