For a brief, bubbling moment, Kath & Kim returned to Australian screens.
Taking to the AACTA Awards stage last night to present the gong for Best Performance in a Television Comedy, living legends Gina Riley and Jane Turner donned their best 90s-chic looks to revive two of the most memorable characters in the Australian comedic canon.
For the record, “Best 90s-chic looks” is a very liberal way of saying Riley donned a hiked-up and bedazzled g-string plus a crop-top saying ‘All I Want Is Everything’.
“Ridiculous. It’s been a while since I wore the g, I have to tell you,” Riley said.
“An acquired taste.”
Of course, standing next to her was Turner, herself in a red head-to-toe arrangement last seen sometimes in the dreary haze of 2003.
The throwbacks continued in their actual speech, which focussed on the none-too-pleased reviews their series first received from mainstream reviewers. Highlights included the word “execrable,” and Turner tripping over her words as she recounted a criticism of the line “does it make me a crim to keep myself trim, Kim?”
The award was eventually bestowed on Hannah Gadsby, who won for Nanette in her very first AACTA Award nomination.
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And, just like that, Turner and Riley – who’ve previously gained AACTA nods for their work on Kath & Kim – vanished from the stage, leaving the future of their characters somewhere in the past, presumably bickering over baby cheeses.Source: Channel 7
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