AACTA Awards 2017

Best film: Lion (NOT)
Best direction: Garth Davis (Lion) nonsense
Best actor: Sunny Pawar (Lion) ludicrous; he's a child
Best actress: Emma Booth (Hounds of Love) earned
Best supporting actor: Dev Patel (Lion) no contest
Best supporting actress: Nicole Kidman (Lion) wtf?
Craft awards: 7/8 to Lion, one to Ali's Wedding (bullshit)

Awards ceremony Star Event Centre Sinny Tuesday 5 December and Wednesday 6 December 2017, the second event broadcast by Channel 7. See also: all feature films in competition.

There were fourteen awards for feature films at the 2017 AACTAs. Lion has won twelve of them, Hounds of Love one (actress Emma Booth), and Ali's Wedding one (original screenplay). This suggests two things to me. The first is that the voting system has something wrong with it. The second is that voters were motivated by sentimental considerations such as an anti-racist inclusivist cringe and wannabe multiculturalism - in short: political correctness, PC.

I thought that Hounds of Love and Berlin Syndrome were both outstanding films and much better than Lion, which I found to be embarrassingly poor, particularly the middle (Australian) section, and particularly the amateurish acting from Kidman and Wenham, which suggests a lack of good (or any?) direction.

Hounds of Love and Berlin Syndrome are both difficult and unpleasant films, while these award-fests are feel-good events (cf. the Oscars) which celebrate triumphing over adversity and other such melodramatic themes. They are not actually about quality cinema.

In 2012, The Sapphires - about an Aboriginal singing group - won eleven awards. Blind Freddy could have seen that Burning Man was the best film that year.
In 2013, The Great Gatsby won best film and six craft awards, tho it has nothing to do with Australia. Leo DiCaprio was the best Australian actor. Wtf?
In 2016, another basically American film, Hacksaw Ridge, won most of the awards. It's a war film set in Okinawa. There are no Australian characters in the story.

Feature films nominated

Best Film

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight, music Nigel Westlake; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Frances Duca, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June; 8 AACTA nominations; DVD release 31 Jan 18

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking, ed. Jack Hutchings, music Bryony Marks, production design Melinda Doring, costume design Maria Pattison; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Michael McDermott, ed. Merlin Eden; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime; WA; 9 AACTA nominations

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan, sound Liam Egan, Trevor Hope, Robert Sullivan, Yulia Akerholt, James Andrews, Les Fiddess, production design Herbert Pinter, costume design Margot Wilson; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July; 6 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Direction

WON - Garth Davis, for Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 Aprill; 8 AACTA nominations

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June; 8 AACTA nominations

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime; 9 AACTA nominations

Best Lead Actor

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama; 3 AACTA nominations

WON - Sunny Pawar, in Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June

Best Lead Actress

WON - Emma Booth, in Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West; drama; 4 AACTA nominations

Best Supporting Actor

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June

WON - Dev Patel, in Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West; drama

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July

Best Supporting Actress

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Frances Duca, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June

WON - Nicole Kidman, for Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. Anne Brooksbank, James Greville; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie; drama

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime

Best Original Screenplay

WON - Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June; 8 AACTA nominations

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) wr. Priscilla Cameron; Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama; 3 AACTA nominations

Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016) wr. Cris Jones; Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown; fantasy

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime; 9 AACTA nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Don't Tell (Tori Garrett, 2017) wr. James Greville, Ursula Cleary, Anne Brooksbank; Jack Thompson, Aden Young, Sara West, Jacqueline McKenzie; drama

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July; 6 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder; Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Cinematography

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Michael McDermott; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime; 9 AACTA nomination

Jungle (Greg McLean, 2017) wr. Yossi Ghinsberg (book), Justin Monjo, dp Stefan Duscio; Daniel Radcliffe (as Yossi Ghinsberg), Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Yasmin Kassim, Lily Sullivan, Joel Jackson, Luis Jose Lopez; action; filmed Bolivia

