AACTA Awards

Putting a dent in the AACTA Awards

Aside from sitting in the front row with the popcorn on premiere night, seeing our clients (and friends) get formally acknowledged each year at the AACTA Awards is the most enjoyable moment for the Media & Entertainment Team.

Having assisted with 4 out of the 6 films that were nominated for Best Film, including the ultimate winner “The Nightingale”, it is also a time for us to take stock of what we have accomplished this year as a firm with a unique and long affiliation to the Australian film industry.

The awards represent the highest honour within the industry, and we would like to congratulate each of the following productions on their success:

Hotel Mumbai (2018)

The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

Winner: Best Editing

Nominated: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design

The Nightingale (2018)

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

Winner: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay

Nominated: Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

Ride Like a Girl (2019)

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Nominated: Best Film, Best Lead Actress, Best Original Score

Top End Wedding (2019)

Lauren and Ned are engaged, they are in love, and they have just ten days to find Lauren’s mother who has gone AWOL somewhere in the remote far north of Australia, reunite her parents and pull off their dream wedding.

Nominated: Best Film, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Buoyancy (2019)

14-year-old Chakra is sold as a slave labourer to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel. The captain’s rule on board is cruel and arbitrary.

Winner: Best Indie Film

I Am Mother (2019)

In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Mr Inbetween (2018) – television series

In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays “Ray Shoesmith,” a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a criminal for hire.

Nominated: Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actor, Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama, Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama

…And to all the future award winners and nominees, we look forward to working with you!

This article was written by Media Clerk, Alex Donnan.

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