Feb 082015
 

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The Australian Film Critics Association (of which I am a member) held their annual Film & Writing Awards at ACMI in Melbourne’s Federation Square on Saturday 7 February. The Babadook and Charlie’s Country were the big winners of the evening as a wonderful year of Australian film was celebrated. The Babadook took home four awards – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor; while Charlie’s Country was the winner in three categories – Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.

In a special presentation David Gulpilil was awarded his Best Actor statue on Friday evening during Melbourne’s BlakNite event at Treasury Gardens. Mr Gulpilil was presented the Award by Aaron Pedersen, last year’s AFCA Best Actor winner and he was greatly touched and emotional by the surprise presentation. He dedicated the Award to “the spirit of the country and his family”.

The full list of AFCA Film and Writing Award winners is after the jump.

THE 2015 AFCA FILM AWARD WINNERS

(Nominations and Winners are generated through a two-stage voting process involving all AFCA members.)

BEST FILM
The Babadook – WINNER
Charlie’s Country
Predestination
The Infinite Man
Tracks

BEST DIRECTOR
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook – WINNER
Rolf De Heer – Charlie’s Country
Sophie Hyde – 52 Tuesdays
David Michod – The Rover
Michael & Peter Spierig – Predestination

BEST ACTRESS
Essie Davis – The Babadook – WINNER
Tilda Cobham-Hervey – 52 Tuesdays
Angourie Rice – These Final Hours
Sarah Snook – Predestination
Mia Wasikowska – Tracks

BEST ACTOR
David Gulpilil – Charlie’s Country – WINNER
Don Hany – Healing
Guy Pearce – The Rover
Nathan Phillips – These Final Hours
Angus Sampson – The Mule

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sarah Snook – These Final Hours – WINNER
Noni Hazlehurst – The Mule
Erin James – The Little Death
Gillian Jones – The Rover
Susan Prior – The Rover

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Noah Wiseman – The Babadook – WINNER
Jai Courtney – Felony
Alex Dimitriades – The Infinite Man
Robert Pattinson – The Rover
Hugo Weaving – The Mule

BEST SCREENPLAY
Rolf De Heer & David Gulpilil – Charlie’s Country – WINNER
Matthew Cormack – 52 Tuesdays
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook
Michael & Peter Spierig – Predestination
Hugh Sullivan – The Infinite Man

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ian Jones – Charlie’s Country – WINNER
Natasha Braier – The Rover
Radek Ludczuk – The Babadook
Ben Nott – Predestination
Mandy Walker – Tracks

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
Two Days, One Night – WINNER
Ida
The Great Beauty
Wadjda
Winter Sleep

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)
The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
Boyhood
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nightcrawler
Under The Skin

BEST DOCUMENTARY (local or international)
Jodorowsky’s Dune – WINNER
20000 Days On Earth
All This Mayhem
Finding Vivian Maier
The Missing Picture

WRITING AWARDS

Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Cinema.

Thomas Caldwell
“Anger and Banality in Ghosts… of the Civil Dead”

Award for Writing on non-Australian cinema.

Jake Moody
“Time Enough at Last: The Long History of the Long Film”

Award for Best Review of an individual Australian film.

Alexandra Donald
Review of “The Babadook”

Award for Best Review of an Individual non-Australian film.

Richard S. He
Review of “Boyhood”

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