Directors: Emma Freeman, Jocelyn Moorhouse

A Netflix limited series, STATELESS focuses on four strangers whose lives collide in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert. They are an airline hostess escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job and a bureaucrat caught-up in a national scandal. Inspired by real events, the series intertwines gripping and devastating personal stories revealing a system struggling with the irreconcilable contradictions of border protection.


Elise McCredie

Belinda Chayko

Tony Ayres


Yvonne Strahovski

Jai Courtney

Asher Keddie

Fayssal Bazzi

Dominic West

Cate Blanchett

Marta Dusseldorp

Sarah Peirse

Dan Spielman

Soraya Heidari

Maria Angelico

Kate Box

Darren Gilshenan

Rachel House

Clarence Ryan

Rose Riley

Claude Jabbour

Kwame N. Kamara

Phoenix Raei

Helana Sawires


Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards) 2021

Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama: Fayssal Bazzi

Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama: Yvonne Strahovski

Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama: Darren Gilshenan

Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama: Cate Blanchett

Best Direction in Television: Emma Freeman

Screen Producers Australia Awards 2022

Telemovie or Mini Series Production of the Year

Betty Roland Script writing Award

2021 Nominee Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting

Elise McCredie (elise mccredie)

Australian Directors Guild Awards

2020 Winner ADG Award

Best Direction in a TV or SVOD Mini-Series

Emma Freeman

Screen Music Awards, Australia

2020 Nominee Screen Music Award

Best Music for a Mini-Series or Telemovie

Cornel WilczekThomas RouchPascal Babare

Australian Writers' Guild

2020 Nominee Awgie Award

Television Series or Miniseries of more than 4 hours duration

Belinda Chayko

C21's International Drama Awards

2020 Nominee C21's International Drama Award

Best Mini Series

Elise McCredie, Tony Ayres, Cate Blanchett, Sheila Jayadev, Paul Ranford

Australian Screen Editors

2020 Nominee ASE Award

Best Editing in a Television Drama

Martin Connor

2020 Nominee ASE Award

Best Editing in a Television Drama

Mark Atkin

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