‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘Lady Bird’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ lead AACTA International noms 

13 December, 2017 by Staff Writer

‘Call Me By Your Name’ (photo courtesy Sony Pictures Australia). 

A total of 15 films will duke it out at next year’s AACTA International Awards, with Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leading the pack with five nominations each.

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All three will compete for Best Film alongisde Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

Among the Aussie nominees are Margot Robbie, who is up for Best Lead Actress for her portrayal of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. The announcement follows on from her Golden Globe nomination for the performance yesterday.

The film’s director and fellow Aussie, Craig Gillespie will compete for the Best Direction gong against Guadagnino, Nolan, Gerwig and del Toro.

Nicole Kidman, who last week won two awards at AACTAs local event, is up for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in psychological horror The Killing of a Sacred Deer. It is Kidman’s second consecutive nomination in the category, having won last year for Lion.

Hugh Jackman is also up for Best Lead Actor for Logan, Ben Mendelsohn Best Supporting Actor for Darkest Hour and Abbie Cornish Best Supporting Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

“Now in our seventh year, we are delighted to continue celebrating international excellence within the film industry, honouring the world’s best performers, practitioners and productions,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella.

“It’s great to see our International Chapter members adding their uniquely Australian perspective to the conversations, with a number of nominations for Australians who have excelled on the world stage. We are very proud to count these Australian filmmakers among our nominees and I congratulate all the nominees and wish them every success during the upcoming Awards season.”

The ceremony will be held January 7 at the The Avalon Hollywood and will be screened on Foxtel. 

The full list of nominees:

AACTA International Award for Best Film

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
  • DUNKIRK
  • LADY BIRD
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – Luca Guadagnino
  • DUNKIRK – Christopher Nolan
  • I, TONYA – Craig Gillespie
  • LADY BIRD – Greta Gerwig
  • THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – James Ivory
  • DUNKIRK – Christopher Nolan
  • GET OUT – Jordan Peele
  • LADY BIRD – Greta Gerwig
  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – Martin McDonagh

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

  • Judi Dench – VICTORIA & ABDUL
  • Sally Hawkins – THE SHAPE OF WATER
  • Frances McDormand – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • Margot Robbie – I, TONYA
  • Saoirse Ronan – LADY BIRD

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

  • Timothée Chalamet – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – PHANTOM THREAD
  • Hugh Jackman – LOGAN
  • Daniel Kaluuya – GET OUT
  • Gary Oldman – DARKEST HOUR

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige – MUDBOUND
  • Abbie Cornish – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
  • Allison Janney – I, TONYA
  • Nicole Kidman – THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
  • Laurie Metcalf – LADY BIRD

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe – THE FLORIDA PROJECT
  • Armie Hammer – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
  • Tom Hardy – DUNKIRK
  • Ben Mendelsohn – DARKEST HOUR
  • Sam Rockwell – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

 

 

 

 

 

 

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