Australian Academy Announces Nominees for AACTA International Awards

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'The Shape of Water'

Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Alison Janney are among the nominees for the seventh edition of the awards.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts on Tuesday announced the nominees for the 7th AACTA International Awards.

Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, with five nominations each, lead the total of 15 films to receive mentions across seven categories. Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig and Alison Janney are among the acting nominees.

Mirroring the American Film Institute Movie of the Year acknowledgements, the five nominees for best feature are Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Over three-quarters of the nominees received their first AACTA nominations, including: Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) and Australian actress Margot Robbie, who followed her first Golden Globe nomination with her first AACTA International Award nomination for best lead actress for I, Tonya.

“Now in our seventh year, we are delighted to continue celebrating international excellence within the film industry, honouring the world’s best performers, practitioners and productions,” said AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “It’s great to see our International Chapter members adding their uniquely Australian perspective to the conversations, with a number of nominations for Australians who have excelled on the world stage. We are very proud to count these Australian filmmakers among our nominees and I congratulate all the 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 “recognize film excellence regardless of geography.”

Winners of the 7th AACTA International Awards will be announced Friday, Jan. 5, at a ceremony held at The Avalon Hollywood.

A full list of nominees follows.

AACTA International Award for Best Film

Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
I, Tonya – Craig Gillespie
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory
Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
Get Out
– Jordan Peele
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

Judi Dench – Victoria & Abdul
Sally Hawkins – The Shape Of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Abbie
Cornish – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Nicole Kidman – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name
Tom Hardy – Dunkirk
Ben Mendelsohn – Darkest Hour
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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