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Great Aussie awards haul for Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Lead Actor at last night's AACTA Awards.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Lead Actor at last night's AACTA Awards.

THE Great Gatsby cleaned up at last night's AACTA Awards, winning 13 of its 14 nominations.

The big-budget adaptation of the classic novel was named Best Feature Film and director Bazz Luhrmann was named Best Director.

The glittering third annual awards (formerly the AFIs) were held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, with Sam Worthington walking the red carpet with his new flame, model Lara Bingle.

Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington on the AACTAs red carpet.
Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington on the AACTAs red carpet. GAYE GERARD

Jacki Weaver accepted her previously announced Raymond Longford Award, with co-stars including Jack Thompson, John Waters, Claudia Karvan and Bradley Cooper (via video link) paying tribute to the film and TV veteran.

During her acceptance speech for the lifetime achievement award, the ever-humble Weaver joked that she wasn't sure if she deserved the accolade, but she certainly wouldn't be giving it back.

Jacki Weaver with her lifetime achievement award.
Jacki Weaver with her lifetime achievement award. GAYE GERARD

In the television categories, Nine's two-part mini-series Power Games - The Packer-Murdoch Story took home three awards including Best Direction and Best Lead Actor for star Lachy Hulme.

TV dramas Top of the Lake, Offspring and Redfern Now were also recognised.

 

2014 AACTA Awards winners:

 

AACTA Raymond Longford Award

Jacki Weaver

 

Byron Kennedy Award

Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)

 

TELEVISION

Aacta Award For Best Television Comedy Or Light Entertainment Series

The Agony Of Life:  Amanda Brotchie, Nicole Minchin and Adam Zwar - ABC1

Gruen Nation - Series 2: Sophia Zachariou, Jo Wathen, Wil Anderson and Jon Casimir- ABC1

Please Like Me: Todd Abbott - ABC2

Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell - Series 2: Peter Beck and Shaun Micallef - ABC1

Upper Middle Bogan: Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope - ABC1

 

AACTA Award For Best Reality Television Series

Australia's Got Talent - Series 7: Greg Beness and Steve Kelly - Nine Network

Masterchef: The Professionals: Margaret Bashfield, David McDonald, Mark Barlin and Tim Toni - Network Ten

My Kitchen Rules - Series 4: Rikkie Proost, Matt Apps, Evan Wilkes and Greg Swanborough - Seven Network

The X Factor - Series 4: Jonathon Summerhayes - Seven Network

 

AACTA Award For Best Television Drama Series

Offspring - Season 4: John Edwards and Imogen Banks - Network Ten

Redfern Now - Series 2: Darren Dale and Miranda Dear - ABC1

Serangoon Road: Paul Barron and Nick North - ABC1

Wentworth - Series 1: Jo Porter and Amanda Crittenden - FOXTEL - SoHo

 

AACTA Award For Best Telefeature Or Mini Series

An Accidental Soldier: Kylie du Fresne and Sue Taylor - ABC1

Mrs Biggs: Kwadjo Dajan and Tony Wright - Seven Network

Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story: John Edwards and Jodi Matterson - Nine Network

Top Of The Lake: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Jane Campion and Philippa Campbell - Foxtel - UKTV

 

AACTA Award For Best Direction In A Television Drama Or Comedy

An Accidental Soldier: Rachel Ward - ABC1

Please Like Me Episode 3: Portuguese Custard Tarts: Matthew Saville - ABC2

Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Part 1: Geoff Bennett - Nine Network

Top Of The Lake Episode 5: The Dark Creator: Garth Davis - FOXTEL - UKTV

 

AACTA Award For Best Screenplay In Television

Offspring - Season 4 Episode 13: Debra Oswald - Network Ten

Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Part 1: Samantha Winston - Nine Network

Redfern Now - Series 2 Episode 3: Babe in Arms:  Steven McGregor - ABC1

Upper Middle Bogan Episode 5: No Angel:  Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope and Gary McCaffrie - ABC1

