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Best Television Comedy Series
or Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series
Subcategory of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
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History

For the 2013 awards Comedy and Light Entertainment were combined.

Winners

2020 winner form y separately published work icon Upright Chris Taylor , Tim Minchin , Kate Mulvany , Leon Ford , ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : Lingo Pictures , 2019 14352882 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'Lucky Flynn (Minchin) hasn’t spoken to his family in years. He’s broke, distant and damaged. He’s also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4000 kilometres from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye to her, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world – a battered and scarred upright piano. But what should have been a straightforward drive across the Nullarbor soon becomes a test of Lucky’s emotional fitness, when he (quite literally) runs into Meg (Milly Alcock), a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2019 winner form y separately published work icon The Letdown Sarah Scheller , Alison Bell , ( dir. Trent O'Donnell ) Sydney : Giant Dwarf , 2017- 13572486 2017 series - publisher film/TV humour A new mother deals with an offbeat mothers' group.
2018 winner form y separately published work icon The Letdown Sarah Scheller , Alison Bell , ( dir. Trent O'Donnell ) Sydney : Giant Dwarf , 2017- 13572486 2017 series - publisher film/TV humour A new mother deals with an offbeat mothers' group.
2017 winner form y separately published work icon Utopia Tom Gleisner , Rob Sitch , Santo Cilauro , ( dir. Rob Sitch ) Australia : Working Dog Productions , 2014-2019 6911824 2014 series - publisher film/TV

A comedy series set inside the offices of the Nation Building Authority, a new government office for overseeing major infrastructure projects.

For a list of episodes, see Film Details.

2014 winner form y separately published work icon Utopia Tom Gleisner , Rob Sitch , Santo Cilauro , ( dir. Rob Sitch ) Australia : Working Dog Productions , 2014-2019 6911824 2014 series - publisher film/TV

A comedy series set inside the offices of the Nation Building Authority, a new government office for overseeing major infrastructure projects.

For a list of episodes, see Film Details.

2013 winner form y separately published work icon Please Like Me Josh Thomas , ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : ABC Television , 2012-2016 Z1852654 2012 series - publisher film/TV humour

'A [...] sitcom about growing up quickly, and about realising that your parents are not heroes, but dopes with no idea what's going on - just like you.'

(Source: Australian Television In Production website)

2011 winner form y separately published work icon Laid Marieke Hardy , Kirsty Fisher , ( dir. Trent O'Donnell et. al. )agent Australia : Porchlight Films , 2011 Z1757951 2011 series - publisher film/TV humour romance

'This black comedy follows the trials and tribulations of Roo McVie - a 29-year-old market researcher and good time girl-about-town who shares a flat with her best friend EJ, and whose former lovers start dying in strange and unexpected circumstances. Completely freaked out by the fact that so many of her ex-boyfriends are suddenly dying, Roo and EJ embark on an investigation inspired by gritty American police dramas. They assemble a chart of headshots of the victims, noting names, sexual practices and other forensic details in a quest to find a pattern and stop the litany of deaths.' (Australian Television Information Archive record)

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