2018 Australian International Academy Awards: Full list of winners led by ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘I, Tonya’

The seventh annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards was held at The Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 5th, 2018. Leading Oscar contender “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three of its five bids, including Best Picture. Despite having five nominations each, “Call Me By Your Name” and “Lady Bird” were shut out of these kudos as was three-time contender “The Shape of Water.” (Read our report on the full results.)

Winners were decided by approximately 150 Australians who work in the film industry, either at home or in Hollywood. About half of these are voters for the Academy Awards and BAFTAs, with some also holding membership in the various guilds that bestow precursor prizes.

Last year, “La La Land” claimed the Best Picture prize here while the eventual Oscar “Moonlight” did not even contend. However, it did preview the Oscar wins for “La La” leading lady Emma Stone, as well as the two by”Manchester by the Sea” for leading man Casey Affleck and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan. The latter lost the directing race to Mel Gibson, whose comeback picture “Hacksaw Ridge” had swept the domestic Australian Academy Awards by winning nine prizes. That home-grown bias also saw the International Awards for supporting performances go to “Lion” co-stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel over, among others, the eventual Oscar winners Viola Davis (“Fences”) and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”).

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AACTA International Award for Best Film
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”
 X- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”
X – Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Craig Gillespie, “I, Tonya”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name”
Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
X – Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape Of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
X – Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

AACTA International Award for Best Actor
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Hugh Jackman, “Logan”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
X – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

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AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Abbie Cornish, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
X – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Nicole Kidman, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Tom Hardy, “Dunkirk”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Darkest Hour”
X – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

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