This Time next week the ACATAS will be just about to be handed out but due to scheduling conflicts Hugh Sheridian has had to pull out at the last minute. His replacement will be Russell Crowe
Coming straight from presenting the AACTA International Awards in L.A. this Saturday, January 26, Crowe will headline a star-studded line-up of presenters including fellow Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.
Russell Crowe said: “’The Australian Academy is making its mark in the States, and I’m equally as honoured to represent the Australian industry in L.A. as host of AACTA’s International Awards, as I am to return home to celebrate the success of my peers at the 2nd AACTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney.
‘’The show format for the Ceremony will be entertaining and fast paced, whilst rightfully honouring the fantastic film and television our nation is producing,’’ Russell said.
Network Ten Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey said: “We are delighted Russell will be returning to Sydney especially to host the AACTA Awards. We have no doubt he will captivate both his audience in the room and those watching on television.”
More than 1,000 Australian film and television performers will come together in Sydney at The Star Event Centre for the 2nd AACTA Awards, the biggest night on the industry’s calendar