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Wednesday 27th October 2010

Australian Film Institute (AFI) Film Awards Nominations for 2010
Jacki Weaver joined fellow actors Alex Dimitriades, Gyton Grantley and AFI Ambassador Cate Blanchett, at the Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay today to announce the nominees for the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards, recognising the cream of the crop of Australian film and television in what was an exceptionally competitive field for 2010.

2010 AFI AWARDS NOMINEES
AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
 Simon Baker. The Mentalist, Season 2. Nine Network
 Ryan Kwanten. True Blood, Season 3. Showcase
 Kodi SmitMcPhee. The Road
 Sam Worthington. Avatar
AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
 Toni Collette. United States of Tara, Season 2. ABC1
 Bojana Novakovic. Edge of Darkness
 Mia Wasikowska. Alice in Wonderland
 Naomi Watts. Mother and Child
AFI YOUNG ACTOR AWARD
 Ashleigh Cummings. Tomorrow When The War Began
 Morgana Davies. The Tree
 James Frecheville. Animal Kingdom
 Harrison Gilbertson. Beneath Hill 60
AFI VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD
 Daybreakers. Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers, Randy Vellacott
 The Tree. Dave Morley, Felix Crawshaw, Claudia Lecaros, Tim Walker
 Tinglewood. Wil Manning
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Chris Godfrey, Sigi Eimutis, Dave Morley, Tony Cole
TELEVISION NOMINEES
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION DRAMA
 Dance Academy. Joanna Werner ABC
 Dead Gorgeous. Ewan Burnett, Margot McDonald. ABC
 Lockie Leonard. Kylie Du Fresne. Nine Network
 My Place. Penny Chapman. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION
 dirtgirlworld. Cate McQuillen. ABC
 Erky Perky. Kristine Klohk, Barbara Stephen, Tracy Lenon. Seven Network
 The Legend Of Enyo. Avrill Stark, Michael Christensen. Seven Network
AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES
 Lowdown. Nicole Minchin, Amanda Brotchie, Adam Zwar. ABC
 Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. Dean Bates. ABC
 Wilfred II. Jenny Livingston, Tony Rogers, Adam Zwar, Jason Gann. SBS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES
 The Gruen Transfer, Series 3. Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell. ABC1
 Hungry Beast, Series Two. Andrew Denton, Andy Nehl. ABC1
 MasterChef Australia. Margaret Bashfield, Judy Smart, Caroline Spencer. Network Ten
 Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation. Peter Beck. Network Ten
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AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES
 The Circuit, Series 2. Ross Hutchens, Colin South. SBS
 Rush, Season 3. John Edwards, Mimi Butler. Network Ten
 Spirited. Claudia Karvan, Jacquelin Perske, John Edwards. W
 Tangle, Season 2. John Edwards, Imogen Banks. Showcase
AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEFEATURE, MINI SERIES OR SHORT RUN SERIES
 A Model Daughter: The Killing Of Caroline Byrne. Karl Zwicky. Network Ten
 Hawke. Richard Keddie. Network Ten
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN TELEVISION
 Dance Academy  Episode 2, ‘Week Zero’. Jeffrey Walker. ABC
 Hawke. Emma Freeman. Network Ten
 Rush, Season 3  Episode 308, ‘Train’. Grant Brown. Network Ten
 Tangle, Season 2  Episode 16, ‘Lost and Found’. Emma Freeman. Showcase
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN TELEVISION
 Hawke. Glen Dolman. Network Ten
 Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2  Episode 6, ‘Happiness, Escapism, Acceptance’.
Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd. ABC
 Tangle, Season 2  Episode 15, ‘Sleepwalking’. Fiona Seres. Showcase
 Wilfred II – Episode 7, ‘Dog Star’. Jason Gann, Adam Zwar. SBS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Garry McDonald. A Model Daughter: The Killing Of Caroline Byrne. Network Ten
 Corey McKernan. Lockie Leonard. Nine Network
 Aaron Pedersen. The Circuit, Series 2. SBS
 Richard Roxburgh. Hawke. Network Ten
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Cheree Cassidy. Underbelly: The Golden Mile  Episode 7, ‘Full Force Gale’. Nine Network
 Justine Clarke. Tangle, Season 2. Showcase
 Poppy Lee Friar. Dead Gorgeous. ABC
 Catherine McClements. Tangle, Season 2. Showcase
AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Damien Garvey. Underbelly: The Golden Mile  Episode 10, ‘Hurt on Duty’. Nine Network
 Rhys Muldoon. Lockie Leonard  Episode 11, ‘Snake Hide Oil. Nine Network
 John Waters. Offspring. Network Ten
 Ben Winspear. My Place  Episode 5, ‘1968 Sofia’. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST GUEST OR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
 Linda Cropper. Satisfaction, Season 3  Episode 8, ‘Not Vanilla’. Showcase
 Sacha Horler. Hawke. Network Ten
 Asher Keddie. Hawke. Network Ten
 Deborah Mailman. Offspring. Network Ten
AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
 Paul Denny. Lowdown. ABC
 Jason Gann. Wilfred II. SBS
 Phil Lloyd. Review With Myles Barlow, Season 2. ABC
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NONFEATURE FILM NOMINEES
AFI AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
 Contact. Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. ABC1
 Inside The Firestorm. Lucy Maclaren, Alex West. ABC
 The Snowman. Rachel Landers, Dylan Blowen.
 Strange Birds In Paradise  A West Papuan Story. Jamie Nicolai, John Cherry.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR
 A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Sharyn Prentice, Marianne Latham, Lavinia Riachi. ABC
 Rudely Interrupted. Susie Jones, Benjamin Jones. ABC1
 Surviving Mumbai. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle. ABC
 You Only Live Twice  The Incredibly True Story Of The Hughes Family. Ruth Cullen. ABC1
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
 Addicted To Money. Andrew Ogilvie, Andrea Quesnelle. ABC
 Disable Bodied Sailors. Karina Holden, Nick Robinson. SBS
 Kokoda. Andrew Wiseman. ABC1
 Liberal Rule The Politics That Changed Australia. Nick Torrens, Frank Haines. SBS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY
 A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Amanda Chang. ABC
 Contact. Martin Butler, Bentley Dean. ABC1
 Inside The Firestorm. Jacob Hickey. ABC
 Strange Birds In Paradise  A West Papuan Story. Charlie HillSmith.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
 Disable Bodied Sailors  Episode 3. Nick Robinson. SBS
 Miracles  Episode 1, ‘Miracle in the Storm’. Tony Oliver ACS. ABC1
 Strange Birds In Paradise  A West Papuan Story. Angus Kemp.
 Surviving Mumbai. Jim Frater. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY
 A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Karin Steininger. ABC
 Contact. Tania Nehme. ABC1
 Inside The Firestorm. Steven Robinson. ABC
 Surviving Mumbai. David Fosdick. ABC
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY
 A Thousand Encores: The Ballets Russes In Australia. Brett Aplin, Andrew McGrath, Erin McKimm. ABC
 Inside The Firestorm. Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith. ABC
 Kokoda  Episode 1, ‘The Invasion’. David Bridie, Chris Goodes, Ian Grant, Patrick Slater. ABC1
 Strange Birds In Paradise  A West Papuan Story. Mik la Vage, Doron Kipen, David Bridie.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION
 The Lost Thing. Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.
 Zero. Christopher Kezelos, Christine Kezelos.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
 Deeper Than Yesterday. Ariel Kleiman, Benjamin Gilovitz, Sarah Cyngler, Anna Kojevnikov.
 The Kiss. Sonya Humphrey, Ashlee Page.
 The Love Song Of Iskra Prufrock. Lucy Gaffy, Lyn Norfor.
 Suburbia. Antonio OreñaBarlin, Richard Halsted.
