Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty lead AACTA noms

09 January, 2013 by Brendan Swift

Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty have received the most number of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Award nominations.

Silver Linings Playbook, which stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, received nominations across all five AACTA categories including Best Film. It was followed by historial drama Lincoln and thriller Zero Dark Thirty, which each received four nominations. Ben Affleck's Argo received three nominations while musical Les Misérables and the epic Life of Pi each received two nominations.

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A number of Australians were recognised for their work abroad including actors Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy), as well as Australian writer-director Ben Lewin (Best Direction for The Sessions).

AACTA president Geoffrey Rush said: “As the Australian Academy engages in the international Awards conversation, it’s brilliant to see Australian performers and practitioners nominated alongside international talent for the 2nd AACTA International Awards. Indeed, the talents of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts and Ben Lewin stand on their own and will no doubt be honoured by our international screen peers."

Other international nominees included French actresses Marion Cotillard and Emmanuelle Riva, Taiwanese director Ang Lee, British actor Daniel Day-Lewis, US actor Joaquin Phoenix, and directors Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino.

The AACTA was established by the Australian Film Institute in 2011 and continues the AFI Awards, which were established in 1958. This year’s AACTA Awards Luncheon will be held on January 28 followed by the AACTA Awards Ceremony on January 30.

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

Argo. Chris Terrio
Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino
Lincoln. Tony Kushner
The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson
Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty. Mark Boal

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION

Argo. Ben Affleck
Life Of Pi. Ang Lee
Lincoln. Steven Spielberg
The Sessions. Ben Lewin
Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper. Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis. Lincoln
John Hawkes. The Sessions
Hugh Jackman. Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix. The Master
Denzel Washington. Flight

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain. Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard. Rust and Bone
Nicole Kidman. The Paperboy
Jennifer Lawrence. Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva. Amour
Naomi Watts. The Impossible

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Argo. Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Les Misérables. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi. Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Lincoln. Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook. Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

 

 

 

 

 

 

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