Australians in Film (AiF) has announced it will honour actor Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Jack Reacher) and director Garth Davis (Top of the Lake, Lion) with Breakthrough Awards at the upcoming AIF Awards and Benefit Dinner in LA.
The AiF Awards and Benefit Dinner is aimed at supporting the organisation’s goals of ushering Australian filmmakers into the international market and providing career development. This years’ event, to be held October 19 at the NeueHouse Hollywood, will be hosted by Tim Minchin.
The Foxtel Breakthrough Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate rising Australian talent. Previous honourees include fellow Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Debicki, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton, James Wan and Ryan Kwanten.
“The AiF Awards began as the Breakthrough Awards in 2005. It was a very intimate affair in Beverly Hills where we honoured Melissa George and Robert Luketic. The awards and the organisation have grown considerably since then, and this year is going to be another terrific year with Tim Minchin hosting at the old CBS broadcasting studios – which is now the gorgeous new club, NeueHouse in Hollywood,” said AiF president Kate Marks.
“Jai and Garth are worthy honourees of the Foxtel Breakthrough Award. Both are incredibly talented and in demand both internationally and in Australia. We look forward to celebrating their achievements.”