10th AACTA International Awards: Major wins for Promising Young Woman

10th AACTA International Awards

“Today’s results are a testament to the depth and excellence being produced globally in film and TV.”

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the winners for the 10th AACTA International Awards, honouring the world’s best achievements in screen excellence.

Promising Young Woman, the black comedy thriller produced by Australia’s own multi-AACTA International Award winner Margot Robbie and her production house, LuckyChap Entertainment, took out the Award for Best Film. The powerful story which tackles the dismantling of toxic masculinity also received a Best Lead Actress in Film award for Carey Mulligan’s compelling performance.

Chloé Zhao was recognised for her majestic work on Nomadland, making her the first woman to receive the prestigious AACTA International Award for Best Direction in Film.

Also receiving two awards wasThe Trial of the Chicago 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin which took home Best Screenplay in Film and Best Supporting Actor in Film for Sacha Baron Cohen’s transformative work, marking his first AACTA International Award win.

The coming-of-age period drama, The Queen’s Gambit took home two of the four new global TV awards including Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Series with Anya Taylor-Joy receiving her first AACTA Award for her portrayal of chess prodigy and orphan, Beth Harmon. 

The AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Series went to Australian actor and three-time AFI | AACTA Award nominee, Aaron Pedersen, marking his first AACTA Award win for his role as detective Jay Swan in Australian outback drama, Mystery Road.

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said: “Today’s results are a testament to the depth and excellence being produced globally in film and TV. It is particularly special to see Australian powerhouse Margot Robbie behind the scenes on such an important piece of work with Promising Young Woman taking out Best Film. To have started her career in Australia on a soap like Neighbours to now cementing her position as one of Hollywood’s most significant and influential storytellers is incredible. It is also wonderful to see an actor like Aaron Pedersen rise up and receive Best Actor in a Series in a category overflowing with extraordinary talent.”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD NOMINEES & WINNERS

AACTA International Award for Best Film (Winner in Bold)

The Father
Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

AACTA International Award for Best Direction in Film

Pete Docter – Soul
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
David Fincher – Mank
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay in Film

The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

AACTA International Award for Best Drama Series

The Crown
I May Destroy You
The Mandalorian
Mystery Road
The Queen’s Gambit

AACTA International Award for Best Comedy Series

After Life
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Sex Education
What We Do in the Shadows

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor in Film

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav – The White Tiger
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress in Film

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Eliza Scanlen – Babyteeth

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Ben Mendelsohn – Babyteeth
Mark Rylance – The Trial of the Chicago 7
David Strathairn – Nomadland

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress in Film

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Olivia Colman – The Father
Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Swankie – Nomadland

AACTA International Award for Best Actor in a Series

Jason Bateman – Ozark
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Paul Mescal – Normal People
Aaron Pedersen – Mystery Road

AACTA International Award for Best Actress in a Series

Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit

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