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11th AACTA International Awards Winners

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Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet and Benedict Cumberbatch among the winners announced today for the AACTA International Awards.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced the winners for the 11th AACTA International Awards today, honouring the world’s best achievements in screen excellence.

The Power of the Dog, the western psychological drama written, produced, and directed by AACTA Award-winner Jane Campion, walked away with three wins; including Best Film, Best Lead Actor in Film for Benedict Cumberbatch, and Best Supporting Actor in Film for Australian actor Kodi Smit-Mcphee.

AACTA International Award-winning actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, spoke highly of the Australian film industry,

“I am so humbled and grateful to receive your Best Actor Award… To get this from your industry, and what an industry, you are world leaders, and your exports are iconic, and trailblazing, and inspirational, and have been to me throughout my career.”

Kate Winslet added yet another award to her impressive repertoire, winning the AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress in a Series for her portrayal of Mare Sheehan in Mare of Easttown. The actress previously won an AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Film for the Australian film The Dressmaker in 2015

“I have always felt so supported by AACTA, I feel sometimes a bit like an honorary Australian because you have acknowledged me before now and it always means a huge amount to be included, to be brought into your film and television community in this way means a lot. I have such admiration for the skill of actors and filmmakers in Australia, so thank you.”

– AACTA International Award-winning actress, Kate Winslet

Australian Actress Nicole Kidman won her 7th AACTA (formerly AFI) Award for her compelling portrayal ofLucille Ballin Being the Ricardos. In addition, fellow Australian Murray Bartlett took home the award forBest Lead Actor in a Series for his dynamic performance of Armond in 2021’s hit show The White Lotus. The White Lotus also won the award for Best Comedy Series, with global sensation Succession winning Best Drama Series.

Nicole Kidman, AACTA International Award-winning actress says,

“This is an enormous honour to accept this award…It means so much to have this acknowledged by my Australian film peers…Thank you AACTA. Thank you Australia. I’m completely chuffed.”

“I am thrilled and honoured to be celebrated in Australia, my home, by Australians who feel like family to me and by the Australian film and TV industry that inspired me my whole life and continues to inspire me. Thank you, it’s a very meaningful recognition for me.”

– AACTA International Award-winning actor, Murray Bartlett

Belfast and Dune were also recognised, with Judi Dench honoured for Best Supporting Actress in Film for Belfast, and Denis Villeneuve picking up the award for Best Direction in Film for Dune.

AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said:

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. After another challenging year for our industry, it’s fantastic that we’re able to honour the films and TV shows that have kept us entertained at a time we’ve needed it most. The calibre of nominees is outstanding, and we are overjoyed by the Australian representation across both film and TV. We wish this year’s winners and nominees all of the best throughout the 2022 Award season and look forward to seeing what they do next.” 

AACTA International Award for Best Film

Being The Ricardos

Belfast

Dune

Licorice Pizza

Nitram

The Power of the Dog WINNER

AACTA International Award for Best Direction in Film

Belfast

Kenneth Branagh

Dune

Denis Villeneuve WINNER

Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson

Nitram

Justin Kurzel

The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor in Film

Benedict Cumberbatch

The Power Of The Dog WINNER

Andrew Garfield

Tick, Tick… Boom!

Caleb Landry Jones

Nitram

Will Smith

King Richard

Denzel Washington

The Tragedy of Macbeth

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress in Film

Penélope Cruz

Parallel Mothers

Lady Gaga

House Of Gucci

Jennifer Hudson

Respect

Nicole Kidman

Being the Ricardos WINNER

Kristen Stewart

Spencer

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor in Film

Bradley Cooper

Licorice Pizza

Jamie Dornan

Belfast

Ciarán Hinds

Belfast

Al Pacino

House Of Gucci

Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Power of the Dog WINNER

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress in Film

Caitríona Balfe

Belfast

Cate Blanchett

Don’t Look Up

Judi Dench

Belfast WINNER

Kirsten Dunst

The Power of the Dog

Sally Hawkins

Spencer

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay in Film

Being the Ricardos

Aaron Sorkin WINNER

Belfast

Kenneth Branagh

Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson

Nitram

Shaun Grant

The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion