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AFI AWARDS 2006 – INTERNATIONAL NOMINEES

HEATH HOT FAVOURITE
Following Urban Cinefile’s recognition of Australians working internationally with its Honours List in 2001, the AFI (and others) have adopted the practice of awarding Australians in foreign films. This year, the AFI’s list has grown to include not only actors (Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain a hot favourite), actresses and filmmakers in various categories from cinematography to production design.


AFI CEO James Hewison, said "the AFI is proud of Australia's contribution to film and television globally, and these awards in particular serve to underline our talent internationally. Australian filmmakers, actors and actresses continue to have significant impact worldwide and shine a light on this country in one of the most visible ways at a global level; we are thrilled to recognise the outstanding achievements of these nominees in 2006."

All winners will be announced at the L'Oréal Paris 2006 AFI Awards on December 6 & 7, 2006 at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, at ceremonies hosted by Geoffrey Rush.

THE INTERNATIONAL NOMINEES ARE:

AFI International Award for Best Actor

o Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain
o Eric Bana - Munich
o Hugo Weaving - V for Vendetta
o Anthony LaPaglia - Winter Solstice

AFI International Award for Best Actress

o Toni Collette - In Her Shoes
o Naomi Watts - King Kong
o Radha Mitchell - Silent Hill
o Rachel Griffiths - Six Feet Under (Nine Network)

AFI International Award for Excellence in Filmmaking

o Donald McAlpine ACS (Cinematography) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
o Roger Ford (Production Design) - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe
o Dion Beebe ACS (Cinematography) - Memoirs of a Geisha
o Roger Donaldson (Producing/Direction/Screenplay) - The World's Fastest
Indian

Published November 9, 2006

 

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Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain


Eric Bana - Munich


Anthony LaPaglia - Winter Solstice


Hugo Weaving - V for Vendetta







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