Australian Directors' Guild
What a beautiful way to end the year. Last Friday, we held the 40th edition of our annual ADG Awards at Actors Centre Australia in Leichhardt. The turn-out was great with some of Australia’s most exciting creative voices finally able to come together in person to celebrate an incredibly diverse and strong range of work.
A huge congratulations to all our nominees and especially those that picked up a win. The caliber of this year’s entries was phenomenally high and you should all be so very proud of yourselves.
Thank you to every judge, sponsor, host, presenter and nominee for making this year’s awards possible. And most of all, thank you to our ADG members to which we owe everything to. We can’t wait to see you again next year!
Photos by James D. Morgan
2021 ADG AWARDS CEREMONY - VIDEO
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ADG AWARD WINNERS!
Here is the full list of winners.
2021 ADG AWARDS NOMINEE LIST
1. Best Direction in a Feature Film (Budget $1M or over)
2. Best Direction in a Feature Film (Budget under $1M)
3. Best Direction in a Short Film
4. Best Direction in a Student Film
5. Best Direction in a Documentary Feature
6. Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Documentary Series Episode or Documentary One-Off (TV one-hour)
7. Best Direction in a Documentary Short Subject (Under 45 mins)
8. Best Direction in a Movie Made for TV or SVOD
9. Best Direction in a Children's TV or SVOD Drama Program Episode
10. Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Series episode
11. Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Drama Serial episode
12. Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Miniseries Episode
13. Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Comedy Program episode
14. Best Direction in a Web/Online Drama Series Episode
15. Best Direction in a Web/Online Comedy Series Episode
16. Best Direction in an Animation Project
17. Best Direction in Commercial Content
18. Best Direction in a Commercial Advertisement
19. Best Direction in a Music Video
20. Best Direction in an Interactive or Immersive Title
The 2021 ADG Awards has 20 categories:
The ADG Awards were established to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contribution by Australian Directors in the fields of film, television, and new media platforms. The annual Australian Directors' Guild Awards are the only peer-judged awards for directors.
The 2021 ADG Awards were held at the Actors’ Centre Australia and live-streamed nationally and internationally, for those who were not able to attend the event in person to join the celebrations.