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Red Dog: True Blue (Kriv Stenders, 2016) wr. Daniel Taplitz, prod. Bryce Menzies, Nelson Woss, Good Dog Enterprises, dp Geoffrey Hall, music Cezary Skubiszewski; Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Levi Miller, Jason Isaacs, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Thomas Cocquerel, Igor Sas; boy and dog; one AACTA nomination

Best Editing

Australia Day (Kriv Stenders, 2017) wr. Stephen M. Irwin, dp Geoffrey Hall, ed. Nick Meyers; Bryan Brown, Isabelle Cornish; drama; Sydney FF, June

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking, ed. Jack Hutchings; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Hounds of Love (Ben Young, 2016) wr. Ben Young, prod. Melissa Kelly, dp Mick McDermott, ed. Merlin Eden; Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Ashleigh Cummings, Damien de Montemas; crime; 9 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Sound

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan, sound Liam Egan, Trevor Hope, Robert Sullivan, Yulia Akerholt, James Andrews, Les Fiddess; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July; 6 AACTA nominations

Killing Ground (Damien Power, 2016) wr. Damien Power, prod. Joe Weatherstone, sound Serge Lacroix, Cate Cahill, Francis Byrne, Tony Murtagh; Aaron Pedersen, Stephen Hunter, Harriet Dyer; thriller; shoot October 15 NSW; MIFF August

LEGO Batman Movie, The (Chris McKay, 2017) sound Wayne Pashley, Rick Lisle, Fabian Sanjurjo, Michael Semanick, Gregg Landaker; animation

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Original Music Score

Ali's Wedding (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) wr. Osamah Sami, Andrew Knight, music Nigel Westlake; Osamah Sami, Helana Sawires, Don Hany, Rahel Romahn; romcom; Sydney FF, June; 8 AACTA nominations

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking, ed. Jack Hutchings, music Bryony Marks; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Butterfly Tree, The (Priscilla Cameron, 2017) music Caitlin Yeo; Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe; drama; 3 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Production Design

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking, ed. Jack Hutchings, music Bryony Marks, production design Melinda Doring; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Death and Life of Otto Bloom, The (Cris Jones, 2016) wr. Cris Jones, production design Ben Morieson; Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown; fantasy

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan, sound Liam Egan, Trevor Hope, Robert Sullivan, Yulia Akerholt, James Andrews, Les Fiddess, production design Herbert Pinter; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July; 6 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Best Costume Design

Berlin Syndrome (Cate Shortland, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant, prod. Polly Staniford, Angie Fielder, Aquarius Films, dp Germain McMicking, ed. Jack Hutchings, music Bryony Marks, production design Melinda Doring, costume design Maria Pattison; Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt; psychological thriller; national release 20 April; 8 AACTA nominations

Dance Academy: The Movie (Jeffrey Walker, 2017) costume design Tess Schofield; Miranda Otto, Keiynan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues; based on TV show

Jasper Jones (Rachel Perkins, 2017) wr. Shaun Grant from novel by Craig Silvey, prod. David Jowsey, Vincent Sheehan, sound Liam Egan, Trevor Hope, Robert Sullivan, Yulia Akerholt, James Andrews, Les Fiddess, production design Herbert Pinter, costume design Margot Wilson; Hugo Weaving, Matt Nable, Myles Pollard, Dan Wyllie, Levi Miller, Aaron McGrath, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice, Igor Sas; 1965 murder mystery; WA; release 2 March; DVD release 5 July; 6 AACTA nominations

WON - Lion (Garth Davis, 2015) wr. Luke Davies from Saroo Brierley autobiography A Long Way Home, prod. Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, dp Greig Fraser, ed. Alexandre de Franceschi, sound Robert Mackenzie, Glenn Newnham, Nakul Kamte, Andrew Ramage, James Ashton, Mario Vaccaro, music Volker Bertelmann, Dustin O’Halloran, production design Chris Kennedy, costume design Cappi Ireland; Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman; Indian son reunited with birth mother; Tasmania; 12 AACTA nominations

Films in competition not nominated for an award

2:22 (Paul Currie, 2017) wr. Todd Stein, Nathan Parker, prod. Bill Mechanic, Steve Hutensky; Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid, Simone Kessell; thriller

