Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Top Australian Academy Award Nominees

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) have announced their nominees and Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned five apiece. Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird both got Best Film and Best Direction mentions whereas Three Billboards was shut out of director. It got to its nomination total via its screenplay and three acting nominations, including Aussie native Abbie Cornish. Other Australians represented today included Nicole Kidman (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and Ben Mendelsohn (Darkest Hour).

Dunkirk received four nominations, including Best Film and Best Direction but also a Supporting Actor mention for Tom Hardy. Among the missing films here was The Post. It is unclear if the group saw the film in time for its nomination voting.

Last year, Hacksaw Ridge dominated these awards with nine wins (out of 13 nominations), two of which (Film Editing and Sound Mixing) turned into Oscar wins as well.

“Now in our seventh year, we are delighted to continue celebrating international excellence within the film industry, honoring the world’s best performers, practitioners and productions,” said the academy’s CEO Damian Trewhella.

Here is the full list of nominations.

AACTA International Award for Best Film
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
“Call Me by Your Name” – Luca Guadagnino
“Dunkirk” – Christopher Nolan
“I, Tonya” – Craig Gillespie
“Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water” – Guillermo del Toro

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
“Call Me by Your Name” – James Ivory
“Dunkirk” – Christopher Nolan
“Get Out”- Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”- Martin McDonagh

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress
Judi Dench – “Victoria & Abdul”
Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand -“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird”

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor
Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread”
Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out”
Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour”

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige – “Mudbound”
Abbie Cornish – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Allison Janney – “I, Tonya”
Nicole Kidman – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird”

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project”
Armie Hammer – “Call Me By Your Name”
Tom Hardy – “Dunkirk”
Ben Mendelsohn – “Darkest Hour”
Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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