John Travolta said, G DAY USA featuring the AACTA International awards celebrates all that is great about Australia, the enormous talent of the Australians who do so well here in the US.
While the focus of the gala event will be on the glitz and glamour of the red carpet and AACTA International and GDAY USA award recipients, Qantas Chef, Neil Perry AM will be putting the spotlight on Australian food producers, working with acclaimed US chef Tom Colicchio to produce a carefully crafted LA street food menu featuring some of the best Australian seafood, lamb and beef.
International Awards add an Australian voice to the global screen conversation, and allow us to honour the world's best, including outstanding Australians working on international productions," AACTA
CEO Damian Trewhella said in a statement.
His impressive production credits include Executive Producer and Producer of the most successful Australian documentary ever made "Bra Boys," narrated by Russell Crowe, Executive Producer and Producer of two-time AACTA
Award winner "Fighting Fear" in 2013 and the hit TV show "The CREW," now in its third season on Fox Sports and Nine Network.
AACTA Award for Best Children's Television Series: "Nowhere Boys" (ABC3)
AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series: "Please Like Me" (ABC2)
Sam also had his moment at the AACTA Awards when he fell from the stage while handing out the first gong.
Meanwhile, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' had a lot of awards from the AACTA, including Best Film and Best Direction award for him.
The Gala provides the perfect opportunity to promote the AACTA Awards and, as part of its new collaboration with G'Day USA, AACTA will name the first nominees for its newly established AACTA International Awards at the LA Gala.
Damian Trewhella, CEO of the Australian Film Institute | AACTA, said:
Through the timely creation of AACTA we have a unique opportunity to galvanise the craft and talent this country endlessly produces.
Now is the time to celebrate at home and abroad the brilliance and originality of our seasoned screen professionals, and establish AACTA as a stamp of success - a measure which is recognised around the world as the mark of excellence it represents.