The 2018 Australian Film Critics Association Awards Announced! Hounds of Love wins Best Film!

The Aussie critics bestowed their best of 2017 award winners tonight with Ben Young’s serial killer biopic Hounds of Love scooping the top prize from expected favourite Lion. Lion cleaned up with Best Director (Garth Davis), Best Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nikkers Kidmania), and Best Screenplay (Luke Davies). Toni Erdmann took out Best International Foreign Language Film and last year’s Best Picture Oscar Winner Moonlight took out Best International English Language Film.

BEST FILM

 

WINNER: Hounds Of Love

Ali’s Wedding

Berlin Syndrome

Don’t Tell

Lion

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

WINNER: Garth Davis – Lion

Cate Shortland – Berlin Syndrome

Rachel Perkins – Jasper Jones

Jeffrey Walker – Ali’s Wedding

Ben Young – Hounds Of Love

 

BEST ACTOR

 

WINNER: Dev Patel – Lion

Stephen Curry – Hounds Of Love

Sunny Pawar – Lion

Aaron Pederson – Killing Ground

Osamah Sami – Ali’s Wedding

 

BEST ACTRESS

 

WINNER: Emma Booth – Hounds Of Love

Alice Foulcher – That’s Not Me

Teresa Palmer – Berlin Syndrome

Helana Sawires – Ali’s Wedding

Sara West – Don’t Tell

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER: Jack Thompson – Don’t Tell

Don Hany – Ali’s Wedding

Hugo Weaving – Jasper Jones

David Wenham – Lion

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

 

WINNER: Nicole Kidman – Lion

Toni Collette – Jasper Jones

Ashleigh Cummings – Hounds Of Love

Jacqueline McKenzie – Don’t Tell

Magda Szubanski – Three Summers

 

BEST SCREENPLAY

 

WINNER: Lion – Luke Davies

Ali’s Wedding – Andrew Knight/Osamah Sami

Berlin Syndrome – Shaun Grant

Don’t Tell – Anne Brooksbank/Ursula Cleary/James Greville

Hounds Of Love – Ben Young

 

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

WINNER: Jungle – Stefan Duscio

Ali’s Wedding – Donald McAlpine

Berlin Syndrome – Germain McMicking

Killing Ground – Simon Chapman

Lion – Greig Fraser

 

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

 

WINNER: Toni Erdmann

Frantz

Land Of Mine

Raw

The Innocents (Les Innocentes)

 

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

 

WINNER: Moonlight

Call Me By Your Name

Get Out

God’s Own Country

Manchester By The Sea

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY (local or international)

WINNER: I Am Not Your Negro

All For One

David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

Mountain

Zach’s Ceremony

 

AFCA WRITING AWARDS – WINNERS

Ivan Hutchinson Award for best long-form writing on Australian or International cinema
Adrian Martin

“Dog Day, Every Day: Gillian Leahy’s Baxter and Me and the Essay Film

Metro (Australia), no. 192 (May 2017)

Award for Best Review of an individual Australian film
Luke Buckmaster

Review of “Ellipsis”

“David Wenham’s delightful debut sparkles with Sydney and joie de vivre

The Guardian

Award for Best Review of an Individual non-Australian film
Glenn Dunks

Review of “Risk”

“Laura Poitras’ Risky Business

The Film Experience, published 03/10/2017