The Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts (AACTA) unveiled the winners of its 10th AACTA International Awards with Carey Mulligan-star Promising young woman winning the best film award. The black comedy thriller is produced by Australian international multi-AACTA award winner Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap Entertainment. Mulligan was also named Best Leading Actress. The late Chadwick Boseman was named Best Leading Actor in Cinema for Ma Rainey’s black background. (See the full list of winners below.)
Nomadland Filmmaker Chloe Zhao became the first woman to receive the AACTA International Award for Best Director, after winning the Best Director and Best Picture – Drama award at the Golden Globes and after starting an awards season with the Lion of gold in Venice last September.
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Aaron Sorkin The Chicago 7 trial won the Best Screenplay in Film and Best Supporting Actor award for Sacha Baron Cohen.
TV side, The queen’s gambit received two of four new global television awards, including Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Series for Anya Taylor-Joy.
The AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Series went to Australian actor Aaron Pedersen for his role as Detective Jay Swan in the drama Outback, Mystery road.
AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said: “Today’s results are a testament to the depth and excellence produced globally in film and television. It is especially special to see Australian powerhouse Margot Robbie behind the scenes of such important work with Promising young woman releasing the best film. To have started his career in Australia on a soap like Neighbors now consolidating his position as one of Hollywood’s most important and influential storytellers is amazing. It’s also wonderful to see an actor like Aaron Pedersen rise up and receive the award for best actor in a series in a category brimming with extraordinary talent.
Employment, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres added: “Sydney is proud to be a major player in the global film and television industry, producing local talent both on screen and behind the scenes, while promoting excellence. on the international scene. The AACTA International Awards have played an important role in this space, while highlighting Sydney’s profile as a premier creative hub.
Here is the full list of winners:
AACTA International Award for Best Film
Promising young woman
AACTA International Award for Best Cinematographic Achievement
Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
AACTA International Award for Best Film Screenplay
The Chicago 7 trial
AACTA International Award for Best Drama Series
The queen’s gambit
AACTA International Award for Best Comedy Series
AACTA International Award for Best Leading Film Actor
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s black background
AACTA International Award for Best Leading Film Actress
Carey Mulligan – Promising young woman
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor in Cinema
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Chicago 7 trial
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress in Cinema
Olivia Colman – The father
AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Series
Aaron Pedersen – Mystery road
AACTA International Award for Best Actress in a Series
Anya Taylor-Joy – The queen’s gambit