Tie for best film at FCCA Awards

12 March, 2014 by

Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road and Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket shared the best film honours at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards presented last night.

The Great Gatsby collected four awards followed by The Rocket with 3 and Mystery Road and The Turning with 2 awards each.

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Naomi Watts was named best actress for her role in the little-seen Adoration and Aaron Pedersen was best actor for Mystery Road. Sen was best director.

There was another tie for the supporting actor prize: The Great Gatsby’s Joel Edgerton and Mystery Road’s Hugo Weaving. The Turning’s Rose Byrne was best supporting actress. The Rocket’s Sitthiphon Disamoe was on hand to receive the gong for best young performer.

Best script award went to The Railway Man’s Frank Cottrell Boyce and Andy Paterson. Haydn Keenan's Persons of Interest was named best documentary.

An Acknowledgment Award was presented to actor Tony Barry for his contributions to New Zealand and Australian cinema.

For the first time in its history, the awards were sponsored with naming rights. The event was held at the Paddington RSL.

Winners signified with a (W)

NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS

FOXTEL CRITICS AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The Darkside Producer: Kath Shelper
The Great Gatsby Producers: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Lucy Fisher, Catherine Knapman, Douglas Wick
Mystery Road Producer: David Jowsey (W)
The Railway Man Producers: Chris Brown, Bill Curbishley, Andy Paterson
The Rocket Producer: Sylvia Wilczynski (W)

Universal Pictures Critics Award for Best Director

Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby
Kim Mordaunt The Rocket
Ivan Sen Mystery Road (W)
Jonathan Teplitzky The Railway Man
This Award is sponsored by Universal Pictures

Madman Films Award for Best Documentary

Blush of Fruit Director:JakebAnhvũ
Producers: Kim Nguyễn & Jakeb Anhvũ
The Darkside Director :Warwick Thornton
Producer : Kath Shelper
Fallout Director: Lawrence Johnston
Producers Peter Kaufmann, Lawrence Johnston
In Bob We Trust Director: Lynn-Maree Milburn – Milburn
Producers Lynn-Maree Milburn, Andrew deGroot, Maya Gnyp, Richard Lowenstein
Persons of Interest Director Haydn Keenan (W)
Producer Gai Steele

Pinnacle Films Award for Best Actor

Leonardo Di Caprio The Great Gatsby
Colin Firth The Railway Man
Aaron Pedersen Mystery Road (W)
Sam Worthington Drift

Pinnacle Films Award for Best Actress

Laura Michelle Kelly Goddess
Nicole Kidman The Railway Man
Tasma Walton Mystery Road
Naomi Watts Adoration (W)

Actor & Actress Award Sponsored by Pinnacle Films

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ACTOR

Sitthiphon Disamoe The Rocket (W)
Loungnam Kaosainam The Rocket
Joseph Pedley Satellite Boy
Cameron Wallaby Satellite Boy

BEST SCRIPT

Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson The Railway Man (W)
Kim Mordaunt The Rocket
Ivan Sen Mystery Road
Warwick Thornton The Darkside

The ACS Critics Award for Best Cinematography

Andrew Commis (ACS) The Rocket
Simon Duggan (ACS) The Great Gatsby (W)
Geoffrey Hall (ACS) Drift
Ivan Sen Mystery Road
The Award is sponsored by The Australian Cinematographers Society

BEST MUSIC

Craig Armstrong The Great Gatsby
Bryony Marks &
Joanna Weinberg Goddess
Ivan Sen Mystery Road
Caitlin Yeo The Rocket (W)

BEST EDITING

Martin Connor The Railway Man
Nick Meyers The Rocket
Ivan Sen Mystery Road
Matt Villa, Jason Ballantine,
Jonathan Redmond The Great Gatsby (W)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Annie Beauchamp Goddess
Steven Jones-Evans The Railway Man
Catherine Martin The Great Gatsby (W)
Matthew Putland Mystery Road

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Tony Barry Mystery Road
Joel Edgerton The Great Gatsby (W)
Hugo Weaving Mystery Road (W)
Hugo Weaving The Turning

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Rose Byrne The Turning (W)
Elizabeth Debicki The Great Gatsby
Isla Fisher The Great Gatsby
Magda Szubanski Goddess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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