AACTA International Awards: ‘Roma’ Takes Best Film & Director; ‘The Favourite’ Also A Double Winner


The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts is out with the winners of its eighth annual AACTA International Awards, and it was another good night for Alfonso Cuarón and his film about growing up in Mexico City. Roma was named as Best Film during the ceremony at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles, and Cuarón scored the Best Directing trophy.

Having won the same two awards in 2014 for Gravity, Cuarón now holds the record for the most individual AACTA International Award wins, topping countryman Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s three.

Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Colman in The Favourite Atsushi Nishijima

The night’s other double winner was The Favourite, which scooped a record 10 wins at the British Independent Film Awards last month. Olivia Colman took Best Actress for playing England’s Queen Anne, and Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara won the Screenplay prize.

Aussie Nicole Kidman won Supporting Actress for her role in the gay-conversion drama Boy Erased, and the Actor awards went to men who played very different kinds of musicians: Rami Malek for his lead role as Queen’s Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Mahershala Ali for his supporting turn as jazz pianist Don Shirley, who goes on a concert tour of the Jim Crow South in Green Book.

Here is the full list of winners at the eighth annual AACTA International Awards:

AACTA International Award for Best Film

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
Alfonso Cuarón

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
The Favourite
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

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