THE Sapphires has blitzed the second annual AACTA Awards in Sydney tonight.
The film, which tells the story of an Aboriginal all-girl group which travels to Vietnam to entertain US troops, picked up six more awards at the star-studded event hosted by Russell Crowe.
The film had already picked up five technical awards at an AACTA luncheon yesterday.
The musical, based on the play by Tony Briggs, debuted to critical acclaim at last year's Cannes Film Festival before becoming a box office hit on home soil.
On the television front, Nine's hit Kerry Packer miniseries Howzat! won two awards for Best Telefeature or Miniseries and Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama.
The ABC's acclaimed indigenous-produced series Redfern Now also picked up two gongs for Best Screenplay in Television and Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.
Channel 7's The Amazing Race Australia was named Best Reality Television Series and Ten's Puberty Blues was named Best Television Drama Series.
The full list of winners:
The Sapphires - Rosemary Blight, Kylie du Fresne
The Sapphires - Wayne Blair
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Wish You Were Here - Kieran Darcy-Smith, Felicity Price
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Sapphires - Keith Thompson, Tony Briggs
BEST LEAD ACTOR
Chris O'Dowd - The Sapphires
BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Deborah Mailman - The Sapphires
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Antony Starr - Wish You Were Here
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jessica Mauboy - The Sapphires
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR MOST MEMORABLE SCREEN MOMENT
BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Saskia Rosendahl - Lore
BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
Puberty Blues - John Edwards, Imogen Banks, Network Ten
BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War - John Edwards, Mimi Butler, Nine Network
BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
Jack Irish: Bad Debts - Jeffrey Walker, ABC1
BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
Redfern Now Episode 6 'Pretty Boy Blue', Steven McGregor, ABC1
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Richard Roxburgh - Rake Season 2, ABC1
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Leah Purcell - Redfern Now, ABC1
BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Aaron Jeffery - Underbelly Badness Episode 3 'The Loaded Dog', Nine Network
BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Mandy McElhinney - Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Part 2, Nine Network
BEST REALITY TELEVISION SERIES
The Amazing Race Australia - Michael McKay, Trent Chapman, David Gardner, Matt Kowald, Seven Network