2010 Australian Film Institute Awards

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2010 Australian Film Institute Awards
Date Saturday, 11 December 2010
Site Regent Theatre
Melbourne, Victoria
Host Shane Jacobson[1]
Highlights
Best Film Animal Kingdom
Most awards Animal Kingdom (10)
Most nominations Animal Kingdom (18)
Television coverage
Network Nine Network
Viewership 270,000[2]

The 2010 Australian Film Institute Awards ceremony, presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), honoured the best Australian Films of 2010 and took place on 11 December 2010 at the Regent Theatre, in Melbourne, Victoria.

The Australian Film Institute announced the nominees competing for awards in forty-eight categories, in feature film, television, short film and documentaries, on 27 October 2010, with Animal Kingdom receiving eighteen nominations, the most any film has received in the awards' history. On the awards night, Animal Kingdom picked up the most awards, with ten, including Best Film.


Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees were announced on 27 October 2010, at the Sydney Theatre, in Dawes Point, New South Wales, by actors Jacki Weaver, Cate Blanchett, Gyton Grantley and Alex Dimitriades.[3] Animal Kingdom received the most nominations, with eighteen, becoming the most nominated film in the awards history.[4] Animal Kingdom received the most awards, with ten, including Best Film, and Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay for David Michôd.[5] Other feature film winners were Bright Star with three, Tomorrow, When the War Began, with two awards, and Beneath Hill 60 with one.[6] Some of the award categories in film, television, documentary and short film genres, for sound, editing, cinematography, music and television programs, were presented one day prior to the awards ceremony.[7]


Winners are listed first and marked in a separate colour, in boldface.

