Entertainment AACTA International Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Leads With 6 Nominations
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Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland dominated the nominations for the 2021 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards with six mentions across 11 categories.
On Friday, as the competition for the 10th AACTA International Awards, including new global TV categories, were unveiled, Zhao’s American road movie continued its run as an early awards season contender by picking up best director and best screenplay nominations and a best actress mention for Frances McDormand for her role in Nomadland.
Florian Zeller’s The Father, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and David Fincher’s Mank also picked up four nominations each. The AACTA Awards also gave three nominations to Schitt’s Creek and two mentions each for The Queen’s Gambit and Normal People.
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Nomadland, The Father, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7 will compete for best film honors. And the best TV drama category will pit The Crown, I May Destroy You and The Mandalorian against Mystery Road and The Queen’s Gambit.
The AACTA International Awards in 2021 has expanded to include global TV across four new categories: best drama series, best comedy series, best actor in a series and best actress in a series. Usually held in Los Angeles, this year the awards show, owing to travel restrictions due to the pandemic, will produce a highlights package of acceptance speeches to stream on AACTA’s YouTube channel starting on March 5.
“Even though we can’t hold an event in Los Angeles this year, we thought it very important to still shine a light on the best of the global screen industry, give our members the opportunity to have their say too and mark another excellent year of work,” AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said in a statement.
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A full list of the 2021 AACTA International Awards nominations follows:
International Award for Best Film
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
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
International Award for Best Screenplay in Film
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
International Award for Best Drama Series
I May Destroy You
The Queen’s Gambit
International Award for Best Comedy Series
What We Do in the Shadows
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
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Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank
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
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
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
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
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
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