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Entertainment AACTA International Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Leads With 6 Nominations

07:13  13 february  2021
07:13  13 february  2021 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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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

The Father

Minari

Nomadland

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

The Father

Mank

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

International Award for Best Drama Series

The Crown

I May Destroy You

The Mandalorian

Mystery Road

The Queen’s Gambit

International Award for Best Comedy Series

Afterlife

The Great

Schitt’s Creek

Sex Education

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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