Category Winners
Best Film Animal Kingdom  – Liz Watts
Beneath Hill 60  – Bill Leimbach
Bran Nue Dae  – Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaac
Bright Star  – Jan Chapman and Caroline Hewitt
The Tree  – Sue Taylor and Yaël Fogiel
Tomorrow, When the War Began  – Andrew Mason, Michael Boughen
Best Direction David Michôd – Animal Kingdom
Jeremy Hartley Sim – Beneath Hill 60
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Julie Bertuccelli – The Tree
Best Actor Ben Mendelsohn – Animal Kingdom as Andrew "Pope" Cody
Brendan Cowell – Beneath Hill 60 as Captain Oliver Woodward
James Frecheville – Animal Kingdom as Joshua "J" Cody
Clive Owen – The Boys Are Back as Joe Warr
Best Actress Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom as Janine "Smurf" Cody
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star as Fanny Brawne
Morgana Davies – The Tree as Simone
Charlotte Gainsbourg – The Tree as Dawn
Best Supporting Actor Joel Edgerton – Animal Kingdom as Barry "Baz" Brown
Guy Pearce – Animal Kingdom as Nathan Leckie
Kodi Smit-McPhee – Matching Jack as Finn
Sullivan Stapleton – Animal Kingdom as Craig Cody
Best Supporting Actress Deborah Mailman – Bran Nue Dae as Roxanne
Julia Blake – The Boys Are Back as Barbara
Kerry Fox – Bright Star as Mrs. Frances Brawne
Laura Wheelwright – Animal Kingdom as Nicky Henry
Best Young Actor Harrison Gilbertson – Beneath Hill 60 as Frank Tiffin
Ashleigh Cummings – Tomorrow, When the War Began as Robyn Mathers
Morgana Davies – The Tree as Simone
James Frecheville – Animal Kingdom as Joshua "J" Cody
Best Original Screenplay David Michôd – Animal Kingdom
David Roach – Beneath Hill 60
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Peter and Michael Spierig – Daybreakers
Best Adapted Screenplay Stuart Beattie – Tomorrow, When the War Began
Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins and Jimmy Chi – Bran Nue Dae
Allan Cubitt – The Boys Are Back
Julie Bertuccelli – The Tree
Best Cinematography Bright Star  – Greig Fraser
Animal Kingdom  – Adam Arkapaw
Beneath Hill 60  – Robyn Kershaw and Toby Oliver
The Waiting City  – Denson Baker
Best Editing Animal Kingdom – Luke Doolan
Beneath Hill 60 – Dany Cooper
Bright Star – Alexandre de Franceschi
Tomorrow, When the War Began – Marcus D'Arcy
Best Sound Tomorrow, When the War Began – Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh and Robert Sullivan
Animal Kingdom – Sam Petty, Rob Mackenzie, Philippe Decrausaz, Leah Katz, Brooke Trezise and Richard Pain
Beneath Hill 60 – Liam Egan, Alicia Slusarski, Mark Cornish, Tony Murtagh, Robert Sullivan and Mario Vaccaro
Bran Nue Dae – Andrew Neil, Steve Burgess, Peter Mills, Mario Vaccaro, Blaire Slater, David Bridie and Scott Montgomery
Best Original Music Score Animal Kingdom – Antony Partos and Sam Petty
Beneath Hill 60 – Cezary Skubiszewski
Bran Nue Dae – Cezary Skubiszewski, Jimmy Chi, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Garry Gower, Michael Manolis Mavromatis and Stephen Pigram
Bright Star – Mark Bradshaw
Best Production Design Bright Star – Janet Patterson
Animal Kingdom – Jo Ford
Beneath Hill 60 – Clayton Jauncey
Tomorrow, When the War Began – Robert Webb, Michelle McGahey, Damien Drew and Bev Dunn
Best Costume Design Bright Star – Janet Patterson
Animal Kingdom – Cappi Ireland
Beneath Hill 60 – Ian Sparke and Wendy Cork
Bran Nue Dae – Margot Wilson
Best Visual Effects Daybreakers – Peter and Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers and Randy Vellacott
The Tree – Dave Morley, Felix Crawshaw, Claudia Lecaros and Tim Walker
Tinglewood – Wil Manning
Tomorrow, When the War Began – Chris Godfrey, Sigi Eimutis, Dave Morely and Tony Cole
Members' Choice Award Animal Kingdom  – Liz Watts
Beneath Hill 60  – Bill Leimbach
Bran Nue Dae  – Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaac
Bright Star  – Jan Chapman and Caroline Hewitt
The Tree  – Sue Taylor and Yaël Fogiel
Tomorrow, When the War Began  – Andrew Mason, Michael Boughen
Readers' Choice Award Animal Kingdom  – Liz Watts
Bran Nue Dae  – Robyn Kershaw and Graeme Isaac
Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos  – Nick Giannopoulos and Emile Sherman
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole  – Zareh Nalbandian
Tomorrow, When the War Began  – Andrew Mason, Michael Boughen
International Award for Best Actor Sam Worthington – Avatar as Jake Sully
Simon Baker – The Mentalist, Season 2 as Patrick Jane
Ryan Kwanten – True Blood, Season 3 as Jason Stackhouse
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road as Boy
International Award for Best Actress Mia Wasikowska – Alice in Wonderland as Alice Kingsleigh
Toni Collette – United States of Tara, Season 2 as Tara Gregson
Bojana Novakovic – Edge of Darkness as Emma Charlotte Craven
Naomi Watts – Mother and Child as Elizabeth
Best Feature Length Documentary Contact – Martin Butler and Bentley Dean
Inside the Firestorm – Lucy Maclaren and Alex West
The Snowman – Rachel Landers and Dylan Blowen
Strange Birds In Paradise - A West Papuan Story – Jamie Nicolai and John Cherry
Best Documentary Under One Hour You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family – Ruth Cullen
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia – Dave Morley, Felix Crawshaw, Claudia Lecaros and Tim Walker
Rudely Interrupted – Susie Jones and Benjamin Jones
Surviving Mumbai – Andrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle
Best Documentary Series Liberal Rule - The Politics That Changed Australia – Nick Torrens and Frank Haines
Addicted To Money – Andrew Ogilvie and Andrea Quesnelle
Disable Bodied Sailors – Karina Holden and Nick Robinson
Kokoda – Andrew Wiseman
Best Direction in a Documentary Jacob Hickey – Inside the Firestorm
Amanda Chang – A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia
Martin Butler and Bentley Dean – Contact
Charlie Hill-Smith – Strange Birds In Paradise - A West Papuan Story
Best Cinematography in a Documentary Miracles – Toby Oliver for Episode 1: "Miracle in the Storm"
Disable Bodied Sailors – Nick Robinson for "Episode 3"
Strange Birds In Paradise - A West Papuan Story – Angus Kemp
Surviving Mumbai – Jim Frater
Best Editing in a Documentary Inside the Firestorm – Steven Robinson
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia – Karin Steininger
Contact – Tania Nehme
Surviving Mumbai – David Fosdick
Best Sound in a Documentary Inside the Firestorm – Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith and AJ Bradford
A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia – Brett Aplin, Andrew McGrath, Erin McKimm and Terry Chadwick
Kokoda – David Bridie, Chris Goodes, Ian Grant and Patrick Slater for Episode 1: "The Invasion"
Strange Birds In Paradise - A West Papuan Story – Mik la Vage, Doron Kipen and David Bridie
Best Short Animation The Lost Thing – Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan
Zero – Christopher Kezelos and Christine Kezelos
Best Short Fiction Film The Kiss – Sonya Humphrey and Ashlee Page
Deeper Than Yesterday – Ariel Kleiman, Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler and Anna Kojevnikov
The Love Song Of Iskra Prufrock – Lucy Gaffy and Lyn Norfor
Suburbia – Antonio Oreña-Barlin and Richard Halsted
Best Screenplay in a Short Film Ariel Kleiman – Deeper Than Yesterday
Sarah Shaw and Ian Meadows – A Parachute Falling in Siberia
Trent Dalton – Glenn Owen Dodds
Ashlee Page – The Kiss

Special awards[edit]

Raymond Longford Award
Byron Kennedy Award
Outstanding Achievement in Short Film Screen Craft
  • The Kiss – Nick Matthews for cinematography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darren Devlin (9 December 2010). "Shane Jacobson set for AFI gig". The Advertiser. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ David Knox (6 December 2010). "Australian weekly television ratings: Week 50". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "2010 SAMSUNG MOBILE AFI AWARDS NOMINEES". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Vicky Roach (27 October 2010). "AFI Award nominees announced". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Michael Bodey (12 December 2010). "Ben Mendelsohn and Jacki Weaver popular winners at AFI awards". The Australian. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Alison Savage (14 December 2010). "Animal Kingdom dominates AFI Awards". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  7. ^ AAP Staff (11 December 2010). "Animal Kingdom takes out three AFI awards". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 7 October 2011. 

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