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Australian television ensembles honoured by their peers

At Home With Julia

A miniseries about the shattering repercussions of a single event on a group of friends and family, a controversial comedy about the private life of our prime minister and a drama that follows members of a major crime squad as they investigate felony and murder in Sydney have won the 2012 Equity Awards.

The performers who starred  in  East West 101 (season 3), At Home with Julia and The Slap were selected – by members of Actors Equity Australia – as the winners of the 2012 Equity Awards.

“We saw some phenomenal performances on Australian television last year, but the ensemble casts of East West 101, At Home with Julia and The Slap have been voted the best of the best by Australian performers. Given the calibre of nominees, it’s a huge honour.” said Equity president Simon Burke.

The cast of critically-acclaimed ABC miniseries The Slap won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries/Telemovie Award.

The stars of comedy hit At Home with Julia are winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Award.

The cast members of East West 101 (season 3) were voted the winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award.

“The nominees and winners of the 2012 Equity Awards are a testament to the wealth of acting talent we have in this country. These awards celebrate outstanding performances by an ensemble of actors. The Slap, At Home with Julia and East West 101 worked so well due to the outstanding performances by the entire cast.” said Equity director Sue McCreadie.

Nominations for the second annual Equity Awards were open to all Australian performers. Winners were selected by members of Actors Equity Australia and will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in Sydney in May.

The Equity Awards are the only peer-judged awards for performers in Australia.


Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Drama Series

East West 101 (Series 3)
Don Hany, Susie Porter, Matt Nable, Daniela Farinacci, Aaron Fa’Aoso, Renee Lim, Tasneem Roc

Bed of Roses (Series 3)
Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Jay Laga’aia, Andrew S. Gilbert, Kaarin Fairfax, HaiHa Le, Frank Magree, Caroline Gillmer, Cameron McKenzie, Matt Levett

Marta Dusseldorp, Andrea Demetriades, Todd Lasance, Hamish Michael, Ella Scott Lynch, Indiana Evans, Peter Kowitz, Jeanette Cronin, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Jerome Ehlers, Christopher Morris, Daniel Lissing, Paul Moxey, Chantelle Jamieson

Offspring (Series 2)
Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Linda Cropper, John Waters, Richard Davies, Eddie Perfect, Deborah Mailman, Matt Le Nevez, Lachy Hulme, Alicia Gardner, Jane Harber

Packed to the Rafters (Series 4)
Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Michael Caton, Hugh Sheridan, Angus McLaren, Jessica Marais, George Houvardas, James Stewart, Ryan Corr, Hannah Marshall, Merridy Eastman

Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Mini-Series or Telemovie

The Slap
Jonathan La Paglia, Sophie Okonedo, Melissa George, Essie Davies, Alex Dimitriades, Anthony Hayes, Lex Marinos, Sophie Lowe, William McInnes, Blake Davis, Diana Glenn, Toula Yianni, Liberty Townsend, Raffaele Costabile

Geoff Morrell, Kerry Fox, Todd Lasance, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Adam Sollis, Sarah McKellar, Siobhan Dow-Hall, Amanda Woodhams, Callan McAuliffe, Tom Russell, Rohnan Tierney, Annie Smith, Freya Tingley, Grace Ray, Stephen Curry, Essie Davies, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, Shannon Lively, Lara Robinso, William Mattock, Reece Sardelic

Killing Time
Diana Glenn, David Wenham, John Brumpton, Sean Rees-Wemyss, Colin Friels, Max Fairchild, Kerry Walker, Bethany Whitmore, Steve Hayden, Reef Ireland, Nick Farnell, Malcolm Kennard, Kate Jenkinson, Martin Sharpe, Terry Norris, Kris McQuade, Louise Crawford, Robert Taylor, Richard Cawthorne

Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
Asher Keddie, Rob Carlton, Jessica Tovey, Matt Day, Ian Meadows, Maeve Dermody, Tony Barry, Rory Williamson, Annie Maynard, Cheree Cassidy, Octavia Barron-Martin, Richard Healy, Charlton Hill, Robin Goldsworthy

Underbelly: Razor
Danielle Cormack, Chelsea Preston Crayford, Anna McGahan, Jack Campbell, Felix Williamson, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Lucy Wigmore, Khan Chittenden, Richard Brancatisano, Craig Hall, Izzie Stevens, John Batchelor, Guy Edmonds, Rick Donald,, Stevel le Marquand, Matt Boesenberg, Caroline Craig

Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Television Comedy Series

At Home with Julia
Amanda Bishop, Phil Lloyd, Peter Carmody, Michael Denkha, Craig McLachlan, Georgina Naidu, Al Dukes, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Biggins, Jim Russell, Drew Forsythe, Joel Barker, Jack Dawes, Jack Versace, Pavarotti the Dog

Angry Boys
Chris Lilley, Daniel and Nathan Sims, S.mouse, Jen Okazaki, Gran, Blake Oakfield

Alison Bell, Celia Pacquola, Abe Forsythe, Toby Truslove

The Jesters (Series 2)
Mick Molloy, Susie Porter, Deborah Kennedy, Emily Taheny, Ben Geurens, Christian, Barratt-Hill, Andrew Ryan, Travis Cotton

Jess Harris, Josh Schmidt, Hamish Blake, Simon Russell, Leah de Niese, Jasna Harriss-Currie, Laura Gordon


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About The Equity Awards: The Equity Awards were introduced in 2011 to honour excellent performances by television ensembles. The Equity Award nominees and winners are selected by Australian performers. Television programs must be Australian and must feature an Australian cast. Television programs must have been first broadcast on television in Australia between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

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