Rose Byrne, Asher Keddie, Natalie Imbruglia up for Instyle’s Women of Style awards

InStyle Magazine has announced the nominees for its Women of Style Awards with actresses Rose Byrne and Asher Keddie and TV presenter, and singer Natalie Imbruglia up for the award.

The announcement:

Monday 12th March, 2012: InStyle and Audi have announced the nominees for the prestigious annual InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards. Nominees in the News and Entertainment category are: Rose Byrne, Actress; Asher Keddie, Actress; and Natalie Imbruglia, TV Presenter and Singer.

The InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards honour Australia’s most inspirational and innovative women, be they in an artistic, business, lifestyle or community-related field.

“These women are true pioneers within their field, and we look forward to sharing their inspirational achievements with our readers in 2012,” Kerrie McCallum, Editor, InStyle said.

2012 InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards nominees – News and Entertainment category:

Rose Byrne, Actress: Since making her acting debut aged eight with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Byrne’s star has steadily risen. She landed her first film role, Dallas Doll, in 1994, and has since gone on to star in Australian projects such as Two Hands and The Goddess of 1967, as well as international films including Troy, Marie Antoinette, Get Him to the Greek, and three of last year’s cinematic hits: Insidious, X Men: First Class and Bridesmaids. Her role in lauded TV series Damages earned her an AFI Award, consecutive Emmy Award nominations, and two Golden Globe nominations. Byrne, 32, is an ambassador for ATYP, has served on the Tropfest Jury Panel, and has also supported various UNICEF projects.

Asher Keddie, Actress: Keddie’s impressive career has covered theatre—stage roles in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Ishmael Club both earned her Green Room Award nominations—TV, and film. Her breakthrough TV role came in 2004’s cult hit Love My Way. A variety of roles in big screen and small, followed, including in Curtin, Twisted Tales, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Beautiful. Keddie starred in the second series of Underbelly, played Blanche d’Alpuget in 2010’s miniseries Hawke, and in the same year took on the role of Nina in Offspring—which led to a Logie Award. Keddie, 37, recently won an ACCTA for her portrayal of Ita Buttrose in last year’s Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo. The actress has supported the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Natalie Imbruglia, TV Presenter and Singer: Imbruglia, 37, began her career in TV at age 17, playing Beth Willis on Neighbours. In 1997, she released her debut album Left of the Middle, which earned six ARIA Awards, a Billboard Music Award, an MTV Award and two BRIT Awards. She has since released four more albums, and sold over 10 million records. Imbruglia has starred in two films—Johnny English and Closed for Winter—and in 2010 returned to TV as a judge on The X Factor in the UK and Australia. Imbruglia is an ambassador for Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite Charity, and a spokesperson with the United Nations Population Fund. She has also designed jewellery for Kalis: at least $30 from the sale of each of her designs goes to the Salvation Army’s Oasis Youth Support Network.

All nominees have been selected by InStyle. Winners are decided by the Women of Style judging panel, which includes: Deborra-lee Furness, Actress and Human Rights Advocate; Collette Dinnigan, Fashion Designer; Layne Beachley, Entrepreneur and Environmental Campaigner; Jana Wendt, Journalist and Author; Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Gillian Armstrong, Film Director; Louise Olsen, Creative Director, Dinosaur Designs; Katie Page, CEO, Harvey Norman Holdings; and Janet Markus, General Manager—Marketing, Audi Australia.

Winners will be announced at a red-carpet event in May. Previous winners in the News and Entertainment category include Juanita Phillips, 2011; Nicole Kidman, 2010; and Toni Collette, 2009.

Source: InStyle press release

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