Tony McNamara (writer)
Kilmore, Victoria, Australia
|Known for||The Favourite|
Tony McNamara (born 1967) is an Australian writer for film and television, most notable for his work on medical drama Doctor Doctor and for being the screenwriter of The Favourite, the latter of which earned him a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
McNamara was born in Kilmore and was educated at Assumption College Kilmore. Following careers in catering and finance, McNamara settled on a career as a writer following a visit to Rome. His education consisted of studying writing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Following this, McNamara wrote for various television programmes in Australia, most notably The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way, Tangle and Puberty Blues. In 2015, McNamara directed his second feature film, comedy-drama Ashby starring Mickey Rourke, Sarah Silverman and Emma Roberts.
|1995||Australian Film Institute||Best Screenplay in a Short Film||The Beat Manifesto||Won|
|2003||Australian Comedy Awards||Outstanding Comic Screenplay||The Rage in Placid Lake||Nominated|
|Australian Film Institute||Best Adapted Screenplay||Won|
|AWGIE Awards||Major AWGIE Award||Won|
|Best Screenplay Adaptation||Won|
|Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Adapted Screenplay||Nominated|
|Melbourne International Film Festival||Most Popular Feature Film||Won|
|2007||AWGIE Awards||Best Writing for a Television Series||Love My Way||Won|
|Australian Film Institute||Best Screenplay in Television||Nominated|
|2013||AACTA Awards||Best Screenplay in Television||Puberty Blues||Nominated|
|2014||AWGIE Awards||Best Writing for a Television Series||Nominated|
|2015||AWGIE Awards||Best Screenplay Original||Ashby||Nominated|
|2018||Academy Award||Best Original Screenplay||The Favourite||Nominated|
|Atlanta Film Critics Circle||Best Screenplay||Won|
|BAFTA Award||Best Original Screenplay||Won|
|British Independent Film Awards||Best Screenplay||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Original Screenplay||Won|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Screenplay||Nominated|
|Indiana Film Journalists Association||Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society||Best Original Screenplay||Runner-Up|
|Detroit Film Critics Society||Best Original Screenplay||Nominated|
|Gotham Independent Film Awards||Best Screenplay||Nominated|
- Wilkinson, Alissa (21 November 2018). "The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos on why his films aren't as mean as people say". Vox. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Tony McNamara: author of Offspring". 27 September 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Tony McNamara - AustralianPlays.org". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Playwright takes stock". 9 July 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "The Rage in Placid Lake". 28 August 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Comedy-drama film "Ashby" by Tony McNamara". 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- Bizzaca, Caris (7 September 2016). "CLAUDIA KARVAN ON DOCTOR DOCTOR AND PRODUCING". Screen Australia. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Playing favourites - Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn and Tony McNamara on The Favourite". 30 September 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
- "Australian actress Oscars red carpet moment has a special meaning". Nine.com.au. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.