Australian Academy Announces Film & TV Nominees for AACTA International Awards

Maria Bakalova – "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
Anya Taylor-Joy – "The Queen's Gambit"” />
Nicole Kidman – "The Undoing"
Gary Oldman – "Mank"
Anthony Hopkins – "The Father"
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced its nominees in the film and newly-created television categories for its 10th AACTA International Awards.
Pete Docter – "Soul"
Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger
David Strathairn – "Nomadland"
AACTA International Award for Best Film
Riz Ahmed – "Sound of Metal"
Typically held in Los Angeles, the 10th annual awards will be presented via a highlights package of acceptance speeches, debuting on AACTA’s YouTube channel Saturday, March 6 AEDT / Friday, March 5 PST.
“2020 was an extraordinary year for the global screen industry. We all experienced varying degrees of lockdowns but one thing that united us all was the enjoyment and escapism we got from film and television and audiences devoured content in astonishing numbers," AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said of the nominees. "Shows like 'Normal People,' 'The Crown,' 'The Mandalorian,' 'I May Destroy You' and 'Schitt’s Creek' were watched across the world and our own productions like 'Mystery Road' stood up alongside the best.”
Saoirse Ronan – "Ammonite"
"I May Destroy You"
Swankie – "Nomadland"
Amanda Seyfried – "Mank"
"Mystery Road"
"The Crown"
"The Mandalorian"
Read the full list of nominees below:
Paul Mescal – "Normal People"
Jason Bateman – "Ozark"
David Fincher – "Mank"
Sacha Baron Cohen – "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Vanessa Kirby – "Pieces of a Woman"
"What We Do in the Shadows"
Catherine O'Hara – "Schitt's Creek"
Olivia Colman – "The Father"
Ben Mendelsohn – "Babyteeth"
AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay in Film
Carey Mulligan – "Promising Young Woman"
"Schitt's Creek"
AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress in Film
Aaron Pedersen – "Mystery Road"
"Sex Education"
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress in Film
AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor in Film
"Promising Young Woman"
AACTA International Award for Best Comedy Series
Daniel Levy – "Schitt's Creek"
AACTA International Award for Best Drama Series
"Promising Young Woman"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
But in 2021, the Australian Academy expanded the awards to include four television awards (best drama series, best comedy series, best actor in a series and best actress in a series). For the past ten years, the AACTA International Awards have honored excellence in film, with awards in seven categories (best film, best direction, best screenplay, best lead actor, best lead actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress).
Chadwick Boseman – "Da 5 Bloods"
AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Series
Chadwick Boseman – "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Hugh Grant – "The Undoing"
"The Father"
Viola Davis – "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
AACTA International Award for Best Direction in Film
"The Queen's Gambit"
Mark Rylance – "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
AACTA International Award for Best Actress in a Series
Cate Blanchett – "Mrs America"
The late Chadwick Boseman earned two nominations posthumously for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" (for which Boseman's co-star Viola Davis was also nominated) and "Da 5 Bloods." Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" leads the film nominations, earning six nods, including best film, best direction in a film and nods for stars Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Swankie. "The Trial of the Chicago 7" follows with five nominations.
Eliza Scanlen – "Babyteeth"
"The Great"
Aaron Sorkin – "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Emerald Fennell – "Promising Young Woman"
Frances McDormand – "Nomadland"
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film
Chloé Zhao – "Nomadland"
Daisy Edgar-Jones – "Normal People"
America’s' Cate Blanchett and 'The Undoing’s' Nicole Kidman also continued to showcase the abounding contribution Australians make to the international screen industry.” He continued, highlighting some nominated Aussies: “Creatives like Margot Robbie who produced the black comedy thriller, 'Promising Young Woman,' Tony McNamara who created 'The Great,' 'Babyteeth’s' Eliza Scanlen and Ben Mendelsohn, 'Mrs.
Nominees for the AACTA International Award for best drama series are "The Crown," "I May Destroy You," "The Mandalorian," "Mystery Road" and "The Queen's Gambit," with  "Afterlife," "The Great," "Schitt's Creek," "Sex Education" and "What We Do in the Shadows" earning top marks in the comedy series category.
"We thought it very important to still shine a light on the best of the global screen industry, give our members the opportunity to have their say too and mark another excellent year of work.” “Even though we can’t hold an event in Los Angeles this year," Trewhella added.
"The Father"

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