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The Sapphires scores 12 nominations at Aacta Awards

3 December 2012 1:23 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Hit musical drama The Sapphires has scored 12 nominations at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards including in the coveted best feature film category.

The Sapphires, which follows four indigenous singers during the Vietnam war, has grossed more than $14 million in Australia to become the biggest local film of the year.

Three other films will be also be vying for the best feature film award: Burning Man (10 nominations in total), Lore (eight nominations in total) and Wish You Were Here (eight nominations in total) at the main Aacta ceremony, which will be held on January 30, 2013, at The Star Event Centre. Last year's event was held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

P.J. Hogan's Mental also scored eight nominations including Best Lead Actress (Toni Collette), Best Supporting Actor (Liev Schreiber) Best Young Actor (Lily Sullivan) and Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Gibney and Deborah Mailman.

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The Sapphires leads Aacta nominations

3 December 2012 12:31 AM, PST | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

The Sapphires has led the Academy of Australian Cinema and Television Arts Awards nominations being nominated in 12 categories.

Awards will be handed out over two events, with an awards luncheon, focused on craft categories on Monday January 28 and the main event on January 30. Both events will be held at the Star Event Centre, the first public events for the venue.

The Sapphires, distributed by Hopscotch/eOne has been nominated for Best Film, Best Direction and best adapted screenplay as well as Best Lead Actor and Actress for Chris O’Dowd and Deborah Mailman, and Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Mauboy.

Burning Man was not far behind on 10 nominations including best film and best direction as well as best lead actor for Matthre Goode and Best Supporting Actress for Essie Davis.

Three more films, Lore, Mental and Wish You Were Here received eight nominations while Not Suitable For Children received four. »

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Music of The Slap leads Screen Music Awards

17 October 2012 4:44 PM, PDT | Encore Magazine | See recent Encore Magazine news »

Antony Partos and Sonar Music, the team behind the music of The Slap have led the nominees for the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, announced this morning while Burning Man, Storm Surfers 3D, Santa’s Apprentice and Needle are the four nominees for feature film score.

The announcement:

Today we pay tribute to the leading lights of Australian screen composition with the announcement of nominees for the 2012 Screen Music Awards. The event, to be held this year in Melbourne on Monday November 19th, is jointly staged by Apra (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Agsc (Australian Guild of Screen Composers). It is the only Australian event where the music and screen industry gather to celebrate excellence in the composition of music for film and television.

Across twelve awards categories Apra and the Agsc are today proud to recognise 61 composers, and 40 works as representing the best in Australian screen composition for »

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