Simon Baker pays tribute to his wife at 2017 AACTA Awards

Simon Baker took home this year's Trailblazer AACTA Award but he insisted it was all down to his wife in his acceptance speech.

 

The actor paid tribute to his better half Rebecca Rigg as he took to the stage to accept his award.

"The truth is, you know, there are ups and downs and there are struggles," the 48-year-old said. "I was very fortunate to meet a fantastic woman and we created a great life together."

Simon Baker paid tribute to his wife as he accepted the 2017 Trailblazer AACTA Award. Source: Getty

Simon Baker Rebecca Rigg AACTAs 2017

Simon Baker and his wife Rebecca Rigg looked loved-up on the red carpet. Source: Getty

He continued to gush about his wife saying they had created "great success" together and that everything he had achieved was down to her.

"Because yes I am the front man babe but you are the rocking rhythm section and you know that," he said.

The couple sat together during the awards ceremony. Source: Getty

The award winner finished his speech telling his wife Bec, "I'm looking forward to for the next part of our lives together and our lives within this industry."

The couple married back in 1998 and have three children together: one daughter, Stella, 24, and two sons, Claude, 19, and Harry, 16.

The full list of AACTA Awards winners 2017 is below.

AACTA Longford Lyell Award
Phillip Noyce - WINNER

AACTA Trailblazer Award
Simon Baker - WINNER

Byron Kennedy Award
Martin Butler and Bentley Dean - WINNER

TELEVISION

Best Television Drama Series
Cleverman - ABC
Glitch - ABC
Janet King - Playing Advantage - ABC
Top of the Lake: China Girl - Foxtel / BBC First - WINNER
Wentworth - Foxtel / Showcase

Best Telefeature or Mini Series
Blue Murder: Killer Cop - Seven Network
Seven Types of Ambiguity - ABC
Sunshine - SBS - WINNER
Wake In Fright - Network Ten

Best Light Entertainment Television Series
Australian Ninja Warrior - Nine Network - WINNER
Gruen - ABC
Hard Quiz - ABC
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery - ABC

Best Lifestyle Television Program
Destination Flavour Singapore - SBS
Gourmet Farmer - SBS
Grand Designs Australia - Foxtel / Lifestyle
Selling Houses Australia - Foxtel / Lifestyle - WINNER

Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama
David Dencik - Top of the Lake: China Girl - Foxtel / BBC First
Sean Keenan - Wake in Fright - Network Ten
Richard Roxburgh - Blue Murder: Killer Cop - Seven Network
Hugo Weaving - Seven Types of Ambiguity - ABC - Winner

Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama
Toni Collette - Blue Murder: Killer Cop - Seven Network
Marta Dusseldorp - Janet King - Playing Advantage - ABC
Elisabeth Moss - Top of the Lake: China Girl - Foxtel / BBC First - WINNER
Pamela Rabe - Wentworth - Foxtel / Showcase

Best Performance in a Television Comedy
Darren Gilshenan - No Activity - Stan
Debra Lawrance - Please Like Me - ABC
Celia Pacquola - Rosehaven - ABC - WINNER
Rob Sitch - Utopia - ABC

Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama
Anthony LaPaglia - Sunshine - SBS
Ewen Leslie - Top of the Lake: China Girl - Foxtel / BBC First - WINNER
Matt Nable - Blue Murder: Killer Cop - Seven Network
David Wenham - Wake in Fright - Network Ten

Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama
Emma Booth - Blue Murder: Killer Cop - Seven Network
Tina Bursill - Doctor Doctor - Nine Network
Andrea Demetriades - Seven Types of Ambiguity - ABC
Nicole Kidman - Top of the Lake: China Girl - Foxtel / BBC First - WINNER

Best Screenplay in Television
No Activity - Episode 3 - Silent Night - Stan
Rosehaven - Episode 4 - ABC
Seven Types of Ambiguity - Episode 2 - ABC - WINNER
Utopia - Episode 5 - Start Up - ABC

FEATURE FILM

Best Film Presented By Foxtel
Ali's Wedding
Berlin Syndrome
House of Love
Jasper Jones
Lion - WINNER

Best Direction
Ali's Wedding - Jeffrey Walker
Berlin Syndrome - Cate Shortland
Hounds of Love - Ben Young
Lion - Garth Davis - WINNER

Best Lead Actor
Stephen Curry - Hounds of Love
Ewen Leslie - The Butterfly Tree
Sunny Pawar - Lion - WINNER
Osamah Sami - Ali's Wedding

Best Lead Actress
Emma Booth - Hounds of Love - WINNER
Teresa Palmer - Berlin Syndrome
Helena Sawires - Ali's Wedding
Sara West - Don't Tell

Best Supporting Actor
Don Hany - Ali's Wedding
Dev Patel - Lion - WINNER
Jack Thompson - Don't Tell
Hugo Weaving - Jasper Jones

Best Supporting Actress
Frances Durca - Ali's Wedding
Nicole Kidman - Lion - WINNER
Jacqueline McKenzie - Don't Tell
Susie Porter - Hounds of Love

Best Asian Film Presented By PR Asia
Birdshot
Dangal - WINNER
I Am Not Madame Bovary
Kaasav (Turtle)
Our Time Will Come
Pink
Train to Busan
Wolf Warrior 2
Your Name

Congratulations to all the winners.

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