The Star, Sydney’s premier entertainment destination, will welcome the 4th annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards for the third time in 2015. Hosted in The Star’s state-of-the-art multi-purpose Event Centre, The Star welcomes back the AACTA Awards as the official Destination Partner and host venue of the event until 2017.
The AACTAs luncheon on 27 January and main ceremony on 29 January 2015 will both be held in The Star Event Centre, with the main ceremony being co-hosted by two of Australia’s finest and favourite talents, Deborah Mailman and Cate Blanchett.
Greg Hawkins, Managing Director at The Star, is thrilled to be hosting the AACTAs again in 2015.
“We are delighted to be the Destination Partner and official host venue of the 4th annual AACTA Awards. We are proud to continue our partnership with such an iconic event in Australian film and television. Like our television and film industries, The Star is driven by the pursuit to entertain Australian and international audiences. It is for this reason we believe The Star is the perfect location to host the AACTA Awards.”
“It is an honour to host this iconic event in Australian screen culture and celebrate the remarkable contribution our actors, writers and producers make to our nation’s creative landscape.”
In December 2014, The Star Event Centre also hosted the AACTA nominations.
The main ceremony on 29 January will kick off with a red carpet arrival featuring Australia’s leading film and television star’s including ceremony hosts Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman, AACTA President Geoffrey Rush and Offspring’s Kat Stewart.
The Star Event Centre’s technical team is preparing for the major Sydney event, with the Event Centre’s giant Hi-Res LED screen with cutting edge technical capabilities set to impress attending guests.
Following the formal awards Ceremony, attendees will have the opportunity to let their hair down at the AACTAs official after party on Sky Terrace, followed by celebrations continuing into the night at The Star’s internationally renowned nightclub, Marquee.
Viewers can watch the red carpet and Ceremony on Network Ten on the evening of Thursday 29 January, with an encore on Foxtel’s ARENA channel on Saturday 31 January.
Watch the AACTAs awards clip on YouTube