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.
Canadian-New Zealand actor Daniel Gillies ('The Originals') and Philippa Northeast are set to bolster the bulletins of ABC's 'The Newsreader' as filming on season two begins in Melbourne.
The bulletins of 'The Newsreader' are going global, with Entertainment One announcing a slew of high-profile international sales for the ABC series.
"It's been a really tough year. It's nice to sit back and watch a show that feels good; makes you laugh a little bit, makes you cry a little bit."
TV dramas 'Fires', 'New Gold Mountain' and 'The Newsreader' each took home two prizes at yesterday evening's virtual AACTA Industry Awards, as did films 'Nitram', 'The Dry', 'Mortal Kombat' and 'High Ground'.