Thomas M Wright backed up his AACTA Award for Best Screenplay earlier in the week with the major prize at the Australian Directors' Guild Awards on Thursday, winning Best Direction in a Narrative Feature Film for 'The Stranger'.
Female directors have taken the lion's share of nominations for this year's Australian Directors' Guild awards, with Sian Davies and Stef Smith each securing three nods and their counterparts dominating the feature film categories.
Shannon Murphy was the big winner at the Australian Directors' Guild (ADG) Awards, recognised for both her feature debut 'Babyteeth' and for her work on 'Killing Eve'.
The 40th anniversary Australian Directors' Guild awards have moved from October to December, with a live, in-person event to be held at the Actor’s Centre in Sydney.
Ben Lawrence took home the main prize – Best Direction in a Feature Film (Budget $1M+) – at last night’s Australian Directors’ Guild (ADG) Awards for his debut narrative feature 'Hearts and Bones'.
First-time feature directors Thomas Wright ('Acute Misfortune'), John Sheedy ('H is for Happiness'), Ben Lawrence ('Hearts and Bones') and Natalie Erika James ('Relic') will vie for the Australian Directors' Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film ($1 million or over) against Sophie Hyde ('Animals') and Wayne Blair ('Top End Wedding').