January 28, 2023
Los Angeles, California
January 28, 2023
2023 marks 20 years of G’Day USA: a celebration of Australian excellence in the United States.
This January, we are back in Los Angeles for our annual G’Day USA Arts Gala: a celebration of the industries and individuals that tell our stories.
The Arts Gala showcases an optimistic community of creators, built on two decades of energetic exchange. Funds raised from the event will support the American Australian Association and its Arts Fund, allowing the next generation of trailblazers to soar.
Featuring high-profile performances, presenters and a star-studded red carpet, the 20th Anniversary G’Day USA Arts Gala promises an unforgettable evening. Join us on January 28, 2023 to create the story of US.
For sponsorship inquiries please contact Erin.Gray@americanaustralian.org.
Excellence in Film & Television
Sam Worthington graduated from Sydney’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He made his feature film debut with the Australian film, BOOTMEN. His performance garnered him an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award Nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” in 2000. Additional Australian film credits include DIRTY DEEDS with John Goodman, Toni Collette and Sam Neill; GETTIN’ SQUARE with David Wenham; and Geoffrey Wright’s contemporary adaptation of MACBETH in which he played the title character. It was Worthington’s layered performance in Cate Shortland’s critically-acclaimed and commercially successful SOMERSAULT which distinguished him from his peers. He earned an AFI Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Nomination for “Best Actor – Male” in 2004.
With smaller roles in international films such as HART’S WAR and THE GREAT RAID under his belt and after an extensive casting search, Worthington was cast by James Cameron to star in AVATAR—Cameron’s first narrative film since his 1997 Oscar-winning blockbuster TITANIC. The film received several nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards, including “Best Picture.” The film won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Motion Picture – Drama.” Thirteen years after its release, AVATAR remains the #1 grossing film of all time at over $2.9 billion worldwide.
Additional film credits include Oscar-nominated HACKSAW RIDGE, Brad Anderson’s FRACTURED, THE SHACK, EVEREST, CAKE, THE DEBT, LAST NIGHT, CLASH OF THE TITANS, WRATH OF THE TITANS and TERMINATOR: SALVATION with Christian Bale.
On the television side, Worthington received great notices for his nuanced lead performance in the limited series MANHUNT: UNABOMBER opposite Paul Bettany. Most recently, he starred in the FX limited series UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN, executive produced by Dustin Lance Black, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.
Currently, Worthington can be seen reprising his role as “Jake Sully” in James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER. He can be seen next in Netflix’s heist thriller LIFT opposite Kevin Hart and the Stefon Bristol film BREATHE with Jennifer Hudson and Common.
Excellence in the Arts
Model. Mom. Entrepreneur – Miranda Kerr.
Known for her celebrated international modeling career that has spanned over two decades, saw her star on the covers of global fashion magazines and work with fashion titans Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior, Miranda is also a renowned and respected businesswoman and entrepreneur.
As a certified health coach and one of the most influential faces in fashion and beauty, Miranda revolutionized the skincare industry in 2009 as Founder & CEO of KORA Organics – Certified Organic skincare formulated to nourish, rejuvenate and produce powerful results. The multi award-winning products are now sold globally across 30 countries and continue to dominate the clean beauty space with innovation and performance.
With an appetite and eye for design, art and interiors, Miranda has successful global collaborations with Royal Albert (Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert), and Universal Furniture (Miranda Kerr Home). In all her business endeavors, Miranda strives to create and design products with positive intention and meaning.
Miranda is also a dedicated philanthropist and supports numerous causes relating to women, children, health and the environment.
The Kid LAROI
Excellence in Music
The Kid LAROI
The Kid LAROI began his music career at 12, with his debut EP, 14 with a Dream, released independently in 2018. That year, he also earned national attention as a finalist in Australia’s Triple J Unearthed competition and was chosen as the opening act for American rapper Juice WRLD on his Australian tour. LAROI’s career has since skyrocketed, earning him top accolades including several RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications. Known globally for his record-breaking hit STAY, which has had more airtime than any other recording in chart history and remained at number one on the Billboard charts for 17 weeks, LAROI seamlessly blends his hip-hop and rap roots with pop, cementing his all-ages appeal. The multi-award winning, Grammy-nominated artist is the youngest Australian solo artist to reach number one on the ARIA Music Awards charts, achieved with his mixtape F*ck Love (SAVAGE).