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Foxtel to premiere INSIDE THE AACTA STUDIO SPECIAL ahead of the 2021 AACTA Awards

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Foxtel and AACTA has announced a new streamed entertainment special, Inside the AACTA Studio, as a major lead-in program to the 2021 AACTA Awards. 

Hosted by Bernard Curry, actor, writer and cast member of 2021 AACTA nominated drama Wentworth, (Audience Choice, Favourite Australian TV Drama of the Decade, Wentworth), the one-hour special provides a candid and intimate discussion with the outstanding Best Lead Actor and Actress nominees in a Drama for the year.

The unique, insightful and entertaining interviews see nominees for the 2021 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama including: Anna Torv (The Newsreader), Mandy McElhinney (Wakefield), Miranda Otto (Fires) and Pamela Rabe (Wentworth), and nominees for the 2021 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama: Rudi Dharmalingam (Wakefield), Richard Roxburgh (Fires), Sam Reid (The Newsreader) and Scott Ryan (Mr Inbetween) reflect upon their performances and the making of these acclaimed drama series’.

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With nominees joining from various corners of the country and globe, Inside the AACTA Studio, explores the diverse range of Australian stories gracing our screens, the importance of storytelling and why these stories have resonated with audiences.

Over the course of the conversation, the stars share their personal experiences; from learnings and insights, to the best advice they’ve received and the light-hearted but often unexpected audition experiences. 

Foxtel Group Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said:

“We’re excited to be able to bring a companion program to the AACTA Awards for the first time with Inside the AACTA Studio. Not only is the special a brilliant way to celebrate the stars of the screen in some of the most memorable Australian productions of the past year, but it provides audiences with an insight into the minds and lives of the storytellers they love, and who have kept them entertained at a time when we have needed it the most.” 

Inside the AACTA Studio premieres on Saturday, December 4 at 8:30pm AEDT, available to watch On Demand and on FOX ARENA. 

The 2021 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel Group will take place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the iconic Sydney Opera House and will be broadcast on FOX ARENA on Foxtel and BINGE, Saturday, December 11.

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