Australians Going Global in International Screen Awards

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Earlier this week the nominees for the 2nd AACTA International Awards were revealed, with 14 films competing for awards.

Silver Linings Playbook leads with five nominations, closely followed by Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty with four nominations each.

With the nominees announced last night for the  85th Academy Awards®  we were thrilled to see many of our own AACTA International Awards nominees among the nominees, especially, of course Australian actors Hugh Jackman (nominated for Best Actor for Les Misérables) and Naomi Watts (Best Actress for The Impossible). Congratulations also to Jacki Weaver (nominated Best Supporting Actress for Silver Linings Playbook). Congratulations too to Australian Makeup and Hair supervisor Rick Findlater for his nomination (alongside Peter King and Tami Lane) for work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

We’ll be watching with great anticipation to see which of our talented Australians and which of our AACTA International Award winners will go on to win when the Oscar® winners are announced on February 24 (Monday, February 25 in Australia).

In the meantime, a recap on our own nominees for the 2nd AACTA International Awards:

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Argo. Chris Terrio
  • Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino
  • Lincoln. Tony Kushner
  • The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell
  • Zero Dark Thirty. Mark Boal

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION

  • Argo. Ben Affleck
  • Life Of Pi. Ang Lee
  • Lincoln. Steven Spielberg
  • The Sessions. Ben Lewin
  • Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell
  • Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR

  • Bradley Cooper. Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis. Lincoln
  • John Hawkes. The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman. Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix. The Master
  • Denzel Washington. Flight

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain. Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard. Rust and Bone
  • Nicole Kidman. The Paperboy
  • Jennifer Lawrence. Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva. Amour
  • Naomi Watts. The Impossible

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM

  • Argo. Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
  • Les Misérables. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
  • Life of Pi. Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
  • Lincoln. Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
  • Silver Linings Playbook. Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
  • Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

The 2nd AACTA International Awards winners’ announcement event will be held in L.A., late January 2013.

To find out more about the 2nd AACTA International Awards, visit this page on the AACTA website.

How are the International AACTA Awards determined?

The jury for these awards is made up of eminent Australian screen professionals working in Australia and the US. Jurors work in a cross-section of the industry and screen crafts, including direction, screenwriting, producing, acting, distribution and exhibition. Screenings were held in Australia and the US. AACTA received access to films not yet released in Australia from local distributors. We consider the same films as other international screen organisations, including AMPAS, so that the AACTA International Awards are relevant, and the Australian industry is therefore part of the shared international screen awards conversation. Of course those contending for the International Awards are not eligible to be on a jury.

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