'Roma' Wins Top Prize at Australian Academy's International Awards

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Nicole Kidman won best supporting actress for 'Boy Erased' following her AACTA Australia win last month.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma continues to build buzz around its awards season credentials, after winning the top two prizes at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts' (AACTA) International Awards on Friday.

The critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical drama, made for Netflix, won best film while Cuaron took out the award for best director.

Nicole Kidman doubled down on her AACTA win for best supporting actress for Boy Erased, winning the International award in the same category for the same film.

Also winning two awards was Yorgos Lanthimos' period drama, The FavouriteBritish star Olivia Colman took home the award for best lead actress, and writers Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara won for best screenplay.

The remaining two performance awards went to first-time AACTA award winners Rami Malek, who won best lead actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Mahershala Ali, who won best supporting actor for his performance as jazz pianist and composer Don Shirley in Green Book.

Roma and the The Favourite shut out A Star Is Born, which had led the awards’ nominations with five, and Vice, which had picked up four. Neither film received any of the seven awards that were offered at the ceremony held Friday night at LA’s Mondrian Hotel.

Cuaron, who won the awards for best film and best director in 2014 for Gravity, now holds the record for the most AACTA International Award wins by an individual.

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