Wasikowska, Thompson, ‘Skyfall’ Collect Prizes at AIMC

Oz exhibitor convention rewards local heroes, box office winners

The Australian International Movie Convention wrapped on Friday with awards going to Mia Wasikowska, Jack Thompson and Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie.

Wasikowska, who recently starred in “Tracks” was named as AIMC star of the year, while Lesnie claimed the Murray Forrest Award for Film Craft. Veteran actor Thompson received AIMC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Earlier in the four day exhibition and distribution convention the News Corp Australia Box Office prizes went to “Skyfall” (pictured) as highest grossing film of the year in Australia, with a gross of A$49 million (US$47 million at current exchange rates); “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” for highest grossing 3D film in Australia (A$42.9 or US$41.1 million) and as highest grossing film in New Zealand; and to “The Great Gatsby,” which, with a gross of A$27.6 million (US$26.5 million), was the highest grossing Australian film.

Other prizes went to France’s “The Intouchables” as highest grossing foreign-language film with A$6.23 million (US$5.97 million), and to “Mt. Zion” as highest grossing New Zealand film in Australia.

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