The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has unveiled nominees for its 9th AACTA International Awards with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman leading at six mentions. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood landed five nods while Todd Philipps’ Joker and Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite have four each. Those titles will compete for the International AACTA Award for Best Film alongside David Michod’s The King which recently won four prizes at the main AACTA ceremony in Oz. The AACTA International Awards will be handed out on January 3 in Los Angeles.
Also in the mix of nominees this year, Bombshell had a strong showing, missing out on the Best Film field but scoring four mentions overall. The Supporting Actress category is dominated by Australians with Toni Collette for Knives Out and Nicole Kidman for Bombshell among nominees as well as Margot Robbie who scored two mentions for both Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Robbie's double nomination within the same category is a first for the AACTAs.
The AACTA International Awards recognize film excellence regardless of geography and are determined by the Oz Academy’s International Chapter which is made up of 150 Australian screen professionals, many of whom overlap with AMPAS and BAFTA.
Here’s the full list of nominees revealed today:
AACTA International Award for Best Film The Irishman Joker The King Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Parasite
AACTA International Award for Best Direction 1917 — Sam Mendes The Irishman — Martin Scorsese Joker — Todd Phillips Once Upon A Time In Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino Parasite — Bong Joon-ho
AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay The Irishman — Steven Zaillian Jojo Rabbit — Taika Waititi Joker — Todd Phillips, Scott Silver Once Upon A Time In Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino Paraisite — Bong Joon-ho, Jin Won Han
AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor Christian Bale — Ford V Ferrari Antonio Banderas — Pain And Glory Robert De Niro — The Irishman Adam Driver — Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix — Joker
AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress Awkwafina — The Farewell Scarlett Johansson — Marriage Story Saoirse Ronan — Little Women Charlize Theron — Bombshell Renée Zellweger — Judy
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor John Lithgow — Bombshell Al Pacino — The Irishman Joe Pesci — The Irishman Brad Pitt — Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Song Kang-Ho — Parasite
AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress Toni Collette — Knives Out Nicole Kidman — Bombshell Florence Pugh — Little Women Margot Robbie — Bombshell Margot Robbie — Once Upon A Time In Hollywood