Ledger, Byrne go Inside Film

Thesps face off with newcomer Kurddal

SYDNEY — Heath Ledger and Gabriel Byrne will face off with newcomer Crusoe Kurddal for the Inside Film Awards, to be held on Queensand’s Gold Coast Nov. 17.

Awards are Oz’s so-called people’s choice kudos.

Kurddal debuted in Rolf de Heer’s aboriginal-language drama “Ten Canoes,” which collected another five noms, including pic and director, and is tied atop the noms list with Paul Goldman’s patricide drama “Suburban Mayhem.”

“Mayhem” garnered director, pic and actress kudos for lead Emily Barclay, who portrays an unrepentant misfit in the pic, which opens Oct. 26 Down Under.

Ledger and co-star Abbie Cornish are lead actor nominees for junkie drama “Candy.”

Byrne, co-star Laura Linney, director Ray Lawrence and cinematographer David Williamson account for the four noms for “Jindabyne,” a complex relationship drama based on Raymond Carver’s “So Much Water, So Close to Home.”

“Kenny,” a B.O. hit from tyro brothers Clayton and Shane Jacobsen that follows the hapless manager of a porta-potty company, earned five noms, including pic and director.

The IF Awards is the second of three Oz kudos, after the Film Critics Circle of Australia, to announce its noms. The preeminent AFI Award nominations will be announced Oct. 26.

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