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Australian Awards Laud ‘American Hustle’

HONG KONG — The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of “12 Years A Slave” with six nominations.

The AACTA international awards are separate from the organization’s domestic awards for Australian film and TV works, and are intended to be part of the Oscar race. The winners will be revealed in Los Angeles on Friday Jan. 10, 2014, less than a week ahead of the Academy Award nominations announcement on Jan. 16.

“Australian performers and practitioners are consistently acknowledged as among the world’s best screen talent by international screen organizations such as AMPAS and BAFTA. It is vital that the Australian screen industry participates in this global conversation and has an opportunity to recognize the talents of both local and international peers,” said Damian Trewhella, AACTA’s CEO.

Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips and Gravity each earned three nominations while “Osage County,” “Dallas Buyer’s Club” and “The Great Gatsby” each claimed a pair.

“Rush” gained its sole nomination as best film, alongside “Hustle,” “Slave,” “Gravity” and “Captain Phillips.”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
12 YEARS A SLAVE
AMERICAN HUSTLE
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”
“GRAVITY”
“RUSH”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
“12 YEARS A SLAVE” Steve McQueen
“AMERICAN HUSTLE’ David O. Russell
“CAPTAIN PHILLIPS” Paul Greengrass
“GRAVITY” Alfonso Cuarón
“THE GREAT GATSBY” Baz Luhrmann

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
“12 YEARS A SLAVE” John Ridley
“AMERICAN HUSTLE” Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell
“BLUE JASMINE” Woody Allen
“INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS” Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“SAVING MR. BANKS” Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Christian Bale “AMERICAN HUSTLE”
Leonardo DiCaprio “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET”
Chiwetel Ejiofor “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
Tom Hanks “CAPTAIN PHILLIPS”
Matthew McConaughey “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Amy Adams “AMERICAN HUSTLE”
Cate Blanchett “BLUE JASMINE”
Sandra Bullock “GRAVITY”
Judi Dench “PHILOMENA”
Meryl Streep “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bradley Cooper “AMERICAN HUSTLE”
Joel Edgerton “THE GREAT GATSBY”
Michael Fassbender “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
Jared Leto “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”
Geoffrey Rush “THE BOOK THIEF”

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins “BLUE JASMINE”
Jennifer Lawrence “AMERICAN HUSTLE”
Lupita Nyong’o “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
Julia Roberts “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”
Octavia Spencer “FRUITVALE STATION”

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