Inaugural AACTA nominees

Just hours after the New York Film Critics Circle announced their winners, the inaugural nominees for the first Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards were announced at a luncheon in Sydney. Taking over for the former Australian Film Institute Awards, AACTA has been placed in the middle of the awards giving season. Some interesting results, with Sleeping Beauty only scoring a couple of production nods, and Face to Face scoring only one nomination for supporting actor. Leading with 14 nominations is The Hunter, followed by The Eye of the Storm on 12, and Snowtown on 10.

The nominees are:

Best Film

  • The Eye of the Storm
  • The Hunter
  • Mad Bastards
  • Oranges and Sunshine
  • Red Dog
  • Snowtown

Best Director

  • Fred Schepisi, The Eye of the Storm
  • Daniel Nettheim, The Hunter
  • Kriv Stenders, Red Dog
  • Justin Kurzel, Snowtown

Best Original Screenplay

  • Leon Ford, Griff the Invisible
  • Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones
  • Brendan Fletcher, Dean Daley-Jones, Greg Tait, John Watson, Mad Bastards
  • Patrick Hughes, Red Hill

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Helen Morris, The Eye of the Storm
  • Alice Addison, The Hunter
  • Daniel Taplitz, Red Dog
  • Shaun Grant, Snowtown

Best Lead Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, The Hunter
  • Daniel Henshall, Snowtown
  • Geoffrey Rush, The Eye of the Storm
  • David Wenham, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Lead Actress

  • Judy Davis, The Eye of the Storm
  • Frances O’Connor, The Hunter
  • Charlotte Rampling, The Eye of the Storm
  • Emily Watson, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Supporting Actor

  • John Gaden, The Eye of the Storm
  • Sam Neill, The Hunter
  • Robert Rabiah, Face to Face
  • Hugo Weaving, Oranges and Sunshine

Best Supporting Actress

  • Morgana Davies, The Hunter
  • Louise Harris, Snowtown
  • Helen Morse, The Eye of the Storm
  • Alexandra Schepisi, The Eye of the Storm

Best Cinematography

  • Robert Humphreys, The Hunter
  • Geoffrey Hall, Red Dog
  • Geoffrey Simpson, Sleeping Beauty
  • Adam Arkapaw, Snowtown

Best Editing

  • Dany Cooper, Oranges and Sunshine
  • Jill Bilcock, Red Dog
  • Veronika Jenet, Snowtown
  • Leanne Cole, Wasted on the Young

Best Sound

  • The Hunter
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • Mad Bastards
  • Snowtown

Best Original Score

  • The Hunter
  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
  • Red Dog
  • Snowtown

Best Production Design

  • The Eye of the Storm
  • The Hunter
  • Red Dog
  • Sleeping Beauty

Best Costume Design

  • The Eye of the Storm
  • The Hunter
  • Oranges and Sunshine
  • Sleeping Beauty

Television nominees can be viewed on the AACTA website.

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