The 26th Annual WA Screen Awards kicked off with a bang, snap and crackle on Monday night at the incredibly chic and perfectly apt Heath Ledger Theatre, hosted by comedian Claire Hooper. Claire was a breath of fresh air on the night, guiding us through the two and a half hour long ceremony with ease, grace and too many laughs to count. Boy what an INCREDIBLY funny legend she truly is!
The event was set to be our very own mini Oscars and it certainly achieved this feeling on the night with a dazzling red carpet for arrivals by the very best in Western Australian film production. Golden surrounds added the glitz thanks to the beautiful State Theatre Centre and silver Champagne was flowing every which way you turned. Celebrity spotting included the likes of Greta Scacchi (Looking for Alibrandi), Nelson Woss (Red Dog), Myles Pollard (Drift), Peter Rowsthorn (Kath & Kim), comedian Greg Fleet and actress Caroline Brazier (Packed to the Rafters) who enjoyed delicious canapes and glittering bubbles into the wee hours of the night.
The #WASA26 award winners were lucky enough to take home one of the brand newly designed statuettes created by Perth sculptor, Geoffrey Drake- Brockman – I feel honoured to say I got to hold one for a few moments because as you all know by now, I have scored myself a place within this industry as a Costume Designer and actually worked on a couple of the productions that won. Robert Connolly’s adaptation of Tim Winton’s The Turning won for Best Feature Film of which I played a small part in the short, ‘Adaptation’ Directed by Jub Clerc and Produced by (These Final Hours) Producer, Liz Kearney. The Legend of Gavin Tanner’s Matthew Lovkis, Henry Inglis and Lauren Elliott won the Curtin University, People’s Choice Award – a heartfelt moment for us all and a production I am thrilled to have been a part of.
Check out the SV beauties I found on the red carpet, below.
Above, Model Lucy Nicol.
A gorgeous young thing who caught my eye, not sure if he’s an actor but I could definitely watch him all day haha
FAMOUS FRIENDS! The one and only Liz Kearney, Producer and Director, Zak Hilditch of These Final Hours fame – fresh off the place from Cannes Film Festival and certainly ones to watch! These Final Hours has already received so much International attention and is FINALLY in cinemas on July 31st. You must go and see it ! Thanks to these two legends I can now call myself a real Costume Designer – they took a chance on an unknown kid and my god I am forever grateful for the opportunity and also truly lucky to have found them as friends.
What a couple of babes!
Actress Emily Rose Brennan won the award of Best Actress for her role as Trish in the Legend of Gavin Tanner, yay!
Gavin Tanner himself, Matthew Lovkis with Actress Amanda Woodhams and Actor, Liam Graham
None other than the iinet Guy and Ben Sutton who’s production, The Fan won multiple awards on the night
Australia’s Next Top Model (cycle 4) contestant/ Actress Caris Eves with a friend
This beautiful woman wore a 40 year old gown that took over 24 hours to be sewn by Arabian couturiers
Dapper looking with a neat suit and slicked-back quiff. Nothing beats this hairstyle for gentleman if you ask me!
Screen West’s Adam Bishop and Actor, Liam Graham = babe city!
Aurelio Costarella Director of HQ, Paul O’Connor with make-up artist Andjelka Matic
Creative Legal Lawyer, Michael Tucak with Kath & Kim’s Peter Rowsthorn
The Legend of Gavin Tanner Cast & Crew. Photograph by Richard Jefferson
Matthew Lovkis and co. accepting their award on stage in the Heath Ledger Theatre.
L-R: Host Claire Hooper, Writer/Director Henry Inglis, Matthew Lovkis (aka Gavin Tanner), Liam Graham who played Damo and Producer Lauren Elliott. These people are all my bestest friends and boy what a talented bunch of legends indeed!
Screen West’s Adam Bishop who won the prize of being my date for the night – inside the Heath Ledger Theatre. Haha actually he took me and yes I felt like a winner because of it 😉
Paul O’Connor, Andjelka Matic and Grant Capriotti saying good bye. Good bye!
For the full list of the winners, visit – if.com.au OR by clicking on the very first image of this post.
‘Til next time,
xxx SV xxx