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AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM
 A Parachute Falling In Siberia. Sarah Shaw, Ian Meadows.
 Deeper Than Yesterday. Ariel Kleiman.
 Glenn Owen Dodds. Trent Dalton.
 The Kiss. Ashlee Page
FEATURE FILM NOMINEES
AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
 Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.
 Beneath Hill 60. Bill Leimbach.
 Bran Nue Dae. Robyn Kershaw, Graeme Isaac.
 Bright Star. Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt.
 The Boys Are Back. Greg Brenman, Tim White.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Andrew Mason, Michael Boughen.
SAMSUNG MOBILE AFI AWARD FOR BEST FILM
 Animal Kingdom. Liz Watts.
 Beneath Hill 60. Bill Leimbach.
 Bran Nue Dae. Robyn Kershaw, Graeme Isaac.
 Bright Star. Jan Chapman, Caroline Hewitt.
 The Tree. Sue Taylor. Yaël Fogiel.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Andrew Mason, Michael Boughen.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
 Animal Kingdom. David Michôd.
 Beneath Hill 60. Jeremy Hartley Sims.
 Bright Star. Jane Campion.
 The Tree. Julie Bertuccelli.
MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
 Animal Kingdom. David Michôd.
 Beneath Hill 60. David Roach.
 Bright Star. Jane Campion.
 Daybreakers. Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig.
MACQUARIE AFI AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
 Bran Nue Dae. Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins, Jimmy Chi.
 The Boys Are Back. Allan Cubitt.
 The Tree. Julie Bertuccelli.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Stuart Beattie.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
 Animal Kingdom. Adam Arkapaw.
 Beneath Hill 60. Toby Oliver ACS.
 Bright Star. Greig Fraser.
 The Waiting City. Denson Baker ACS
AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
 Animal Kingdom. Luke Doolan.
 Beneath Hill 60. Dany Cooper ASE.
 Bright Star. Alexandre de Franceschi ASE.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Marcus D’Arcy.
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AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
 Animal Kingdom. Sam Petty, Rob Mackenzie, Philippe Decrausaz.
 Beneath Hill 60. Liam Egan, Alicia Slusarski, Mark Cornish, Tony Murtagh.
 Bran Nue Dae. Andrew Neil, Steve Burgess, Peter Mills, Mario Vaccaro
Blaire Slater, David Bridie, Scott Montgomery.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh
Robert Sullivan.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
 Animal Kingdom. Antony Partos, Sam Petty.
 Beneath Hill 60. Cezary Skubiszewski.
 Bran Nue Dae. Cezary Skubiszewski, Jimmy Chi, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Garry Gower,
Michael Manolis Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram.
 Bright Star. Mark Bradshaw.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
 Animal Kingdom. Jo Ford.
 Beneath Hill 60. Clayton Jauncey.
 Bright Star. Janet Patterson.
 Tomorrow When The War Began. Robert Webb, Michelle McGahey, Damien Drew,
Bev Dunn.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
 Animal Kingdom. Cappi Ireland.
 Beneath Hill 60. Ian Sparke, Wendy Cork.
 Bran Nue Dae. Margot Wilson.
 Bright Star. Janet Patterson
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
 Brendan Cowell. Beneath Hill 60.
 James Frecheville. Animal Kingdom.
 Ben Mendelsohn. Animal Kingdom.
 Clive Owen. The Boys Are Back.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
 Abbie Cornish. Bright Star.
 Morgana Davies. The Tree.
 Charlotte Gainsbourg. The Tree.
 Jacki Weaver. Animal Kingdom.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
 Joel Edgerton. Animal Kingdom.
 Guy Pearce. Animal Kingdom.
 Kodi SmitMcPhee. Matching Jack.
 Sullivan Stapleton. Animal Kingdom.
AFI AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
 Julia Blake. The Boys Are Back.
 Kerry Fox. Bright Star.
 Deborah Mailman. Bran Nue Dae.
 Laura Wheelwright. Animal Kingdom.

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