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2022 Nominees

Total Control

Blackfella Films, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen Australia, Screen NSW, The ACT Government, Screen Canberra, All3Media International


- Drama Series: English Language

The time could not be more right for a bold political drama where the conicts and struggles of the characters tap into contemporary social and political tensions. The story of Total Control sits at the intersection of incredibly relevant themes about power, politics, ambition, identity, betrayal and revenge. About the pressure and toll of life in public oce, the double standards faced by women in what is still a very male dominated eld. And the additional scrutiny and expectation faced by Indigenous public gures. The first season of Total Control amassed an average audience of 1.6 million and was #2 in the highly competitive Sunday night timeslot. Viewers responded strongly to the inside look at the machinations of our political system and to our very complex cast of characters. It remains a testament to the power and relevance of this story that Total Control has again attracted such a stellar line-up of extraordinary actors.