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Nominees announced for AACTA International Awards

Dec 18, 2023

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is honoured to announce its nominees for the 13th AACTA International Awards. These awards recognise the most outstanding film and television productions of the past year, as determined by Australia’s leading filmmakers and content creators.

The winners will be announced on Saturday,  Feb. 10 at the 2024 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group, set to be held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Six feature films dominate the seven film categories, with Oppenheimer leading the race. It collects six nominations, including Best Film. Barbie and Killers of the Flower Moon each picked up five nominations, including Best Film, followed closely by Maestro and American Fiction, with four nominations each. Bradley Cooper earns three nominations for his work on Maestro including Best Lead Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Direction. Poor Things‘ and American Fiction round out the nominees for Best Film.

Cate Blanchett received her second AACTA nomination for her performance in Warwick Thornton’s The New Boy. Fellow Australians also receiving nominations include Margot Robbie (Barbie), Jacob Elordi (Saltburn), Sarah Snook (Succession), and Best Screenplay nominee Tony McNamara (Poor Things).

In the small screen categories, Succession received the most recognition with five nominations across four categories, followed by The Last of Us, which picked up three nominations. Beef, The Crown, and Yellowjackets round out the nominees for Best Drama Series. In the Best Comedy Series category, Only Murders in the Building, Sex Education, Ted Lasso, The Bear, and The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel received nominations.

Succession received four acting nominations for Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen, Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey each earned an acting nomination for their respective performances in The Last of Us, while Yellowstone spin-off 1923 was also recognised with Helen Mirren earning a nomination for Best Actress in a Series.

The AACTA International Award Winners will be announced at the 2024 AACTA Awards ceremony, presented by Foxtel Group, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

The 2024 AACTA Awards ceremonies will form part of AACTA Festival, a four-day celebration of Australia’s vibrant screen industry. With more than 70 events, the AACTA Festival will present a dynamic array of panels, meet-and-greets, screenings and activities, offering a place for the Australian screen industry to connect from Feb. 8-11, 2024. The AACTA Festival will be held at the Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast, a destination renowned for its beauty and vibrant cultural scene.

The 2024 Aacta nominations

Best Film
Of An Age
Sweet As
Talk to Me
The New Boy
The Royal Hotel

Best lead actress in film
Zar Amir Ebrahimi – Shayda
Shantae Barnes-Cowan – Sweet As
Cate Blanchett – The New Boy
Julia Garner – The Royal Hotel
Sarah Snook – Run Rabbit Run
Sophie Wilde – Talk to Me

Best lead actor in film
Elias Anton – Of An Age
Simon Baker – Limbo
Thom Green – Of An Age
Phoenix Raei – The Rooster
Aswan Reid – The New Boy
Osamah Sami – Shayda

Best TV drama
Bay Of Fires
Black Snow
Erotic Stories
Love Me
The Newsreader

Best narrative comedy series
Colin from Accounts
Gold Diggers

Best miniseries
Bad Behaviour
In Our Blood
Safe Home
The Clearing
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
While The Men Are Away

Lead actress in a drama
Kate Box – Erotic Stories
Aisha Dee – Safe Home
Bojana Novakovic – Love Me
Teresa Palmer – The Clearing
Anna Torv – The Newsreader
Sigourney Weaver – The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

Lead actor in a drama
Tim Draxl – In Our Blood
Travis Fimmel – Black Snow
Joel Lago – Erotic Stories
Sam Reid – The Newsreader
Richard Roxburgh – Bali 2002
Hugo Weaving – Love Me

Best acting in a comedy
Celeste Barber – Wellmania
Kate Box – Deadloch
Patrick Brammall – Colin from Accounts
Harriet Dyer – Colin from Accounts
Kitty Flanagan – Fisk
Nina Oyama – Deadloch
Helen Thomson – Colin from Accounts
Julia Zemiro – Fisk

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