AFI Awards countdown begins
[Press Release by Kerry O’Brien Publicity]
In nine days the cream of Australia’s film and television industry will flock to Melbourne to join the Australian Film Institute in celebrating its 50th anniversary at the L’Oréal Paris 2008 AFI Awards.
This 50th anniversary celebration will be held at Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre on Saturday December 6 and will be broadcast on the Nine Network at 9.30pm that evening.
Hosted by AFI Award recipient Stephen Curry, this year’s ceremony promises to be a glittering celebration of 50 years of Australian film and television. The telecast will feature a red carpet arrivals package hosted Julia Zemiro.
The L’Oréal Paris 2008 AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures will take place the previous evening at the Princess Theatre and will be hosted by Julia Zemiro.
Over the two nights, 45 awards will be handed out in the Feature Film, Non Feature and Television categories.
The star-studded line-up of guests, confirmed to attend the L’Oréal Paris 2008 AFI Awards on Dec 6 include:
Eric Bana Guy Pearce Hugo Weaving
Dr George Miller Adam Elliot Damian Walshe-Howling
Alex Dimitriades Chris Lilley Gyton Grantley
Rebecca Gibney Susie Porter Daniel MacPherson
Kat Stewart Vince Colosimo Emma Lung
Saskia Burmeister Veronica Sywak Fred Schepisi
Nash Edgerton Alison Whyte Diana Glenn
Bojana Novakovic Kodi Smit-McPhee The Hon Tim Holding
Nathan Phillips Adam Zwar Damien Richardson
Martin Sacks Julia Zemiro Madeleine West
Tom Green Don Hany Angus Sampson
David Roberts Leeanna Walsman Wayne Hope
Robyn Butler Erik Thomson Les Hill
Rhys Wakefield The Hon Gavin Jennings Michael Caton
Kerry Armstrong Danielle Catanzariti Steve Bisley
William McInnes Sarah Watt Rebel Penfold-Russell
Noni Hazlehurst The Hon Lynne Kosky Brian Nankervis
The Hon Peter Garrett Amanda Muggleton Bud Tingwell
John Jarratt Kestie Morassi Shane Bourne
Rebecca Massey Josh Lawson Adam Hills
Darren Glishenan Nadine Garner Michael Hirsh
Rob Sitch Santo Cilauro Angus McLaren
The L’Oréal Paris 2008 AFI Awards recognise excellence and success in both the film and television industry.
The nominees announced last month to take out the coveted L’Oréal Paris AFI Award for Best Film are The Black Balloon, The Jammed, The Square and Unfinished Sky. In total, The Black Balloon received 11 nominations, Unfinished Sky 10 nominations and The Jammed and The Square 7 nominations each.
The L’Oréal Paris 2008 AFI Awards, celebrating 50 years of pride and passion will take place at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Saturday 6 December and will be televised on the Nine Network at 9.30pm.
The L’Oréal Paris AFI Industry Awards presented by Digital Pictures will take place at the Princess Theatre on Friday 5 December.