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9th AACTA International Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the nominees for the 9th AACTA International Awards, honouring the best achievements in film excellence, regardless of geography.

A total of 15 films received nominations this year with THE IRISHMAN leading the way with six nominations, followed by ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD with five nominations, then JOKER and PARASITE both receiving four nominations each. The four noteworthy films also compete for the International AACTA Award for Best Film alongside Australian film THE KING, which recently won four Awards at the 2019 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel in Sydney.

Also recognised at the Sydney-hosted AACTA Awards was Best Film nominee PARASITE, which took home the Award for Best Asian Film presented by Eureka International Group. The film’s producer Kwak Sin-ae attended the ceremony in Australia to accept the prestigious award. PARASITE is now one of the most acclaimed films of 2019 winning over 40 International Awards to date.

AACTA International Award nominees, who also received Golden Globe nominations yesterday, include Toni Collette (KNIVES OUT), Nicole Kidman (BOMBSHELL) and Margot Robbie (BOMBSHELLONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD), dominating the Best Supporting Actress category this year. This marks a first in AACTA International Awards history that Australians have received four of the five nominations within the same category. This includes another first for AACTA with Robbie’s record-breaking double nomination within the same category.

“The AACTA International Awards honour film excellence on a global scale, acknowledging international excellence within the screen industry,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “As always, we are thrilled to see many of our talented Australian practitioners and performers nominated for AACTA International Awards this year and I congratulate all our nominees, wishing them every success during the upcoming awards season.”

The winner of the Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 3 January 2020.

 

NOMINEES

AACTA International Award for Best Film

  • THE IRISHMAN
  • JOKER
  • THE KING
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

  • 1917 – Sam Mendes
  • THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon Ho

 

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

  • THE IRISHMAN – Steven Zaillian
  • JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon ho, Jin Won Han

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

  • Christian Bale – FORD V FERRARI
  • Antonio Banderas – PAIN AND GLORY
  • Robert De Niro – THE IRISHMAN
  • Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Joaquin Phoenix – JOKER

 

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

  • Awkwafina – THE FAREWELL
  • Scarlett Johansson – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Saoirse Ronan – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Charlize Theron – BOMBSHELL
  • Renée Zellweger – JUDY

 

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

  • John Lithgow – BOMBSHELL
  • Al Pacino – THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci – THE IRISHMAN
  • Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Song Kang-Ho – PARASITE

 

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Toni Collette – KNIVES OUT
  • Nicole Kidman – BOMBSHELL
  • Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Margot Robbie – BOMBSHELL
  • Margot Robbie – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

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***Winners announced***

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the winners of the 9th AACTA International Awards at a star-studded Ceremony held at Mondrian Los Angeles.

Winning the Award for Best Film was the South Korean black comedy thriller PARASITE, written and directed by Bong Joon Ho who accepted the Australian Academy’s highest Award. The film also received the AACTA Award for Best Asian Film at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last month.

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD took home two awards with Quentin Tarantino winning Best Direction and Brad Pitt winning Best Supporting Actor.

The lead performance awards went to Adam Driver, who won Best Lead Actor for his portrayal of stage director Charlie Barber in MARRIAGE STORY and Saoirse Ronan, who won Best Lead Actress for her performance as the outspoken tomboy, Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN.

First-time AACTA nominee Taika Waititi received the Award for Best Screenplay for the World War II satire JOJO RABBIT, which has also seen Waititi earn his first two Golden Globe nominations.

Following a record-breaking double nomination in the Supporting Actress category, Margot Robbie took home the Award for Best Supporting Actress for biographical drama BOMBSHELL, marking the second AACTA International Award received by the Australian actress.

Adam Driver, Bong Joon Ho, Song Kang Ho, Saoirse Ronan, Quentin Tarantino & Taika Waititi as well as producers David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh were among the nominees and VIP guests in attendance at the exclusive Ceremony.

Joining host Jason Dundas (THE WATCHLIST, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT) on stage to present awards were some of the industry’s leading film and television talent, including  Niki Caro (WHALE RIDERMULAN), Bill Mechanic (HACKSAW RIDGE, CORALINE),  Phillip Noyce (SALT, THE BONE COLLECTOR) and Josh Thomas (PLEASE LIKE ME, EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY).

“This year we are thrilled to celebrate such a vast and vibrant group of winners, showcasing international excellence, irrespective of geography,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “The AACTA International Awards continue to honour the best achievements in screen, adding a uniquely Australian voice to the international awards circuit. I congratulate all of the evening’s winners – with special congratulations to our Australian winner Margot Robbie – and wish them every success throughout the upcoming awards season.”

The 9th AACTA International Awards will be covered in an episode of THE WATCHLIST, aired in Australia exclusively on FOX One on Saturday 11 January at 7.30pm AEDT with an encore on Sunday 12 January at 6.00pm AEDT on ARENA.

WINNERS (in bold)

AACTA International Award for Best Film

  • THE IRISHMAN
  • JOKER
  • THE KING
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • PARASITE

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

  • 1917 – Sam Mendes
  • THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon Ho

 AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

  • THE IRISHMAN – Steven Zaillian
  • JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon ho, Jin Won Han

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

  • Christian Bale – FORD V FERRARI
  • Antonio Banderas – PAIN AND GLORY
  • Robert De Niro – THE IRISHMAN
  • Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Joaquin Phoenix – JOKER

 AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

  • Awkwafina – THE FAREWELL
  • Scarlett Johansson – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Saoirse Ronan – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Charlize Theron – BOMBSHELL
  • Renée Zellweger – JUDY

 AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

  • John Lithgow – BOMBSHELL
  • Al Pacino – THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci – THE IRISHMAN
  • Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Song Kang-Ho – PARASITE

 AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Toni Collette – KNIVES OUT
  • Nicole Kidman – BOMBSHELL
  • Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMEN
  • Margot Robbie – BOMBSHELL
  • Margot Robbie – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

 






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