International Awards


AACTA announced the winners of the 3rd AACTA International Awards on 10 January 2017 at an intimate Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles hosted by AACTA President Geoffrey Rush. The Ceremony was aired on Foxtel’s Arena in Australia on 12 January 2014 at 7:30pm.

The Awards recognize screen excellence regardless of geography across seven categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Australian leading lady Cate Blanchett received the AACTA International Award for Best Actress for her acclaimed performance as Jasmine in Woody Allen's BLUE JASMINE. Cate went on to receive her second Oscar® for the role, making her the first Australian actress in history to be awarded twice by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Visual masterpiece GRAVITY, directed by BAFTA winner and Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón, received the AACTA International Awards for Best Film and Best Direction. The film pushed the known boundaries of cinematography and technologies, with a team of world renowned VFX artists working with Cuarón to realize his extraordinary vision including visual effects supervisor Tim Webber and Australian VFX House Rising Sun Pictures.

AMERICAN HUSTLE, the most nominated film of the 3rd AACTA International Awards, won the AACTA International Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, marking Jennifer Lawrence's second AACTA International Award win.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender received the AACTA International Awards for Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for their performances in 12 YEARS A SLAVE.

Of the Awards, AACTA President, Geoffrey Rush, said:

“The AACTA International Awards are Australia’s international stamp of screen success. They recognise our international counterparts, add an Australian voice to international Academy discussion, and celebrate our fellow Australians working internationally. I congratulate all of this year’s AACTA International Award nominees and winners on their compelling and inspiring work and as always I look forward with anticipation to see if our international peers have concurred with the AACTA International Chapter in this year’s Awards season selection.’’

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