AACTA International Awards
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards recognise film excellence regardless of geography, as determined by the 70+ members of our new International Chapter. These chapter members are among the most successful filmmakers our country has ever produced from a cross-section of crafts, and with a wealth of local and international experience.
In addition to promoting the Australian Academy internationally, the AACTA International Awards are important in providing the Australian industry with a forum to recognise the talents of their international peers, just as the achievements of Australian screen performers and practitioners are acknowledged by other international screen organisations, such as AMPAS and BAFTA.
Inaugural AACTA International Awards
The inaugural AACTA International Awards were announced in L.A. in January 2012. Attending recipients included Meryl Streep, awarded the AACTA International Award for Best Actress for her role in The Iron Lady, and cast and crew of The Artist, which received three Awards - Best Film for producer Thomas Langmann, Best Direction, Michel Hazanavicius, and Best Actor, Jean Dujardin.
A star-studded line up of Australian talent also attended the inaugural event, with presenters including AACTA President, Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe.
2nd AACTA International Awards
The 2nd AACTA International Awards were announced in L.A. in January 2013. Attending recipients included cast and crew of Silver Playbook Linings, such as Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver, and the Awards were hosted by Russell Crowe.
Information regarding the 3rd AACTA Awards will be announced in December 2013.