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Acclaimed Tasmanian series Deadloch dominates screen industry awards

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Kate Box as Dulcie Collins, Madeleine Sami as Eddie Redcliffe, Tom Ballard as Sven Alderman, Nina Oyama as Abby Matsuda and Naarah as Sharelle Muir in Deadloch. Image / Amazon Studios

International hit Tasmanian comedy-crime drama Deadloch has taken home close to half a dozen top awards at Australia’s screen industry awards night.

Deadloch quickly achieved ‘Certified Fresh’ status on Rotten Tomatoes not long after its release last year, boasting a 100% score from critics and an 88% audience approval rating.

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The Prime Video series is set in the Tasmanian coastal town of ‘Deadloch’, featuring locations in Kingston, Cygnet and Bruny Island, and follows the local police department as they investigate a series of murders.

Lead actress Kate Box, who plays Senior Sergeant Dulcie Collins, won the 2024 AACTA Award for Best Acting in a Comedy while the show won the AACTA Award for Best Casting in Television.

Kate Box plays Senior Sergeant Dulcie Collins in Deadloch. Image / Supplied

Episode one of the eight-part series, when the body of local football club coach Trent Latham is found on the beach, received three AACTAs: one for Best Screenplay in Television, one for Best Editing in Television and another for Best Original Score in Television.

The show missed out on claiming several other nominated awards, including best narrative comedy series, best direction in drama or comedy, best cinematography and best production design.

Kate Box and Madeleine Sami on the set of Deadloch. Image / Prime Video

As of now, Amazon Prime has yet to announce the renewal of the show for a second season.

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