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AACTA AWARDS 2015 – WINNERS

The first horror film to be recognised, The Babadook, won three major awards, a real turnaround for genre filmmaking in Australia, while sharing the Best Film award with Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner.

AACTA AWARD WINNERS
Stage 2 - Presented at AACTA Awards, The Star, Sydney, January 29, 2015 (televised)

BEST FILM
The Babadook – Kristina Ceyton, Kristian Moliere The Water Diviner – Andrew Mason, Keith Riodger, Troy Lum

BEST ANIMATION
The Lego Movie

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Ukraine Is Not A Brothel – Kitty Green, Jonathan auf der Heidem Michael Latham

EST DIRECTION
The Babadook – Jennifer Kent

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Babadook – Jennifer Kent

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Railway Man – Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson

BEST LEAD ACTOR
David Gulpilil – Charlie’s Country

BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Sarah Snook – Predestination

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Yilmaz Erdogan – The Water Diviner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Susan Prior – The Rover

LONGFORD LYELL AWARD
Andrew Knight

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
Amiel Courtin-Wilson

TRAILBLAZER AWARD (new category)
Rose Byrne

In the documentary field, All This Mayhem and Sons & Mothers won three and two awards each respectively.

AACTA AWARD WINNERS
Stage 1 - Presented at AACTA Awards Luncheon, The Star, Sydney, January 27, 2015
(not televised)

BEST SHORT ANIMATION
Grace Under Water – Anthony Lawrence

BEST SHORT FICTION
Florence Has Left The Building – Mirrah Foulkes & Alex White

DOCUMENTARY
BEST TV DOCUMENTARY
Tender – Kath Shelper, ABC

BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
All This Mayhem – Eddie Marrtin

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Sons & Mothers – Aaron Gully and Maxx Corkindal

BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
All This Mayhem – Chris King

BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
Sons & Mothers – Das Kenneally, Will Sheridan, Pete Best, Scott Illingworth

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE IN A DOCUMENTARY
All This Mayhem – Jed Kurzel

FEATURE FILM
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Predestination – Ben Nott ACS

BEST EDITING
Predestination - Matt Villa ASE

BEST SOUND
The Rover – Sam Petty, Des Kenneally, Justine Angus, Brooke Trezise, Francis Ward Lindsay and Robert Mackenzie

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Railway Man – David Hirschfelder

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Predestination – Matthew Putland

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Water Diviner – Tess Schofield

THE 4TH AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
The winners were announced at the G’Day USA Gala featuring the 4th AACTA International Awards presented by Qantas at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on January 31, 2015.

The Awards were presented by multi-award winner and AACTA President Geoffrey Rush who shared the stage with fellow presenters including Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Debicki, John Travolta, Rachel Griffiths, Jonathan LaPaglia, Rebel Wilson and Russell Crowe.

BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) leads the wins with a total of four wins including BEST FILM, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST DIRECTION (Alejandro G. Iñárritu) and BEST LEAD ACTOR (Michael Keaton). The film, which has received critical acclaim and was named one of the Best Films of 2014 by several organizations including the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review beat fellow BEST FILM nominees including BOYHOOD and THE IMITATION GAME which had received five AACTA nominations each, including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Screenplay.

STILL ALICE’S Julianne Moore picked up the AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress, and is now the frontrunner to sweep the Awards circuit with Golden Globe and SAG Award wins for her portrayal of Alice, a Columbia linguistics professor diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Winners of the 4th AACTA International Awards were announced in Los Angeles on 31 January 2015 at the G’Day USA Gala featuring the 4th AACTA International Awards presented by Qantas. This marks a brand new event format for the AACTA International Awards, and for the G’Day USA Gala, following the announcement of a partnership between AACTA and G’Day USA in December 2014.

 Similarly to Moore, both Golden Globe and SAG Award Winners, J.K. Simmons (WHIPLASH) and Patricia Arquette (BOYHOOD) each picked up their statuettes for the AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.

International Awards served as the centrepiece of the Gala, which also saw Chris Hemsworth honoured by G’Day USA.

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