The nominees for the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards have just been revealed and really, who needs the Oscars?!
Leading the pack in the film categories is Bruce Beresford’s period drama Ladies In Black which has been nominated for 11 awards including Best Film, Best Director, two for Best Lead Actress (Julia Ormond and Angourie Rice) and Supporting Actress (Noni Hazlehurst).
Mystery Road and Riot lead the television nominations with 11 nominations each.
Hannah Gadsby has also picked up another two nominations for Nanette including Best Comedy Program and Best Performance in a Television Comedy. Just last month Gadsby stole the show at the Emmy's when presenting the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, with social media immediately lighting up and many wishing was hosting the event. Read the story here.
Speaking about the awards, AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said, “AFI | AACTA has been celebrating our industry and its immense talent since the first AFI Awards in 1958, where 10 awards were presented.
"60 years on, we have 395 individuals from 105 productions competing for a total of 54 Awards, recognising excellence across all industry sectors, including feature film, television, documentary, short film, online, visual effects and animation.
“We’re thrilled to see such a wealth of screen talent recognised at this year’s Awards – from some of the earliest AFI Award winners to many emerging and early-career practitioners – and we look forward to celebrating their fine achievements, as well as our 60th Anniversary as the longest standing national screen culture and industry development organisation at the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel in Sydney.”
Winners will be announced across 2 events, with an Industry Luncheon on Monday 3 December, and the AACTA Awards on Wednesday 5 December.
Check out the full list of nominees across both film and television here.