2005 Australian Film Institute Awards
|2005 Australian Film Institute Awards|
|Date||25 November 2005 and
26 November 2005
|Site||Waterfront City Pavilion and Melbourne Central City Studios, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Most awards||Look Both Ways (5)|
|Most nominations||Little Fish (13)|
|Most awards||Love My Way (5)|
|Most nominations||Love My Way (6)|
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The 47th Annual Australian Film Institute Awards (generally known as AFI Awards), were a series of awards which included the AFI Craft Awards and the AFI Awards Ceremony. Presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the awards celebrated the best in Australian feature film, television, documentary and short film productions of 2005. The two events were held in Melbourne, Victoria, with the former presentation at the Waterfront City Pavilion, and the latter at the Melbourne Central City Studios, on 25 November and 26 November 2005, respectively. The AFI Awards Ceremony was televised on the Nine Network, with Australian Actor Russell Crowe hosting both this, and the AFI Craft Awards.
Look Both Ways received the most feature film awards with five, including Best Film and Best Direction. Little Fish and The Proposition collected four awards each. The only other winner was Three Dollars with one for Best Adapted Screenplay. In the television categories, Love My Way won five awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Direction and Best Screenplay. MDA was given two awards. Other television winners were Holly's Heroes, John Safran vs God, The Glass House and The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, with one each.
- 1 Ceremony
- 2 Winners and nominees
- 2.1 L'Oréal Paris AFI Award for Best Film
- 2.2 Film Finance Corporation AFI Award for Best Lead Actor
- 2.3 Jan Logan AFI Award for Best Lead Actress
- 2.4 Empire Magazine AFI Award for Best Direction
- 2.5 AFI Award for Best Original Screenplay
- 2.6 AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
- 2.7 AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress
- 2.8 Palace Cinemas AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor
- 2.9 Complete Post AFI Award for Best Editing
- 2.10 AFI Award for Best Original Music Score
- 2.11 AFI Award for Best Production Design
- 2.12 AFI Award for Best Costume Design
- 2.13 AFI Award for Best Sound
- 2.14 Atlab AFI Award for Best Cinematography
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
After poor viewership of the 2004 Awards ceremony, the AFI hired live entertainment promoter Paul Dainty to revamp the event. This included splitting the awards into two separate events: The AFI Craft Awards and the AFI Awards Ceremony, which were held on the 25 November and 26 November, respectively. The Craft Awards were presented for technical achievements in feature films, television and non-feature films. The chief executive of the AFI said the reason behind the split was to give "craft nominees more respect, with their own black-tie event." The decision, however, was met with some criticism from industry members, who felt that they were being undermined and overshadowed by the other non-technical categories. Australian Screen Editors said the "split undermines the uniquely collaborative nature of filmmaking and sent the wrong message for the next generation of filmmakers."
Australian actor Russell Crowe was chosen to host the AFI Craft Awards and the AFI Awards Ceremony. Awards at both presentations were handed out on the 25 November and 26 November, respectively. The latter event received a delayed broadcast on Nine Network at 10:55pm, and a five minute segment dedicated to the Craft Awards was shown. The ceremony drew in an audience of 900,000 viewers. Crowe's work as host, and the AFI's decision to hire Dainty to produce the event was well received by critics. The Age felt Dainty's involvement in the production of the ceremony "was pivotal to the awards' renaissance", adding that splitting the awards "put an end to the drawn-out ceremonies of years past." Michaela Boland from Variety praised Crowe for his "charming [and] funny" performance hosting the show.
Winners and nominees
The nominations were announced by Australian actors Claudia Karvan and Alex Dimitriades on 21 October 2005 at the Wharf Restaurant in Sydney, New South Wales. Leading the feature film nominees was Little Fish with thirteen. Love My Way gained the most television nominations with six.
L'Oréal Paris AFI Award for Best Film
- Look Both Ways, Bridget Ikin
- Little Fish, Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts, Richard Keddie
- Oyster Farmer, Anthony Buckley, Piers Tempest
- The Proposition, Chris Brown, Jackie O'Sullivan, Chiara Menage, Cat Villiers
Film Finance Corporation AFI Award for Best Lead Actor
- Hugo Weaving, Little Fish
- William McInnes, Look Both Ways
- Guy Pearce, The Proposition
- Ray Winstone, The Proposition
Jan Logan AFI Award for Best Lead Actress
- Cate Blanchett, Little Fish
- Saskia Burmeister, Hating Alison Ashley
- Justine Clarke, Look Both Ways
- Frances O'Connor, Three Dollars
Empire Magazine AFI Award for Best Direction
- Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt
- Little Fish, Rowan Woods
- The Proposition, John Hillcoat
- Wolf Creek, Greg McLean
AFI Award for Best Original Screenplay
- Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt
- Little Fish, Jacquelin Perske
- The Proposition, Nick Cave
- Wolf Creek, Greg McLean
AFI Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
- Three Dollars, Robert Connolly, Elliot Perlman
- Hating Alison Ashley, Christine Madafferi
- The Illustrated Family Doctor, Kriv Stenders, David Snell
- The Widower, Lyndon Terracini
AFI Award for Best Supporting Actress
- Noni Hazlehurst, Little Fish
- Tracy Mann, Hating Alison Ashley
- Daniela Farinacci, Look Both Ways
- Kestie Morassi, Wolf Creek
Palace Cinemas AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor
- Anthony Hayes, Look Both Ways
- Martin Henderson, Little Fish
- John Hurt, The Proposition
- Robert Menzies, Three Dollars
Complete Post AFI Award for Best Editing
- Look Both Ways, Denise Haratzis ASE
- Little Fish, Alexandre de Franceschi ASE, John Scott ASE
- The Proposition, Jon Gregory
- Wolf Creek, Jason Ballantine
AFI Award for Best Original Music Score
- The Proposition, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
- Little Fish, Nathan Larson
- Three Dollars, Alan John
- Wolf Creek, Francois Tetaz
AFI Award for Best Production Design
- The Proposition, Chris Kennedy
- Little Fish, Luigi Pittorino
- Look Both Ways, Rita Zanchetta
- Three Dollars, Luigi Pittorino
AFI Award for Best Costume Design
- The Proposition, Margot Wilson
- Hating Alison Ashley, Paul Warren
- Little Fish, Melinda Doring
- Look Both Ways, Edie Kurzer
AFI Award for Best Sound
- Little Fish, Sam Petty, Peter Grace
- Look Both Ways, Andrew Plain, Peter Smith, Toivo Lember
- The Proposition, Tim Alban, Paul Davies, Craig Walmsley
- Wolf Creek, Des Kenneally, Peter Smith, Pete Best, Tom Heuzenroeder
Atlab AFI Award for Best Cinematography
- The Proposition, Benoît Delhomme
- Little Fish, Danny Ruhlmann ACS
- Oyster Farmer, Alun Bollinger
- Wolf Creek, Will Gibson
- AFI AWARDS 2005 – WINNERS
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