Nominees unveiled for the 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship
(l-r) Meyne Wyatt, Sean Keenan, Chloe Bayliss, Sara West, Shareena Clanton, Georgia Flood, Harley Bonner.
The 2016 nominees for the annual Heath Ledger Scholarship were unveiled last night in Sydney.
The finalists include Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War of the Damned, Home and Away), Mojean Aria (The Bronx Bull), Natasha Bassett (Hail, Caesar!), Chloe Bayliss (Backtrack), Harley Bonner (Neighbours), Shareena Clanton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow When the War Began, Puberty Blues), Georgia Flood (Home and Away), Sean Keenan (Strangerland), Uli Latukefu (upcoming Alien: Covenant), Sara West (Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, The Daughter) and Meyne Wyatt (Neighbours, Strangerland, The Sapphires).
Heath’s father, Kim Ledger said, "Australian's in Film have encouraged another wonderful group of applicants for the Heath Ledger Scholarship in 2016. I would like to thank all of them, including Matilda and the team at AiF, and further congratulate those excellent aspirants who have managed to make the cut to a final twelve this year."
The winner will be announced June 1 in Los Angeles, chosen by a judging panel that includes Toni Collette, Abbie Cornish, Head of Casting for Paramount Pictures Joseph Middleton (Donnie Darko, The Bourne Identity), producer Basil Iwanyk (The Town, Gods of Egypt, Sicario), casting director Sherry Thomas (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) and Phillip Noyce.