‘Silver Linings Playbook’ wins big at AACTA Awards

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Credit: The Weinstein Company

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts have held their second annual international awards ceremony celebrating the best in non-Australian film, and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ was the big winner. The romantic comedy-drama swept the Australian equivalent of the Oscars, taking home Best Picture, Best Director for David O. Russell, Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, and Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress prizes for Robert De Niro and Aussie native Jacki Weaver, respectively. Interestingly, the latter two awards were determined by the Australian Academy’s Board of Governors.

While the AACTA rewards domestic films in a separate ceremony on its home turf, its ceremony for international films is held in LA. Of the six categories, only ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’, and Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ earned awards.

Full list of nominees and winners (in bold) via HitFix:

Best Picture:

“Life of Pi”
“Les Misérables”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Director:

Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Ben Lewin, “The Sessions”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Screenplay:

“Django Unchained”
“The Master”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actress:

Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”

Best Supporting Actor (determined by Board of Governors):

Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Supporting Actress (determined by Board of Governors):

Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

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