Another win for Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett has another lead actress trophy to add to her collection for her riveting performance in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
Blanchett took the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International award for best actress in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon local time. AACTA president Geoffrey Rush handed the gong to Cate in the shindig at the Sunset Marquis.
Blanchett has won a host of North American critics’ awards including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto for Blue Jasmine and has been nominated for a BAFTA award.
We’ll know next Friday if she’s in the running for an Academy Award. She won the Oscar for best supporting actress in The Aviator in 2005. She would be the first Aussie actress in history to win two Oscars.
Gravity was named best film and BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón took the trophy for best director at the third annual AACTA International Awards. Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures was among the VFX teams employed on the outer space odyssey.
Director David O. Russell’s American Hustle received the gongs for best screenplay and for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave’s Chiwetel Ejiofor was named best actor and Michael Fassbender best supporting actor.
The awards are determined by the AACTA International Chapter, which consists of more than 80 Australian filmmakers and executives.
Rush said: “The AACTA International Awards are Australia’s international stamp of screen success. They recognise our international counterparts, add an Australian voice to international Academy discussion, and celebrate our fellow Australians working internationally. “
The International Awards were broadcast on Foxtel’s Arena on Sunday night and are being repeated on Monday.
The 3rd AACTA Awards will be presented at The Star Event Centre at a lunch on January 28 and at a ceremony on January 30, the latter broadcast on Network Ten.
3rd AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS NOMINEES AND WINNERS
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
12 YEARS A SLAVE
GRAVITY – WINNER
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
12 YEARS A SLAVE – Steve McQueen
AMERICAN HUSTLE – David O. Russell
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – Paul Greengrass
GRAVITY – Alfonso Cuarón – WINNER
THE GREAT GATSBY – Baz Luhrmann
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
12 YEARS A SLAVE – John Ridley
AMERICAN HUSTLE – Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell – WINNER
BLUE JASMINE – Woody Allen
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
SAVING MR. BANKS – Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Christian Bale – AMERICAN HUSTLE
Leonardo DiCaprio – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 YEARS A SLAVE – WINNER
Tom Hanks – CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Matthew McConaughey – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams – AMERICAN HUSTLE
Cate Blanchett – BLUE JASMINE – WINNER
Sandra Bullock – GRAVITY
Judi Dench – PHILOMENA
Meryl Streep – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – AMERICAN HUSTLE
Joel Edgerton – THE GREAT GATSBY
Michael Fassbender – 12 YEARS A SLAVE – WINNER
Jared Leto – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Geoffrey Rush – THE BOOK THIEF
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins – BLUE JASMINE
Jennifer Lawrence – AMERICAN HUSTLE – WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Julia Roberts – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Octavia Spencer – FRUITVALE STATION