Film Critics’ 2011 nominations announced

08 February, 2011 by IF

Press release from The Publicity Dept.

Animal Kingdom, Beneath Hill 60, Bran Nue Dae, Tomorrow When the War Began and The Waiting City will compete for Best Australian Feature of 2010 at
the FCCA’s celebration of Australian Film to be held on Sunday 13th March 2011 at The North Sydney Leagues Club in Cammeray.


The Film Critics Circle of Australia is the national body of professional film critics in Australia whose aims are to promote excellence and integrity in the art of film criticism and support the advancement of Australian and international film culture. The FCCA is a cultural, non-profit organisation and a member of FIPRESCI – the international body of critics and journalists. The FCCA recognises outstanding achievement in Australian film through the FCCA Annual Awards.

Animal Kingdom leads the nomination count with ten nominations. Beneath Hill 60 and The Waiting City each have eight nominations, Tomorrow When the War Began received five, while Bran Nue Dae and South Solitary received four nominations each.

Lou, Red Hill, Matching Jack and The Tree also picked up nominations. Actor Joel Edgerton has been nominated twice this year, once as Best Actor Leading Role for The Waiting City and also for Best Actor in A Supporting Role — Animal Kingdom.

Composer Cezary Skubiszewski has been nominated twice for Best Score for Bran Nue Dae and Beneath Hill 60.

In addition to celebrating excellence in Australian cinema, the FCCA acknowledges both Foreign Language films and Foreign Films in English at the awards.

The English Language category includes The Social Network, The King’s Speech, Inception and the already much lauded independent film Winter’s Bone.

The Foreign Language section includes a German film, two French films, and an Argentinean film highlighting the variety of foreign films released in Australia.

Host for the Awards night and FCCA Vice President Rod Quinn commented, “This year the key words for the nominations are diversity and difference. The five features nominated in the Best Film category range from the popular adaptation of the much-loved stage musical Bran Nue Dae; the war movie Beneath Hill 60 which drew attention to the fascinating but mostly unknown role that Australian tunnelers played in World War I; the long-awaited big screen version of one of this country’s biggest selling novels for young people, Tomorrow When The War Began; a modern international drama The Waiting City; and the film which brought Jacki Weaver an Oscar nomination and has become an instant crime classic: Animal Kingdom.”

The Awards will be presented at a fun social evening attended by the local film industry, film critics and representatives of the nominated films. The evening will be hosted by ABC Local Radio’s Rod Quinn with a variety of special guest presenters.

Tickets are available for the event @ $5 per head. Bookings should be made by email –








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