Baz Luhrmann’s 'Faraway Downs', a six-part series cut from his 2008 film 'Australia', expands the story of English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman), who travels halfway across the world to confront her wayward husband and sell an unusual asset: Faraway Downs, a million-acre cattle ranch in the Australian outback.
Husband and wife duo Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin will be presented with the Chauvel Award at this year's Gold Coast Film Festival.
There are only a few extended families that can lay claim to multiple Oscar nominees, but the Villa and Pashley family is one, with both editor Matt Villa and sound designer Wayne Pashley up for 'Elvis'. In this in-depth interview, the pair describe their experiences working with Baz Luhrmann, each other and their craft.
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' has taken home four BAFTA Awards, recognising the film's casting, costume design, hair and makeup and lead actor Austin Butler, while Cate Blanchett snared the leading actress prize for 'Tár'.
Leah Purcell's 'The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson' leads the nominees for the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) Awards, which will be held later this year.
Eight was the lucky number for Australian hopes at this year's Academy Awards nominations, representing not only the tally of nods for Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' but also the amount of times Cate Blanchett has now been up for acting awards.
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' is the third most nominated film for this year's BAFTAs with nine nods, while Cate Blanchett and Greig Fraser are also in the mix.