‘Predestination’ Narrowly Heads Australian Awards Nominations

Predestination Review

“Predestination” narrowly topped “The Water Diviner” and “The Rover” in nominations for the 4th Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Directed by the Spierig brothers, “Predestination” collected nine nominations ahead of Russell Crowe’s eight for “The Water Diviner” and seven for David Michod’s “The Rover.”

The six best film nominations go to “The Babadook,” “Charlie’s Country,” “Tracks,” “The Railway Man,” “Predestination” and “The Water Diviner.”
The four best directing nominations went to Jennifer Kent for “The Babadook,” Rolf de Heer for “Charlie’s Country,” the Spierig brothers and Michod. While Crowe missed out on a directing nomination, he received a nod as best actor in his own film.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation dominated the TV sections. Its drama series “The Code” scored 10 nominations, followed by its “Please Like Me,” with six nominations. Three of the ABC’s series – “The Broken Shore,” “Carlotta” and “Rake” series 3 tied for third place with five nominations each.

Winners will be revealed at two major events in Sydney in January: the 4th AACTA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday Jan. 27; and the 4th AACTA Awards ceremony on Thursday Jan. 29.

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  1. harry georgatos says:

    Best film of the year was The Infinite Man and at best The Rover is a straight to cable movie that should not have had a cinema release, idiot!

  2. harry georgatos says:

    Wankers honouring wankers. Aussie films were a box office disaster at the local box office this year. The Rover is a turkey!!

    • MovieMad says:

      Just because they are not your run of the mill, same ol’ American movies, does not make them shit. What a ridiculous comment. The Rover was one of the best movies released this year and I also enjoyed The Babadook. Try expanding your horizons for next year, idiot.

      • harry georgatos says:

        The Rover received mixed reviews as it was a film where the camera was excruciatingly following these characters with very little happening, following spurts of violence. If you want pretentious mumbling method acting knock yourself out. PREDISTINATION, THE INFINITE MAN and THE BABADDOK were the best out of a disappointing year with a better then average cop tele movie like FELONY disguizing itself as a theatrical film. Most Australian films look like television and don’t have a decent budget and production values. Also THESE FINAL HOURS and SON OF A GUN were better value then THE ROVER!

  3. robertligtermoet says:

    The Rover was the best film I saw this year, the ending was especially touching.

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