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AACTA AWARDS 2012 (PART 1) – WINNERS

The first screen milestone event of the 2012 award season was last weekend’s inaugural AACTA Awards – Part 1 (non-televised categories), a mix of craft and creative awards, held at Sydney’s Westin Hotel as a formal lunch, with Red Dog winning the AFI Members’ Choice award. 

Tributes from director Bruce Beresford, and long time friend and colleague Jack Thompson accompanied the presentation of the Raymond Longford Award to cinematographer Don McAlpine. McAlpine’s career spans more than 50 films made over 40 years, from The Adventures of Barry McKenzie to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and most recently Mental (starring Toni Collette). 

McAlpine’s previous honours include two BAFTA nominations (Moulin Rouge! and William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet) and an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography (Moulin Rouge!), as well as three AFI Awards (My Brilliant Career, ‘Breaker’ Morant and Moulin Rouge!).

The Byron Kennedy Award - given to an individual or organisation whose work embodies innovation and the relentless pursuit of excellence – was awarded to Ivan Sen for “his unique artistic vision and for showing, by his resourceful multidisciplinary filmmaking, that telling stories on screen is in reach of all who have something consequential to say”. Ivan’s internationally heralded and award winning credits include Beneath Clouds, Yellow Fella and the 2011 feature Toomelah, which screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

AACTA RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD
• Don McAlpine

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
• Ivan Sen

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
• Mrs Carey's Concert. Bob Connolly, Helen Panckhurst, Sophie Raymond. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
• Jandamarra's War. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle, Eileen Torres. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
• SAS - The Search for Warriors. Julia Redwood, Ed Punchard. SBS 

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Mrs Carey's Concert. Bob Connolly, Sophie Raymond. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Out Of The Ashes. David Parer ACS. ABC1

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
• Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure. Bryan Mason.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
• murundak - songs of freedom. Emma Bortignon, Michael Letho, Peter Smith, Christopher O'Young, Simon Walbrook. SBS 

FEATURE FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• The Hunter. Robert Humphreys ACS.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
• Snowtown. Veronika Jenet ASE.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
• Snowtown. Frank Lipson MPSE, Andrew McGrath, Des Kenneally, Michael Carden, John Simpson, 
Erin McKimm.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
• The Hunter. Matteo Zingales, Michael Lira, Andrew Lancaster.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
• The Eye Of The Storm. Melinda Doring.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
• The Eye Of The Storm. Terry Ryan.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
• Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole. Grant Freckelton.

AFI MEMBERS' CHOICE AWARD
• RED DOG. Nelson Woss, Julie Ryan.

SHORT FILM

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
• Nullarbor. Alister Lockhart, Patrick Sarell, Katrina Mathers, Merrin Jensen, Daryl Munton.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
• The Palace. Kate Croser, Anthony Maras, Andros Achilleos.

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
• The Palace. Anthony Maras.

AACTA has also introduced categories recognising international films, and the inaugural nominations were announced at the awards presentation, with the winners to be announced on January 31 at the second, televised, part of the AACTA Awards:

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
• The Artist
• The Descendants
• Hugo
• The Ides Of March
• Margin Call
• Melancholia
• Midnight In Paris
• Moneyball
• The Tree Of Life
• We Need To Talk About Kevin

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
• George Clooney. The Descendants
• Leonardo DiCaprio. J. Edgar
• Jean Dujardin. The Artist
• Michael Fassbender. Shame
• Ryan Gosling. The Ides Of March
• Brad Pitt. Moneyball

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

• Glenn Close. Albert Nobbs
• Kirsten Dunst. Melancholia
• Meryl Streep. The Iron Lady
• Tilda Swinton. We Need To Talk About Kevin
• Mia Wasikowska. Jane Eyre
• Michelle Williams. My Week With Marilyn

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
• The Artist. Michel Hazanavicius
• The Descendants. Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
• The Ides Of March. George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
• Margin Call J.C. Chandor
• Melancholia. Lars von Trier
• Midnight In Paris. Woody Allen
• Moneyball. Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin
• We Need To Talk About Kevin. Lynne Ramsay, Rory Kinnear

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
• The Artist. Michel Hazanavicius
• Drive. Nicolas Winding Refn
• Hugo. Martin Scorsese
• Margin Call. J.C. Chandor
• Melancholia. Lars von Trier
• Midnight In Paris. Woody Allen
• The Tree Of Life. Terrence Malick
• We Need To Talk About Kevin. Lynne Ramsay

Published January 16, 2012

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Don McAlpine - Raymond Longford Award winner

AACTA WINNERS

NOMINATIONS


Ivan Sen - Byron Kennedy Award winner


Mrs Carey's Concert


The Hunter


Snowtown


The Eye of the Storm







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