Animal Kingdom dominates AFI Award nominations

The nominees for the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards were announced this morning at the Sydney Theatre. Animal Kingdom led the pack with a record-breaking 18 nominations in the feature film categories, followed by Beneath Hill 60 (12 noms) and Bright Star (11 noms).

The nominations are as follows…

Best Feature Film

Animal Kingdom
Beneath Hill 60
Bran Nue Dae
Bright Star
The Tree
Tomorrow When The War Began

Best Director

Julie BertucelliThe Tree
Jane CampionBright Star
David MichôdAnimal Kingdom
Jeremy SimsBeneath Hill 60

Best Actor

Brendan CowellBeneath Hill 60
James FrechevilleAnimal Kingdom
Ben MendelsohnAnimal Kingdom
Clive OwenThe Boys Are Back

Best Actress

Abbie CornishBright Star
Morgana DaviesThe Tree
Charlotte GainsbourgThe Tree
Jacki WeaverAnimal Kingdom

Members Choice Award

Animal Kingdom
Beneath Hill 60
Bran Nue Dae
Bright Star
The Boys Are Back
Tomorrow When The War Began

Best Original Screenplay

Animal Kingdom
Beneath Hill 60
Bright Star
Daybreakers

Best Adapted Screenplay

Bran Nue Dae
The Boys Are Back
Tomorrow When The War Began
The Tree

Best Documentary

Contact
Inside the Firestorm
Strange Birds in Paradise
The Snowman

Best Young Actor

Ashleigh CummingsTomorrow When The War Began
Morgana DaviesThe Tree
James FrechevilleAnimal Kingdom
Harrison Gilbertson - Beneath Hill 60

International Best Actor

Simon BakerThe Mentalist
Ryan KwantenTrue Blood
Kodi Smit-McPheeThe Road
Sam WorthingtonAvatar

International Best Actress

Toni Collette – The United States of Tara
Bojana NovakovicEdge of Darkness
Mia WasikowskaAlice in Wonderland
Naomi WattsMother and Child

Check out the rest of the nominees (including the Television and Technical categories) over at the official AFI Website.

The winners will be revealed at the 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards Ceremony on Saturday December 11, 2010. The event will be hosted by AFI winner Shane Jacobson (Kenny).

Discuss: Umm, where the hell was The Waiting City?! What are your thoughts on this year’s batch of nominees?

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