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Stars strut the red carpet at AACTAs

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Australia's brightest filmmakers and stars including Australian screen stalwart Rebecca Gibney and lead actor nominee Tina Bursill have hit the red carpet for the AACTA Awards.

The stars have gathered in Sydney to celebrate the best of a record 38 homegrown films as well as TV shows, produced this year.

Doctor Doctor star Ms Bursill says it is vitally important vitally important stories are told of all elements of life in Australia.

"We're all over the bit of sameness of stories of the past," she told AAP on Wednesday.

Fresh off the back of the Me Too movement, Ms Bursill said there were more conversations being had about the treatment of women in the entertainment industry.

"The positive change is the fact that we're talking about it," she said.

"Let's hope we eradicate that behaviour for the next generation and the next generation."

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