The FCCA celebrated the films of 2010 at an awards event held at the North Sydney Leagues Club at Cammeray in Sydney. The Awards were hosted by ABC Local Radio’s Rod Quinn, with presenters, Amanda Muggleton, Alice Ansara, Tony Delroy, Anna-Maria Monticelli and Steve
Jacobs among others.
Over 200 people attended the event, which included a Special Acknowledgement Award to composer Cezary Skubiszewski for his continued contribution to Australian cinema. Cezary also won the award for Best Music Score for Bran Nue Dae.
Another highlight of the evening was the presentation of Special Mention awards to two young actors. Lily Bell-Tindley for her role in Lou and Morgana Davies for her role in The Tree.
The major acting awards were dominated by Animal Kingdom, Jacki Weaver fresh from her Oscar® nomination won in the Best Actress Category, and Ben Mendelsohn won Best Actor. Joel Edgerton won Best actor in a supporting role.
Beneath Hill 60 received the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing Awards. The Waiting City received Best Cinematography.
Essie Davis’s performance in South Solitary won Best Actress in a supporting role. Animal Kingdom took home the Best Film & Best Director Awards.
The FCCA also has two categories for overseas films. Best Foreign Language Film was won by Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon and Best Foreign Film in English, was awarded to David Fincher’s The Social Network.
The FCCA Awards are presented by the national body of professional critics in Australia. All members of the organisation vote for these awards. They are presented annually for films released in the previous calendar year. The FCCA is a cultural non-profit organisation.
ANIMAL KINGDOM PRODUCER: LIZ WATTS
DAVID MICHÔD ANIMAL KINGDOM
BEST ACTOR – LEADING ROLE
BEN MENDELSOHN ANIMAL KINGDOM
BEST ACTRESS – LEADING ROLE JACKI WEAVER ANIMAL KINGDOM
LILY BELL-TINDLEY LOU- SPECIAL MENTION
BEST ACTRESS – SUPPORTING ROLE MORGANA DAVIES THE TREE – SPECIAL MENTION
ESSIE DAVIS SOUTH SOLITARY
BEST ACTOR – SUPPORTING ROLE JOEL EDGERTON ANIMAL KINGDOM
BEST SCREENPLAY DAVID MICHÔD ANIMAL KINGDOM- ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
DAVID ROACH BENEATH HILL 60 – ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY DENSON BAKER THE WAITING CITY
BEST EDITOR DANY COOPER BENEATH HILL 60
BEST MUSIC SCORE CEZARY SKUBISZEWSKI BRAN NUE DAE
BEST FOREIGN FILM – ENGLISH LANGUAGE THE SOCIAL NETWORK DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM THE WHITE RIBBON DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HANEKE