In 2019 the awards returned to Melbourne and were hosted at the Melba Spiegeltent for the second time, with MC Adam Elliot returning for the third time to delight, host and run the evening.
In 2018 the awards were held in Sydney at the Darlinghurst Theatre, hosted by the wonderful compere Fernella Kernebone.
In 2017 the awards were held in Collingwood, Victoria at the Melba Spiegeltent. This is the first time they were held out of the state. Oscar winner Adam Elliot hosted the evening for the second time.
In 2016 our MC was actor/comedian/writer Russell Cheek. The ceremony was held at The Parade Theatre NIDA and the after party took place in beautiful NIDA Foyer amongst an exhibition of exquisite costumes created by the NIDA students. Our special guest for the evening was Dr George Miller who paid tribute to costume designer Norma Moriceau and costume designer and production designer Janet Patterson who both recently passed away,
In 2015 we welcomed back the talented, popular and very funny Gretel Killeen at the Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction.
In 2014 our awards were hosted by the wonderfully funny and very entertaining Gretel Killeen at the Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction. A total of 24 awards were presented on the evening.
In 2013 our awards were hosted by the marvellous Phil Scott at the stunning Event Cinemas Bondi Junction. This event cemented the APDG Awards as one of the premier events in the Australian awards season.
In 2012 our MC for the evening was Oscar winner Adam Elliott. Held at Dalton House, Darling Harbour, this event certainly made a lot of people waiting on the sidelines sit up and take a keen interest in the APDG.
In 2011 the APDG held our inaugural event. The MC for the evening was film icon Margaret Pomeranz and it was held at Sydney’s NIDA. 16 Award trophies were presented, 6 accreditations were granted and 25 certificates of high commendation were awarded across 15 categories. Many people had been waiting a long time for an event such as this to be held in Australia and the evening was as memorable as it was groundbreaking.