Few Less Men, A (Mark Lamprell, 2017) wr. Dean Craig, prod. Tania Chambers, Laurence Malkin, Share Stallings; Xavier Samuel, Kevin Bishop, Kris Marshall, Shane Jacobson, Ryan Corr, Deborah Mailman, Jeremy Sims, Darren Gilshenan, Lynette Curran, Pamela Shaw, Sacha Horler; comedy; release 9 March

Bad Blood (David Pulbrook, 2017) wr. Patrick Edgeworth, David Pulbrook; Xavier Samuel, Morgan Griffin, Tess Fowler; thriller

Bad Girl (Fin Edquist, 2016) wr. Fin Edquist, prod. Steve Kearney, Bruno Charlesworth, Tenille Kennedy; Sara West, Samara Weaving, Felicity Price, Benjamin Winspear; girl attracts men on the internet; shot Perth, Swan Valley, Kalamunda, Serpentine WA; MIFF Aug 2016

Better Watch Out (Chris Peckover, 2016) wr. Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn; Dacre Montgomery, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen, Olivia DeJonge; horror

Blue World Order (Ché Baker, Dallas Bland, 2017) Jake Ryan, Billy Zane, Bruce Spence, Jack Thompson, Stephen Hunter, Bolude Fakuade, Billie Rutherford, Kendra Appleton; scifi

Colour of Darkness, The (Girish Makwana, 2016) Vidya Makan, Sahil Saluja, Sanjeet Pahil; dramaEllipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

Drama (Sophie Mathisen, 2016) wr. Sophie Mathisen, prod. Dominique Mathisen; Sophie Mathisen, Jonathan Burtreaux, François Vincentelli; set and shot in Paris; comedy

Ellipsis (David Wenham, 2017) Emily Barclay, Benedict Samuel; romance

EMO: The Musical (Neil Triffett, 2016) wr. Neil Triffett; Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare, Rahart Adams; musical

Event Zero (Enzo Tedeschi, 2017) Ash Ricardo, Zoe Carides, Nicholas Hope; crime

Legend of Ben Hall, The (Matthew Holmes, 2016) wr. Matthew Holmes, prod. Michael Favell, Russell Cunningham, Matthew Holmes, Jessica Pearce, exec prod. Greg McLean; Jack Martin (Ben Hall), Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel, John Orcsik, Joanne Dobbin, Adam Willson, Jamie Coffa, William Lee, Angus Pilakui, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Gregory Quinn; historical drama

One Less God (Lliam Worthington, 2017) wr. Lliam Worthington, prod. Lliam Worthington, Greg Buchanan, New Realms Films, dp Ashley Barron; Martelle Hammer, Joseph J. Taylor, Igor Keyman, Nathan Kaye, Jan Langford-Penny, Ketan Kumar; shot Carrington Hotel, Blue Mountains; based on terrorist attacks in Mumbai 2008

Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child (Shane Abbess, tba) aka SFv1, wr. Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia; Daniel MacPherson; scifi

Rip Tide (Rhiannon Bannenberg, 2017) wr. Georgia Harrison; Debby Ryan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Aaron Jeffery; family

Skin Deep (Jonnie Leahy, 2015) wr. Monica Zanetti; Zara Zoe, James Collette, Jeanie Drynan, Rebecca Smart; drama

Space Between, The (Ruth Borgobello, 2016) Flavio Parenti, Maeve Dermody, Lino Guanciale; drama

That's Not Me (Gregory Erdstein, 2017) wr. Gregory Erdstein, Alice Foulcher; Alice Foulcher, Isabel Lucas, Richard Davies; comedy; Santa Barbara FF

Three Summers (Ben Elton, 2017) Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski, Michael Caton; comedy; WA

What If It Works? (Romi Trower, tba) aka What Time Is My Heart?; Brooke Satchwell, Luke Ford, Wade Briggs; romance

Zelos (Jo-Anne Brechin, 2017) Shannon Ashlyn, Jeanie Drynan, Ben Mortley; dramedy

Longford Lyell Award: Phillip Noyce

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