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Nominees Announced for the 8th AACTA International Awards

A STAR IS BORN leads nominations and Nicole Kidman makes history

AACTA has today announced the nominees for the 8th AACTA International Awards, which recognise film excellence regardless of geography across seven categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

A total of 17 films have received nominations this year, with A STAR IS BORN leading the way with five nominations, followed closely by VICE with four.

A STAR IS BORN and VICE compete alongside BLACKKKLANSMAN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and ROMA for Best Film.

Nicole Kidman makes AACTA Awards history as the first actor to be nominated for AACTA International Awards in both Best Lead and Best Supporting Actor or Actress categories in the same year, for DESTROYER and BOY ERASED respectively. The nominations follow Kidman’s Best Supporting Actress win at the domestic AACTA Awards in Sydney last week for BOY ERASED, which saw her become the first actress to win two consecutive Best Supporting Actress Awards (winning in 2017 for LION).

Also receiving nominations following their wins at the domestic AACTA Awards last week are Joel Edgerton (BOY ERASED) and Warwick Thornton (SWEET COUNTRY).

Fellow Australians also receiving nominations are: Hugh Jackman, Best Lead Actor for THE FRONT RUNNER; Toni Collette, Best Lead Actress for HEREDITARY; Margot Robbie, Best Supporting Actress for MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS; and Tony McNamara, Best Screenplay for THE FAVOURITE (nominated alongside Deborah Davis).

“The AACTA International Awards give Australian filmmakers the opportunity to participate in and add their uniquely Australian perspective to the global conversation of screen excellence,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “This year’s nominees truly represent international filmmaking excellence, and we are very proud to see many of our talented Australian practitioners and performers among these nominees. I congratulate all our nominees and wish them every success during the upcoming awards season.”

Winners of the 8th AACTA International Awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Friday 4 January 2019 at an exclusive ceremony held at The Mondrian Hotel.

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