'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.

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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.

  • International Award for Best Film

    A Star Is Born
    Bohemian Rhapsody

  • International Award for Best Direction

    A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper
    – Spike Lee
    The Favourite
    – Yorgos Lanthimos
    – Alfonso Cuaron
    Sweet Country
    – Warwick Thornton

  • International Award for Best Screenplay

    A Quiet Place – John Krasinski, Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
    – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    – Anthony McCarten
    The Favourite
    – Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis
    – Alfonso Cuarón

  • International Award for Best Lead Actress

    Glenn Close – The Wife
    Olivia Colman – The Favourite
    Toni Collette – Hereditary
    Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
    Nicole Kidman – Destroyer

  • International Award for Best Lead Actor

    Christian Bale – Vice
    Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
    Hugh Jackman – The Front Runner
    Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

  • International Award for Best Supporting Actress

    Amy Adams – Vice
    Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
    Claire Foy – First Man
    Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased
    Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots

  • International Award for Best Supporting Actor

    Mahershala Ali – Green Book
    Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
    Joel Edgerton – Boy Erased
    Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
    Sam Rockwell – Vice