AACTA has announced the remaining nominations for its February awards, with Warwick Thornton's 'The New Boy' garnering the most nods in film with 12, closely followed by 'Talk to Me' with 11, while with 15 nominations, 'The Newsreader' is the most recognised TV series.
Last weekend saw a variety of new films open at the box office: Bollywood gangster drama 'Animal', 'Trolls Band Together', two concerts in 'Andre Rieu's White Christmas' and 'Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce', and Japan's Godzilla Minus One. Yet it was 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes', in its third frame, that drew the largest audience, surpassing last weekend's no. 1, 'Napoleon'.
'Carmen', 'Foe', 'Limbo', 'Shayda', 'Streets of Colour' and 'The Royal Hotel' will contend for Feature Film Production of the Year at next year's Screen Producers Australia Awards, to be held on the final night of Screen Forever on the Gold Coast.
When Kitty Green first watched Peter Gleeson's 2017 documentary 'Hotel Coolgardie', she was immediately intrigued by the subject matter, leading her to write her second narrative feature, 'The Royal Hotel'.
Brisbane International Film Festival is set to close with the Australian premiere of Taika Waititi's 'Next Goal Wins', starring Michael Fassbender.
Critics have hailed Kitty Green's 'The Royal Hotel' as an "even deeper" and "pulpier and more explosive" look at toxic masculinity than her 2019 #MeToo thriller 'The Assistant', with many drawing comparisons between the film and Ted Kotcheff's 1971 classic 'Wake in Fright'.