AFI award winners announced

14 December, 2009 by IF

Press release from 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards

The 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards were celebrated on Saturday night in a ceremony at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Over 1,000 members of the film and television industry attended the lavish black tie event, which was hosted by Julia Zemiro and broadcast on the Nine Network.

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The 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures were also held at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on Friday night. In a year hailed as a milestone for Australian film, over 600 members of the Australian film and television industry attended the event which was hosted by Josh Lawson.

Both nights recognised the talent and innovation of artists working in the Australian film and television industry.

The 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Award winners are:

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
 Russell Crowe. State of Play

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
 Toni Collette. United States of Tara. ABC1

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILMMAKING
 Nathan McGuinness. Senior Visual Effects Supervisor. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Terminator Salvation, The Unborn, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

AFI YOUNG ACTOR AWARD
 Marissa Gibson & Rowan McNamara. Samson & Delilah

AFI VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
 Australia. Chris Godfrey, James E. Price, Andy Brown, Rob Duncan

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
 Ray Brown

AFI HIGHEST GROSSING FILM AWARD
 Australia. Marc Wooldridge, Baz Luhrmann, G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan

NEWS LIMITED READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
 Mao’s Last Dancer. Jane Scott

AFI RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD (Presented at the AFI Outstanding Achievement Dinner, August 2009)
 Geoffrey Rush

AFI AWARD FOR SCREEN CONTENT INNOVATION (Presented at the AFI Outstanding Achievement Dinner, August 2009)
 Gallipoli: The First Day. Sam Doust, Meena Tharmarajah, Astrid Scott

TELEVISION WINNERS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION DRAMA
 The Elephant Princess. Jonathan M. Shiff, Joanna Werner. Network Ten

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION
 Figaro Pho. Luke Jurevicius. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
 Review With Myles Barlow. Dean Bates. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
 Spicks and Specks. Anthony Watt. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
 East West 101, Season 2. Kristine Wyld, Steve Knapman. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE, MINI SERIES OR SHORT RUN SERIES
 False Witness. Greg Haddrick, Peter Andrikidis. UKTV

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
 East West 101, Season 2 (Episode 13, Atonement) Peter Andrikidis. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities (Episode 11, The Brotherhood) Kris Mrksa. Nine Network

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Roy Billing. Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities. Nine Network

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Susie Porter. East West 101, Season 2. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Damian de Montemas. Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities (Episode 11, The Brotherhood). Nine Network

AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Anni Finsterer. 3 Acts of Murder. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
 Phil Lloyd. Review With Myles Barlow. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION SCREEN CRAFT
 Luke Jurevicius. Figaro Pho – Creative Excellence

NON FEATURE FILM WINNERS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
 Glass: a portrait of Philip in twelve parts. Scott Hicks, Susanne Preissler

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
 Solo. Jennifer Peedom. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
 First Australians. Darren Dale, Rachel Perkins, Helen Panckhurst. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
 The Choir. Michael Davie

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
 Cracking the Colour Code (Episode 2, Making Colours). Ian Batt, Vincent Fooy. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
 How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer. Zen Rosenthal. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
 Intangible Asset Number 82. Matthew Ferris, Michael Gissing, Andrew McGrath

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
 The Cat Piano. Jessica Brentnall, Eddie White, Ari Gibson

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
 Miracle Fish. Drew Bailey, Luke Doolan

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
 Miracle Fish. Luke Doolan

AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FILM SCREEN CRAFT
 Andrew McLeod. Water – Cinematography

FEATURE FILM WINNERS

AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
 Samson & Delilah. Kath Shelper

SAMSUNG MOBILE AFI AWARD FOR BEST FILM
 Samson & Delilah. Kath Shelper

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
 Samson & Delilah. Warwick Thornton

MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
 Samson & Delilah. Warwick Thornton

MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
 Balibo. David Williamson, Robert Connolly

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
 Samson & Delilah. Warwick Thornton 

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
 Balibo. Nick Meyers ASE

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
 Samson & Delilah. Liam Egan, David Tranter, Robert Sullivan, Tony Murtagh, Yulia Akerholt, Les Fiddess

AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
 Mao’s Last Dancer. Christopher Gordon

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 Australia. Catherine Martin, Ian Gracie, Karen Murphy, Beverley Dunn

AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
 Australia. Catherine Martin, Eliza Godman

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
 Anthony LaPaglia. Balibo

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
 Frances O’Connor. Blessed

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
 Oscar Isaac. Balibo

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
 Rachel Griffiths. Beautiful Kate

Video highlights from the 2009 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures, are available at afi.org.au.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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