'13 Reasons Why,' 'Patti Cake$' Stars to Be Honored at Australians in Film Awards

Katherine Langford (left), Danielle Macdonald

Katherine Langford and Danielle Macdonald will receive the Screen Australia Breakthrough Award at the Oct. 18 ceremony.

The 2017 Australians in Film Awards will honor Katherine Langford of 13 Reasons Why and Danielle Macdonald of Patti Cake$ at its Oct. 18 ceremony, it was announced Tuesday.

Both actresses will receive the Screen Australia Breakthrough Award, which honors Australians who have had major international impact on the screen. Previous winners include Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth and Joel Edgerton. 

Langford garnered attention this year with her portrayal of Hannah Baker on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, which dealt with bullying and teen suicide. 

“I feel very honored to be recognized by Australians in Film and receive the Screen Australia Breakthrough Award for 2017. Growing up, acting felt — at times, like an intangible thing," she said in a statement. "I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to perform, and hope to continue to do good work with great filmmakers.”

Macdonald recently starred in the coming-of-age drama Patti Cake$, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and has upcoming films with Jennifer Aniston and Elizabeth Banks. 

Director Alethea Jones, screenwriter-cinematographer-director Warwick Thornton and musician-actor-comedian-writer-director Tim Minchin will also be honored at the awards ceremony, which will take place at Neuehouse Hollywood with actor Patrick Brammall hosting.

 

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