G’Day USA LA Gala
The 2017 G’Day USA Gala – the most anticipated annual Australian event in the United States - was presented by Qantas and held on January 28 in Los Angeles.
For the 2017 Gala, G’Day USA honoured Academy Award winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin with a G’Day USA Lifetime Achievement Award. Internationally acclaimed Executive Producer David Hill was also honoured with a G’Day USA Lifetime Achievement Award and Emmy award winning actor Ben Mendelsohn was honoured with a G’Day USA Excellence in Film and Television Award.
Australian television personality Richard Wilkins and Extra TV host Renee Bargh co-hosted the evening, which featured entertainment by ARIA Award winning performer Vance Joy, who headlined the evening with emerging Indigenous performer Chris Tamwoy opening the show. The evening also featured remarks by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon Julie Bishop MP on Australia’s excellence in film, creative economy, world-class food & beverage and Australia’s economic diplomacy agenda in the United States.