Lore wins big at Australian Film Critics awards

loreAn Australian-English-German co-production was the big winner at the Australian Film Critics Association’s Writing and Film Awards, held on Saturday night.

Lore won five awards including best director for Cate Shortland and best screenplay for Shortland and Robin Mukherjee.

Lore’s Silke Fisher won for best production design while lead actress Saskia Rosendahl won best actress and Adam Arkapaw won for best Lore’s best cinematography.

Lore is currently in cinemas across the US, and opened over the weekend in The UK and France.

The Sapphires was close behind with three awards including Best Film, best music score for Cezary Skubiszewski and best actress in a supporting role for Jessica Mauboy.

In the writing category, an analysis of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s Hail by Josh Nelson on Kill Your Darlings won the Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film while Michael Scott won review of an individual Australian Film for All The Way Through Evening.

The complete list:
Writing Award winners
Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Film
WINNER:  Josh Nelson for God in all things – Hail

Award for Writing on Non-Australian Film
WINNER:  Rebecca Harkins Cross  for The Shape of Rage – Dangerous Methods

Award for a Review of an individual Australian Film
WINNER:  Michael Scott for All the Way Through Evening

Award for a Review of an individual Non-Australian film
WINNER:  Laurence Barber for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
SPECIAL MENTION:  Laurence Barber for The Masters of Being

Film Award winners:
Best Documentary
WINNER:  Searching for Sugarman

Best Overseas Film – Foreign Language
WINNER:  Hugo

Best Overseas Film – English Language
WINNER:  A Separation

Best Overall Production Design
Silke Fisher – Lore

Best Music Score
Cezary Skubiszewski – The Sapphires

Best Editing
Martin Connor – Burning Man

Best Cinematography
Adam Arkapaw  – Lore

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Lore  – Cate Shortland & Robin Mukherjee

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jessica Mauboy  – The Sapphires

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Garry Waddell – The King is Dead

Best Actress
Saskia Rosendahl – Lore

Best Actor
Joel Edgerton – Wish You Were Here

Best Director
Cate Shortland – Lore

Best Film
The Sapphires

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