Animal Kingdom and Bright Star share the spotlight at AFI Industry Awards

It was a big night for David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom and Jane Campion’s Bright Star at the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Industry Awards last night, with three statues each. Glenn Dunks reports.

The first of the AFI Awards ceremonies rewarded the technical crafts and behind-the-scenes players in a gala hosted by actor Shane Jacobson.

Opening with speeches by AFI Chief Executive Officer Damian Trewhalla and the Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne Susan Riley as well as a musical performance by Claire Bowditch, the night was also filled with some great material from Jacobson.

Animal Kingdom took out the night’s big prize of the Member’s Choice Award and is the odds on favourite to reap far bigger rewards at tonight’s major ceremony. Bright Star could pose a threat, however, after it’s big haul including two for Janet Patterson (Best Production Design, Best Costume Design),who wasn’t at the ceremony.

Elsewhere, big budget action movie Tomorrow, When the War Began, vampire horror film Daybreakers and bushfire documentary Into the Firestorm all took home prizes for the mantle. Unfortunately for Beneath Hill 60 and Bran Nue Dae, both left the evening empty-handed, but can still win major prizes tonight.

ABC programs – including Review with Myles Barlow with two wins, dirtgirlworld, My Place and The Gruen Transfer – dominated the TV categories. The biggest reception of the night, however, was held for Shaun Micallef, honoured with a special AFI Award for his hosting on Network Ten’s Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation.

These are the winners for the 2010 AFI Industry Awards:

AFI MEMBER’S CHOICE AWARD

Animal Kingdom, Liz Watts

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Bright Star, Greig Fraser

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

Animal Kingdom, Luke Doolan

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND

Tomorrow When the War Began, Andrew Plain, David Lee, Gethin Creagh, Robert Sullivan

AFI AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Animal Kingdom, Antony Partos, Sam Petty

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bright Star, Janet Patterson

AFI AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Bright Star, Janet Patterson


AFI VISUAL EFFECTS AWARD

Daybreakers, Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Rangi Sutton, James Rogers, Randy Vellacott

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY

Inside the Firestorm, Jacob Hickey

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY

Miracles, Toby Oliver

AFI AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY

Inside the Firestorm, Steven Robinson

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SOUND IN A DOCUMENTARY

Inside the Firestorm, Jock Healy, Tristan Meredith, AJ Bradford


AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ANIMATION

The Lost Thing, Sophie Byrne, Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan


AFI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FICTION FILM

The Kiss, Sonya Humphry, Ashlee Page

AFI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY IN A SHORT FILM

Deeper than Yesterday, Ariel Kleilman


AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SHORT FILM CRAFT

The Kiss, Nick Matthews (cinematography)


AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION DRAMA

My Place, Penny Chapman

AFI AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S TELEVISION ANIMATION

dirtgirlworld, Cate McQuillen

AFI AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION COMEDY SERIES

Review with Myles Barlow, Dean Bates

AFI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION SERIES

The Gruen Transfer, Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby, Jon Casimir, Debbie Cuell

AFI AWARD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION COMEDY

Phil Lloyd, Review with Myles Barlow

AFI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY UNDER ONE HOUR

You Only Live Twice: The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family, Ruth Cullen


AFI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEMENT IN TELEVISION SCREEN CRAFT

Shaun Micallef, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation (host)

-by Glenn Dunks

Comments


  1. MARITA
    12 Dec 10
    6:56 pm

  2. Never have a I enjoyed an acceptance for anything than Jackie Weavers AFI.That in itself deserves an award.It was funny,intelligent, witty ,& a pleasure to watch.

  3. clare
    12 Dec 10
    7:41 pm

  4. Congratulations to all involved in the production of Bright Star, what a beautiful, enchanting film and how brave to make a film about a dead poet!

  5. Karin Altmann
    13 Dec 10
    5:05 pm

  6. Best Documentary series seems to missing from your list of awards.