AFCA unveils film award nominees, writing winners

15 February, 2012 by IF

Press release from AFCA

In a year where the quality of writing was of an exceptionally high standard, the winners of the 5th annual Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Film Writing Awards have been selected.

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Judged by Alan Finney (Chair of AFI), Professor Deb Verhoeven (Chair & Professor of Media & Communication at Deakin University) and Richard Sowada (Head of Film Programs, ACMI), the results are as follows:

Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film
WINNER: Rebecca Harkins-Cross
“Who's Afraid of the Working Class? We Are”

Award for Writing on Non-Australian Film
WINNER: Jake Wilson
“Islands and Ghosts: Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer”

Award for a Review of an individual Australian Film
WINNER: Alice Tynan
“Griff The Invisible”

Award for a Review of an individual Non-Australian film
WINNER: Josh Nelson
“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”

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2012 AFCA FILM AWARDS
NOMINEES:

BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM
The Eye Of The Storm
Mrs Carey’s Concert
Oranges And Sunshine
Sleeping Beauty
Snowtown

BEST OVERSEAS FILM (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)
Drive
The Guard
Melancholia
Take Shelter
The Tree Of Life

BEST OVERSEAS FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)
Certified Copy
In A Better World
Incendies
Pina
The Skin I Live In

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Bill Cunningham New York
Mrs Carey’s Concert
Pina
Project Nim
Senna

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Henshall – Snowtown
Willem Dafoe – The Hunter
Matthew Newton – Face To Face
Geoffrey Rush – The Eye Of The Storm
Hugo Weaving – Oranges And Sunshine
David Wenham – Oranges And Sunshine

BEST ACTRESS
Emily Browning – Sleeping Beauty
Judy Davis – The Eye Of The Storm
Louise Harris – Snowtown
Charlotte Rampling – The Eye Of The Storm
Emily Watson – Oranges And Sunshine

BEST DIRECTOR
Brendan Fletcher – Mad Bastards
Justin Kurzel – Snowtown
Julia Leigh – Sleeping Beauty
Daniel Nettheim – The Hunter
Fred Schepisi – The Eye Of The Storm

BEST SCREENPLAY
Alison Addison – The Hunter
Shaun Grant – Snowtown
Julia Leigh – Sleeping Beauty
Judy Morris – The Eye Of The Storm
Michael Rymer – Face To Face
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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