Sunday, February 26, 2012

Awards Watch: 'Snowtown' Takes Top Prize at 2012 Australian Film Critics Association Awards


The Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) have announced the winners of their Annual Film Awards. I received this information courtesy of Julian Buckeridge of At the Cinema.

Here are the winners:

Best Australian Film

The Eye of the Storm
Mrs Carey's Concert
Oranges and Sunshine
Snowtown *WINNER*
Sleeping Beauty

Best Overseas Film (English Language)

Drive
The Guard
Melancholia
Take Shelter
The Tree of Life *WINNER*

Best Overseas Film (Foreign Language)

Certified Copy
In A Better World
Incendies *WINNER*
Pina
The Skin I Live In

Best Documentary

Bill Cunningham New York
Mrs Carey's Concert
Pina
Project Nim
Senna *WINNER*

Best Actor

Daniel Henshall - Snowtown *WINNER*
Willem Dafoe - The Hunter
Matthew Newton - Face to Face
Geoffrey Rush - The Eye of the Storm
Hugo Weaving - Oranges and Sushine
David Wenham - Oranges and Sunshine

Best Actress

Emily Browning - Sleeping Beauty
Judy Davis - Eye of the Storm
Louise Harris - Snowtown
Charlotte Rampling - Eye of the Storm
Emily Watson - Oranges and Sunshine *WINNER*

Best Director

Brendan Fletcher - Mad Bastards
Justin Kurzel - Snowtown *WINNER*
Julia Leigh - Sleeping Beauty
Daniel Nettheim - The Hunter
Fred Schepisi - The Eye of the Storm

Best Screenplay

Alison Addison - The Hunter
Shaun Grant - Snowtown *WINNER*
Julia Leigh - Sleeping Beauty
Judy Morris - The Eye of the Storm
Michael Rymer - Face to Face

I did not participate in the voting, but this has been one of the rare awards ceremonies where I have found myself agreeing with every winner. What are your thoughts?

2 comments:

  1. Love it. How lovely it is to see things other that the same old bloody ones I see everywhere else.

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    1. Yes. The overseas winners are two of the best films I saw all year - TREE OF LIFE and INCENDIES. Also, the nominees are unique - MELANCHOLIA, TAKE SHELTER and DRIVE for example. Snowtown was unquestionably the best Aussie film of the year, but I bet you thought it was strange to see SLEEPING BEAUTY nominated?

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