1st AACTA International Awards

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1st AACTA International Awards
Date 27 January 2012
Site Soho House
West Hollywood,
Los Angeles, California
Host No host
Highlights
Best Film The Artist
Most awards The Artist (3)
Most nominations The Artist (4)
Television coverage
Network Nine Network
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The 1st Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards (more commonly known as the AACTA International Awards), were presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a not for profit organisation whose aim is to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television. The Academy, which normally hand out awards to Australian made films, presented awards for the best films of 2011 regardless of geography.

The Artist won three awards, for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. Other winners were The Iron Lady, The Ides of March and Margin Call, with one. The ceremony was presented in segments, during the 2011 AACTA Awards for Australian films, on the Nine Network.

Background[edit]

On 18 August 2011, the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) was established by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), a non for profit organisation whose aim is "to recognise and honour outstanding achievement in the Australian film and television industry."[1] The purpose of the Academy was to raise the profile of Australian film and television in Australia and abroad, and to change the way it rewards talent from its previous jury system, to the more recognised and understood elements of foreign film organisations.[2][3] The president of the awards is Australian actor Geoffrey Rush.[4]

By 8 November 2011, the Academy announced plans for an international awards program, which would hand out awards to films regardless of geography.[5] The winners are determined by a jury of Australian screen practitioners, in five categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress.[6] The nominees were announced at the AACTA Awards Luncheon on 15 January 2011, in conjunction with the Australia Week Black Tie Gala.[7][8][9]

Ceremony[edit]

The awards were presented on 27 January 2012, at a low key event in Soho House West Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California.[10] Awards were given by Australian film personalities Russell Crowe, Bella Heathcote, Liam Hemsworth, Nicole Kidman, Phillip Noyce and Geoffrey Rush.[11] The event was shown in segments during the 2011 AACTA Awards for Australian films, on 31 January 2012 at the Sydney Opera House, which was broadcast on the Nine Network.[12]

Presenters[edit]

Name(s) Role
Nicole Kidman Presenter of the award for Best International Actress
Russell Crowe Presenter of the award for Best International Actor
Phillip Noyce Presenter of the award for Best International Direction
Bella Heathcote
Liam Hemsworth
Presenters of the award Best International Screenplay
Geoffrey Rush Presenter of the award for Best International Film

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[13]

Best Film – International Best Direction – International
Best Actor – International Best Actress – International
Best Screenplay – International

Films with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

The following films received multiple nominations.

The following film received multiple awards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction". 2011 AFI Awards Rule Book. Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Proposed AFI Developments". Australian Film Institute. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Jimenez, Leonardo (20 July 2011). "AFI Give Go Ahead for 'Australian Academy'". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Fulton, Adam (19 August 2011). "AFI is recast with new academy taking a bow". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Chirsty Grosz (27 January 2012). "Australian Academy lauds 'Artist'". Variety. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Daly, Brooke (8 November 2011). "Australian screen industry increases international reach with G’Day USA". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "AACTA - The Awards - Dates". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Maddox, Gary (1 December 2011). "And the winner is ... the AFI". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "AACTA International Award Nominees". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Nauman, Zoe (29 January 2012). "Aussies act as Hollywood hosts at the Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts international awards". The Daily Telegraph (News Limited (News Corporation)). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Simpson, Leah (30 January 2012). "The Wizards of Oz! Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe do their homeland proud at Australian awards ceremony in Hollywood". Daily Mail (Daily Mail and General Trust). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Al-Janabi, Fay (30 January 2012). "The Artist scoops three AACTA international award". Inside film (IF). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "AACTA - Winners and Nominees - 2011". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 1 April 2012. 

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