The Dressmaker earns ten nominations as FCCA unveil award nominations

01 February, 2016 by Staff Writer

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker.


The Film Critics Circle of Australia, the national body of film reviewers, critics and writers, has unveiled the nominations for their annual awards.

The Dressmaker has garnered ten nominations while Last Cab to Darwin and Mad Max: Fury Road each received eight nominations. 

Neil Armfield's Holding the Man earned seven nominations, Paper Planes and Cut Snake each have five, while Tanna received four.

"The spread of nominees from heralded blockbusters to small-scale independents highlights the diversity of Australian cinema", FCCA President Russell Edwards said. 

"As the country's most important critical body looking at movies, we at the Film Critics Circle of Australia are pleased to be able to not only salute the box office, but also celebrate the innovative spirit". 

The nominees for best director are Neil Armfield, George Miller, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Jeremy Sims. 

Nicole Kidman (Strangerland), Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) Leeanna Walsman (Manny Lewis) and Kate Winslet (The Dressmaker) are nominated for Best Actress, while Patrick Brammall (Ruben Guthrie), Michael Caton (Last Cab to Darwin), Ryan Corr (Holding the Man) and Sullivan Stapleton (Cut Snake) are the nominees for Best Actor.

The annual awards will be held on February 23 at the Paddington Woollahra RSL, Oxford Street, Sydney.

The evening will lead off with a special event: In Conversation with Academy Award Winner Adam Elliot, the FCCA's patron.

For a full list of the nominees across all categories click here.