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FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road impressed the critics, who voted it Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and joint Best Production Design (with Holding the Man).

The presentation was held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Paddington RSL and began with an "In conversation with Oscar Winner and FCCA patron Adam Elliot”. The event was hosted by ABC Local Radio presenter Rod Quinn and included his annual Film Trivia Quiz.

FOXTEL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Mad Max: Fury Road ** Producers: Doug Mitchell, George Miller, P.J.Voeten - WINNER
The Dressmaker Producer: Sue Maslin
Holding the Man Producer: Kylie Du Fresne
Last Cab To Darwin Producers: Lisa Duff, Greg Duffy, Jeremy Sims
Paper Planes Producers: Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney, Maggie Miles
Tanna Producers: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, Carolyn Johnson

BEST CHILDRENS FILM
Paper Planes ** Producers: Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney, Maggie Miles - WINNER
Blinky Bill, The Movie Producers: Barbara Stephen, Hans Bourlon, Jim Ballantine.
Oddball Producers: Sheila Hanahan, Stephen Kearney, Richard Keddie

UNIVERSAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
George Miller ** Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER
Neil Armfield Holding the Man
Jocelyn Moorhouse The Dressmaker
Jeremy Sims Last Cab To Darwin

BEST ACTRESS
Kate Winslet ** The Dressmaker - WINNER
Nicole Kidman Strangerland
Charlize Theron Mad Max: Fury Road
Leeanna Walsman Manny Lewis

BEST ACTOR
Michael Caton ** Last Cab To Darwin - WINNER
Patrick Brammall Ruben Guthrie
Ryan Corr Holding the Man
Sullivan Stapleton Cut Snake

THE MB FILMS AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS - SUPPORTING ROLE
Judy Davis ** The Dressmaker - WINNER
Emma Hamilton Last Cab To Darwin
Ningali Lawford-Wolf Last Cab To Darwin
Sarah Snook The Dressmaker

FILMINK AWARD BEST ACTOR - SUPPORTING ROLE
Mark Coles Smith ** Last Cab To Darwin - WINER
Alex Dimitriades Ruben Guthrie
Anthony LaPaglia Holding the Man
Hugo Weaving The Dressmaker
Hugo Weaving Strangerland

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ACTOR Male & Female
Coco Jack Gillies ** Oddball - Female - WINNER
Ed Oxenbould ** Paper Planes- Male - WINNER
Jeremy Chabriel Partisan

THE ACS AWARD BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
John Seale AM ACS ASC ** Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER
Steve Arnold ACS Last Cab To Darwin
Simon Chapman ACS Cut Snake
Bentley Dean Tanna
Donald McAlpine ACS ASC The Dressmaker

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NFSA
Sherpa ** Director: Jennifer Peedom Producers: Bridget Ikin, John Smithson - WINNER
Putuparri and the Rainmakers Director: Nicole Ma Producers: Nicole Ma, John Moore
Snow Monkey Director: George Gittoes Producers George Gitteos & Lizzette Atkins
Tyke Elephant Outlaw Directors: Susan Lambert, Stefan Moore Producers: Susan Lambert, Stefan Moore
Women He's Undressed Director: Gillian Armstrong Producers: Damien Parer, Gillian Armstrong

BEST SCRIPT/SCREENPLAY
Tommy Murphy ** Holding the Man - WINNER
Blake Ayshford Cut Snake
Robert Connolly, Steve Worland Paper Planes
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy Nico Lathouris Mad Max: Fury Road
Jeremy Sims, Reg Cribb Last Cab To Darwin

THE AGSC AWARD FOR BEST MUSIC
Antony Partos ** Tanna - WINNER
David Hirschfelder The Dressmaker
Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL Mad Max: Fury Road
Daniel Lopatin Partisan
Nigel Westlake Paper Planes

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Colin Gibson ** Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER
Josephine Ford ** Holding the Man- WINNER
Josephine Ford Cut Snake
Roger Ford The Dressmaker

BEST EDITOR
Margaret Sixel ** Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER
Jill Bilcock The Dressmaker
Andy Canny Cut Snake
Dany Cooper Holding the Man
Tania Nehme Tanna

Published February 25, 2016

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