It seems AACTA voters couldn't help falling in love with the craft behind Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis', with the film picking up seven out of a possible 10 gongs at the Industry Awards - including a history-making cinematography win for Mandy Walker.
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' 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'.
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' and Frances O'Connor's 'Emily', produced by Arenamedia, have received a BAFTA boost, with both biopics well represented in the longlist for the annual film awards.
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.
Gracie Otto's 'Seriously Red', Bunya Productions' 'True Colours', and Phil Noyce’s 'Dead Calm' headline the program for next month's Australian International Screen Forum (AISF), which returns as an in-person event.