Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2021

Nomination Detail

Multi-award-winning performer Essie Davis is known for her versatility, from her ‘unforgettable’ performance in The Babadook to her key role of ‘Lady Crane’ in series six of the HBO phenomenon Game of Thrones and her much-loved turn as ‘Phyrne Fisher’ in ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Essie’s recent feature film roles include the adaptation of Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel True History of the Kelly Gang, the film adaptation of Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears and the internationally acclaimed Babyteeth. For her role in The Babadook, Essie was nominated for multiple awards such as the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and an AACTA International Award for Best Actress. Her further film roles include Baz Luhrmann’s Australia alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Girl With A Pearl Earring, Burning Man, Assassin’s Creed, the APSA nominated Legends Of The Guardians and Mindhorn alongside Andrea Riseborough and Kenneth Branagh. For television, Essie is best known for her internationally loved and hugely popular title role in ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Her performance in the first series earned her an AACTA Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama and by the second series she earned Silver and Gold Logie nominations. Essie is also an Laurence Olivier Award winning and Tony Award nominated stage actress.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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