You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Crowe hosts Oz kudocast

Australian Film Institute Awards set for Nov. 26

Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne.

The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide Pollstar — to run the event in an effort to regain eyeballs.

Crowe will be a major asset in that department and will help secure a broadcast deal.

Kudocast has been passed among networks for years, with last year’s event ending up as a delayed clips package airing on pubcaster the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Dainty wants a deal with one of the three commercial nets for the 2005 AFI Awards — the kudocast’s 47th edition.

“The 2005 AFI Awards will be significantly different from any other year, and securing Russell Crowe to host the awards is a major coup,” Dainty said. “It confirms the fact that the AFI Awards are the country’s premier film awards.”

Nominations will be announced Oct. 21.

More Film

  • 12th and Clairmount Movie Review

    Film Review: '12th and Clairmount'

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Sam Rockwell

    Film News Roundup: Palm Springs Festival Honors Sam Rockwell for 'Three Billboards'

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Project Runway

    Weinstein Co. Feeling Pressure to Find a Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day review

    'Terminator' Writing Team Adds Billy Ray to Put Final Polish on Script

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in

    Josh Hartnett, Margarita Levieva Starring in Thriller 'Inherit the Viper'

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Mahershala Ali Burn

    Mahershala Ali to Star in, Executive Produce Crime Thriller 'Burn'

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

  • Hermes holiday window

    Le Gentil Garcon Brings Classic Hollywood to Hermes for the Holidays

    Russell Crowe will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards kudocast, the most prestigious honors Down Under, Nov. 26 in Melbourne. The Aussie awards have suffered from poor exposure in recent years. The Australian Film Institute recently appointed concert promoter Paul Dainty — named this year as Australia’s No. 1 promoter by U.S. touring guide […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content