An 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:
WINNER: Searching for Sugarman
Best Overseas Film – Foreign Language
Best Overseas Film – English Language
WINNER: A Separation
Best Overall Production Design
Silke Fisher – Lore
Best Music Score
Cezary Skubiszewski – The Sapphires
Martin Connor – Burning Man
Adam Arkapaw – Lore
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
Saskia Rosendahl – Lore
Joel Edgerton – Wish You Were Here
Cate Shortland – Lore