Deborah Mailman and Cate Blanchett host the AACTAs

Title:
Deborah Mailman and Cate Blanchett host the AACTAs
NFSA ID:
1397473
Year:
2015
Courtesy:
Australian Film Institute and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
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WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program may contain images and/or audio of deceased persons
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In 2015, Deborah Mailman joined Cate Blanchett to co-host the Australian film and television industry’s night of nights – the AACTAs, becoming the first Aboriginal woman to host the ceremony.

In this excerpt from the opening sequence of the ceremony, the two women engage in a little light-hearted banter at the expense of the Australian entertainment industry and some of its players before scanning the crowd to highlight some well-known faces in the audience.

The writing for such award show banter is often slightly awkward and stiff, with this being no exception, however the two women handle it with a high degree of professionalism and humour and draw plenty of laughs and applause from the crowd.

The 2015 AACTAs (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards) was held in January 2015 at The Star Event Centre in Sydney.