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AFI AWARDS 2010 – WINNERS

ANIMALS ARE KING
It’s all agreed, then: Animal Kingdom is the year’s best film, and deserves the top accolades from the AFI in 10 categories; and while big scale animation Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole did not win any awards, its producer Zareh Nalbandian of Animal Logic was awarded the prestigious Byron Kennedy Award for his lifetime of innovation.


Shane Jacobson sang and joked his way through the 2010 AFI Awards at Melbourne’s gracious Regent Theatre as the host of the evening (Dec. 11, 2010), with visiting US actor Willem Dafoe (currently filming The Hunter in Tasmania) joining an all-star Australian cast to present this year’s awards.

In our reviews of Animal Kingdom Published June 3, 2010), Andrew said: “Smouldering with the embers of yesterday’s newspapers with headlines of Melbourne’s underworld killings, Animal Kingdom is a superbly written and crafted crime drama – the kind that Australians are well accustomed to making … for television. It’s a pleasure to see an Australian genre movie in which story and character are given equal importance and are so well defined and delivered.”

And Louise added: “We are kept off balance throughout the journey as James Frecheville’s 17 year old Josh finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into a precariously charged situation that takes him in way above his head. Smart writing and good execution makes this a tense, gripping and edgy thriller.”

ALL THE WINNERS:

AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.

SAMSUNG MOBILE AFI AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
Animal Kingdom. David Michôd.

MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Animal Kingdom. David Michôd.

MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Tomorrow When The War Began. Stuart Beattie.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Ben Mendelsohn. Animal Kingdom.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Jacki Weaver. Animal Kingdom.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Joel Edgerton. Animal Kingdom.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Deborah Mailman. Bran Nue Dae.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Bright Star. Greig Fraser.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
Animal Kingdom. Luke Doolan.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
Tomorrow When The War Began. Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh
Robert Sullivan.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
Animal Kingdom. Antony Partos, Sam Petty.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bright Star. Janet Patterson.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Bright Star. Janet Patterson.
2010

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
Sam Worthington. Avatar.

AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
Mia Wasikowska. Alice in Wonderland.

AFI YOUNG ACTOR AWARD
Harrison Gilbertson. Beneath Hill 60.

AFI VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
Daybreakers. Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers, Randy Vellacott.

AFI RAYMOND LONGFORD AWARD
Reg Grundy

BYRON KENNEDY AWARD
Animal Logic. Presented to Zareh Nalbandian.

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
Contact. Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
You Only Live Twice The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family. Ruth Cullen. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Liberal Rule The Politics That Changed Australia. Nick Torrens, Frank Haines. SBS

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jacob Hickey. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
Miracles Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’. Toby Oliver ACS. ABC1

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Steven Robinson. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
Inside The Firestorm. Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith, AJ Bradford. ABC

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
The Lost Thing. Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
The Kiss. Sonya Humphrey, Ashlee Page.

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
Deeper Than Yesterday. Ariel Kleiman.

AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FILM SCREEN CRAFT
Nick Matthews. The Kiss, Cinematography.

Published December 12, 2010

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

2010 AFI NOMINATIONS
2010 IF AWARDS WINNERS
2010 SCREEN MUSIC WINNERS


David Michôd - Animal Kingdom


Zareh Nalbandian - Byron Kennedy Award INTERVIEW


Sam Worthington - Avatar: AFI International Award for Best Actor


Mia Wasikowska - Alice in Wonderland: AFI International Award for Best Actress


Ben Mendelsohn, Best Actor - Animal Kingdom


Jackie Weaver, Best Actress - Animal Kingdom


Antony Partos, Best Music - Animal Kingdom







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