Justin Kurzel’s 'Nitram' dominated the feature film categories at Wednesday's AACTA ceremony, winning eight awards, while the ABC’s 'The Newsreader' led the pack for television with five.
Leah Purcell is the first Australian to be awarded the Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) after being recognised for 'The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson'.
Essie Davis and Leah Purcell will battle it out in the best performance by an actress category at next month's Asia Pacific Screen Awards, while 'Nitram' lead Caleb Landry Jones and Australian/Afghan film 'When Pomegranates Howl' are also among the nominees.
Justin Kurzel's 'Nitram' has added another award to its festival run, crowned the winner of the $100,000 CinefestOZ film prize on Saturday evening.
Justin Kurzel's 'Nitram' left an indelible impression on critics following its premiere at Cannes Film Festival on Friday, with many singling out the film's tone and performances for praise.
Leah Purcell’s 'The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson', Justin Kurzel’s 'Nitram', anthology feature drama 'Here Out West', and Jennifer Peedom's 'River' will each compete for CinefestOz's $100,000 Film Prize.