'A Star Is Born' Leads Australian Academy International Nominees

12:04 PM 12/11/2018

by Katherine Schaffstall

A total of 17 films earned nominations, with 'Vice' nabbing four nods.

'A Star Is Born'
'A Star Is Born'
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 8th AACTA International Awards.

A total of 17 films earned nominations, with A Star Is Born in the lead with five mentions. Vice closely follows with four noms.

BlackKklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma will vie with A Star is Born and Vice in the best film category.

Nicole Kidman is the first actor in AACTA Awards history to be nominated in two categories for different projects in the same year. She is nominated in the best lead and best supporting actor or actress categories for her work in Destroyer and Boy Erased, respectively.

“The AACTA International Awards give Australian filmmakers the opportunity to participate in and add their uniquely Australian perspective to the global conversation of screen excellence,” AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said in a statement. “This year’s nominees truly represent international filmmaking excellence, and we are very proud to see many of our talented Australian practitioners and performers among these nominees. I congratulate all our nominees and wish them every success during the upcoming awards season.”

The AACTA International Award winners are determined by over 150 Australian filmmakers and executives who honor the best non-Australian movies of the year.

Winners of the 8th AACTA International Awards will be announced Jan. 4 at an exclusive ceremony held at The Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles.

A list of nominees follows.