G’Day USA Gala Gets Aussie & USA Celebs to Honor Helen Reddy, Deborah Riley + Liam Hemsworth!



G’Day USA is a program that fosters deeper economic ties and promotes Australian ideas, talent and innovation in the U.S. In its 16th year, G’Day USA continues to highlight the power of Australian ideas through events including:
–The US-Australia Dialogue on Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific in Washington DC,
–The inaugural US-Australia Dialogue on Cyber Security in San Francisco,
–New in 2019, the Space Industry XChange in Colorado will bring together US and Australian collective expertise in the space sector.



–An expanded G’Day USA AUSTRALIA House at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas will showcase Australian creativity,
Tourism Australia’s Signature Australia Experiences event in LA will follow the success of the ‘Dundee’ campaign, and promote Australia as a world-class tourist destination.

2019 G’Day USA program will include a renewed focus on promoting trade and investment as well as Australia as a unique tourist destination. An expanded G’Day USA AUSTRALIAHouse at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin will showcase Australian creativity and Tourism Australia’s Signature Australia Experiences event in LA will follow the success of the ‘Dundee’ campaign, and promote Australia as a world-class tourist destination.


G’day USA Gala 2018 video!




The organization has announced their 16th annual G’Day USA Los Angeles Gala presented by Qantas will be held on January 26, 2019 and honor three exceptional Australians who have made their mark in the creative industries,
Key Australians who are to be honored include:
— Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, to be honored with a G’Day USA Excellence in Film award in recognition of outstanding performances in films including The Hunger Games and Independence Day: Resurgence;

–Production Designer Deborah Riley, honored with a G’Day USA Outstanding Achievement in Film & Television award. The four-time Emmy Award winner is a recognized industry leader, whose work in set design and art direction has helped bring the worlds of The Matrix, Moulin Rouge and Game of Thrones to life.

–Legendary Australian singer Helen Reddy who will be honored with a G’Day USA Lifetime Achievement award.




–The Los Angeles Gala will also showcase premium Australian food and wine with a menu curated by Australian chef Curtis Stone.

Photo of Chef Curtis Stone by Ray Kachatorian



–Award-winning Australian actor and comedian Patrick Brammall will host the awards show and dinner.

G’day USA Gala 2018 Red Carpet and more!

G’Day Honorees
Helen Reddy
2017 – F Is for Family (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) (writer – 1 episode)
2016 – Ray Donovan (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)
2015- Coronation Street (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) (writer – 1 episode)
2010 – Sex and the City 2 (writer: “I Am Woman”)
2010 – Multiple Sarcasms (performer: “I Am Woman”) / (writer: “I Am Woman”)
2009 – Big Fan (performer: “Delta Dawn” (1972))
2008 – The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (TV Movie documentary)
(performer: “Candle on the Water” – uncredited)
2008 – 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer – 1 episode) (writer – 1 episode)
2006 – How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode) (writer – 1 episode)
2006 – Cold Case (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode, 2006) (writer – 1 episode, 2006)
1999 – Trick (writer: “I Am Woman (dance mix)”)
1998 – The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)
1997 – Chicago Hope (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)
1997 – My Best Friend’s Wedding (writer: “I Am Woman”)
1996 – High School High (writer: “I Am Woman”)
1993 – The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
1991 – Voices That Care (TV Short documentary) (performer: “Voices That Care”)
1990 – Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)
1983 – The Man Who Loved Women (performer: “Little Boys” (theme song))
1982 – If You Could See What I Hear (performer: “You’re the One”)
1981 – John Wilson’s Mini-Musicals (Video) (performer: “Angie Baby”)
1981 – Continental Divide (performer: “Theme from Continental Divide (Never Say
1980 – The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: “Song from 10 (It’s Easy
to Say)”)
1980 – WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode, 1980) (writer – 1 episode,
1979 – George Burns’ 100th Birthday Party (TV Movie) (performer: “Tie Me Kangaroo
Down, Sport”)
1978 – The Muppet Show (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)
1978 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Band” (Finale))
1977 – Pete’s Dragon (performer: “I Saw a Dragon”, “It’s Not Easy”, “Candle on the Water”,
“There’s Room for Everyone”, “Brazzle Dazzle Day”, “Bill of Sale”, “Finale: I Saw a Dragon /
Brazzle Dazzle Day” – uncredited)
1976 – Angie Baby (Short) (performer: “Angie Baby”)
1976 – All This and World War II (Documentary) (performer: “The Fool on the Hill”)
1974 – Countdown (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)
1974 – Airport 1975 (lyrics: “Best Friend”) / (music: “Best Friend”) / (performer: “Best Friend”)
1974 – The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)
1974 – Really, Raquel (TV Special) (writer: “I Am Woman”)
1973 – The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)
1973 – Hotel Ninety (TV Movie) (writer: “I Am Woman”)
1973 – The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (performer – 1 episode)
1973 – Cilla (TV Series) (writer – 1 episode)
1972 – Stand Up and Be Counted (performer: “I Am Woman”) / (writer: “I Am Woman”)
1965-1966 – Bandstand (TV Series) (performer – 3 episodes)
2019 – Senior Entourage (post-production)
2007-2011 – Family Guy (TV Series)
2010 – The Perfect Host
2000 – Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
2000 – BeastMaster (TV Series)
1987 – Disorderlies
1985 – The Jeffersons (TV Series)
1982 – Fantasy Island (TV Series)
1980 – The Love Boat (TV Series)
1978 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
1977 – Pete’s Dragon
1974 – Airport 1975
Honorable mention:
• In 1978, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Reddy to the nine-member commission overseeing the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Her nomination was unanimously approved. She served on the commission for three years.

Liam Hemsworth (all acting roles):
2019 – Isn’t It Romantic (completed)
2018 – Tourism Australia: Dundee – The Son of a Legend Returns Home (Video short)
2016 – The Duel (film)
2016 – Independence Day: Resurgence (film)
2016 – United World News Special: The War of 1996, a Special Report (Video short)
2016 – Workaholics (TV Series)
2015 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (film)
2015 – The Muppets. (TV Series)
2015 – The Dressmaker (film)
2015 – Saturday Night Live (TV Series) – himself
2014 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (film)
2014 – Cut Bank (film)
2013 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (film)
2013 – Paranoia (film)
2013 – Empire State (film)
2013 – Love and Honor (film)
2012 – The Expendables 2 (film)
2012 – The Hunger Games (film)
2010 – The Last Song (film)
2009 – Triangle (film)
2008-2009 – The Elephant Princess (TV Series)
2009 – Knowing (film)
2009 – Satisfaction (TV Series)
2007-2008 – Neighbours (TV Series)
2007 – McLeod’s Daughters (TV Series)
2007 – Home and Away (TV Series)

Deborah Riley

Production Designer
2014-2019 – Game of Thrones (TV Series) (43 episodes)
2015 – Demonic
2013 – Nothing Left to Fear
2010 – Friendship!

Art director
2008 – Nim’s Island (as Deb Riley)
2006 – Gone
2006 – Jindabyne
2004 – Godzilla: Final Wars
2003 – 21 Grams
2002 – Real Women Have Curves

Art department
2001 – Moulin Rouge! (assistant art director)
1999 – Anna and the King (assistant art director)
1999 – Me Myself I (draughtsperson)
1999 – The Matrix (set designer)

G’Day USA Gala tickets are still available at this time but are selling out fast. Please visit www.gdayusa.org    
for tickets or more information about the gala as well as many other events in the US.

This event looks like it rivals the Academy Awards for size and interesting people!

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