AACTA International Awards
Inaugural AACTA International Awards, Los Angeles, 2012
The AACTA International Awards are held annually in Los Angeles and recognise film excellence regardless of geography. The Awards are determined by our AACTA International Chapter, which is comprised of over 140 of Australia’s most recognised filmmakers and executives who vote across seven categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress.
Around half of the AACTA International Chapter are also members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars), and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and include members from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). They come from a range of crafts and have a wealth of local and international experience.
The Awards ceremony attracts Australian and international guests, including actors, filmmakers, studio executives, film distributors and media. Past winners of AACTA International Awards have included Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell and Jacki Weaver.
“We are delighted by the reception the Awards have received from the international community. Australian performers and filmmakers have welcomed having this platform which allows them to take part in the international awards conversation, and to recognise and celebrate Australian talents alongside their international peers.” AACTA President and actor, Geoffrey Rush