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‘Somersault’ vaults to win

'White,' 'Translation' also nab Oz critcs awards

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SYDNEY — After nabbing a record 13 Australian Film Institute awards, “Somersault” continued its winning streak at the Film Critics Circle of Australia awards, presented Sunday night at Sydney’s Dockside.

Writer-helmer Cate Shortland’s drama about a teenage girl who confuses sex with love took home five trophies including best film, direction, lead actress (Abbie Cornish) and supporting actress (Lynette Curran). Pic also drew the cinematography nod.

The critics honored “Tom White” with gongs for lead actor Colin Friels, supporting thesp Dan Spielman, original screenplay and editing.

“Lost in Translation” was declared best non-Oz English-language pic and “The Barbarian Invasions” drew the foreign-lingo nod.

Sejong Park was recognized as emerging talent and for her short “Birthday Boy.”

And the winners are…

Best Original Screenplay: Daniel Keene (“Tom White”)

Best Editor: Ken Sallows (“Tom White”)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Lynette Curran (“Somersault”)

Best Cinematography: Robert Humphreys (“Somersault”)

Acknowledgement Of Emerging Talent: Sejong Park

Best Music Score: David Hobson, Josh Abrahams, Lisa Gerrard (“One Perfect Day”)

Best Adapted Screenplay: Rolf De Heer (“The Old Man Who Told Love Stories”)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Dan Spielman (“Tom White”)

Best Short Film: “Birthday Boy” (Writer-Director: Sejong Park)

Best Foreign Film – English Language: Lost In Translation

Best Documentary (Under 60 Mins): Mr Patterns

Best Actress: Abbie Cornish (“Somersault”)

Best Foreign Language Film: The Barbarian Invasions

Best Feature Documentary: The Men Who Would Conquer China

Best Actor: Colin Friels (“Tom White”)

Best Director: Cate Shortland (“Somersault”)

Best Film: Somersault (Producer: Anthony Anderson)

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