 

AACTA Award For Best Lead Actor In A Television Drama

Ernie Dingo: Redfern Now - series 2 episode 6: Dogs of War - ABC1

Remy Hii: Better Man - SBS

Lachy Hulme: Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story - Nine Network

Meyne Wyatt: Redfern Now - Series 2 episode 3: Babe in Arms - ABC1

 

AACTA Award For Best Lead Actress In A Television Drama

Marie Bunel: An Accidental Soldier - ABC1

Claudia Karvan: The Time Of Our Lives - ABC1

Asher Keddie: Offspring - Season 4 - Network Ten

Sheridan Smith: Mrs Biggs - Seven Network

 

AACTA Award For Best Guest Or Supporting Actor In A Television Drama

Alexander England: Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Part 1 - Nine Network

Luke Ford: Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Part 2 - Nine Network

Peter Mullan: Top Of The Lake Episode 5: The Dark Creator - FOXTEL - UKTV

David Wenham: Better Man Part 2 - SBS

 

AACTA Award For Best Guest Or Supporting Actress In A Television Drama

Kris McQuade: Wentworth - Series 1 Episode 10: Checkmate - Foxtel - SoHo

Heather Mitchell: Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story Part 1 - Nine Network

Robyn Nevin: Top Of The Lake Episode 4: A Rainbow Above Us - Foxtel - UKTV

Kat Stewart: Offspring - Season 4 Episode 9 - Network Ten

 

AACTA Award For Best Performance In A Television Comedy

Lisa McCune: It's A Date Episode 1: Abandon - ABC1

Shaun Micallef: Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell - Series 2 - ABC1

Robyn Nevin: Upper Middle Bogan - ABC1

Josh Thomas: Please Like Me - ABC2

 

DOCUMENTARY

AACTA Award For Best Feature Length Documentary

I Am A Girl: Rebecca Barry

Once My Mother: Rod Freedman

Red Obsession: Warwick Ross

Shadow Of Doubt: Eve Ash

 

FEATURE FILM

AACTA Award For Best Film

Dead Europe: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Liz Watts

The Great Gatsby: Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher and Catherine Knapman

Mystery Road: David Jowsey

The Rocket: Sylvia Wilczynski

Satellite Boy: David Jowsey, Julie Ryan and Catriona McKenzie

The Turning: Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles and The Turning Ensemble

 

AACTA Award For Best Direction

The Great Gatsby: Baz Luhrmann

Mystery Road: Ivan Sen

The Rocket: Kim Mordaunt

The Turning: The Turning Ensemble

 

AACTA Award For Best Original Screenplay

100 Bloody Acres: Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes

Drift: Morgan O'Neill and Tim Duffy

Mystery Road: Ivan Sen

The Rocket: Kim Mordaunt

 

AACTA Award For Best Adapted Screenplay

Adoration: Christopher Hampton

Dead Europe: Louise Fox

The Great Gatsby: Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce

The Turning: The Turning Ensemble

 

AACTA Award For Best Lead Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio: The Great Gatsby

Sitthiphon Disamoe: The Rocket

Ewen Leslie: Dead Europe

Hugo Weaving: The Turning

 

AACTA Award For Best Lead Actress

Rose Byrne: The Turning

Carey Mulligan: The Great Gatsby

Tasma Walton: Mystery Road

Naomi Watts: Adoration

 

AACTA Award For Best Supporting Actor

Marton Csokas: Dead Europe

Joel Edgerton: The Great Gatsby

Thep Phongam: The Rocket

Angus Sampson: 100 Bloody Acres

 

AACTA Award For Best Supporting Actress

Elizabeth Debicki: The Great Gatsby

Isla Fisher: The Great Gatsby

Mirrah Foulkes: The Turning

Alice Keohavong: The Rocket

Topics:  baz luhrmann lara bingle sam worthington



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