The awards presentation (November 18, 2000, Fox Studios, Sydney) is telecast live by
SBS, with a simultaneous netcast on the SBS website. Our own video coverage (for net
viewing from Monday, November 20) starts on the Red Carpet, where Andrew L. Urban welcomes
the nominees, presenters and celebrity guests – the who’s who of the Australian
film and tv industry.
Our cameras follow the night from the media room, where Urban, accompanied by Deputy Editor Louise Keller, interviews the winners in
the bright glow of their success, and some of the celebrity presenters like Deni Hines (who reveals that she wanted to be a mortician before following mum’s microphone cord onto the stage), Kerri-Anne Kennerley and John Polson.
Once all the winners have thanked mum, guests mingle at the upbeat after party –
where Urban talks to revellers and renegades . .
. in fact anyone having a roaring good time.
THE AFI CHANNEL
Red Carpet interviews
The winners backstage
The after party
Listing all the feature film categories.
At a Glance; Full List
The Raymond Longford Award:
producer, for his service to the Australian film industry.
The Byron Kennedy Award: Jointly by
Matt Wheeldon and Gary Doust,
founders of Popcorn Taxi, the weekly forum for
Stephen Jenner and David Barda,
developers of if magazine, a publication for
THE NOMINEES (feature films)
Chopper received the highest number of nominations across all categories (10), closely
followed by Looking for Alibrandi (9) while Better Than Sex and Bootmen both received
nominations in eight (8) categories. Other nominees in various categories are: 15 Amore
(4), A Wreck, A Tangle (1) Innocence (2), Kick (1), Me, Myself, I (4), My Mother Frank
(2), Russian Doll (2), The Magic Pudding (2).
THE ENTERED FILMS
With 25 feature films entered, it is the largest year for AFI voters since the year The
Piano won Best Film in 1992. The Dish was not ready in time for screenings to AFI members,
so has not been entered in this year’s awards.
All feature films entered were screened in each capital city, and all AFI members may vote
for Best Film (it is a condition of voting that all films must be seen). In the craft
categories, members vote according to their professional accreditation.