Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Etan Vlessing on February 12, 2021.
Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland dominated the nominations for the 2021 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) International Awards with six mentions across 11 categories.
On Friday, as the competition for the 10th AACTA International Awards, including new global TV categories, were unveiled, Zhao’s American road movie continued its run as an early awards season contender by picking up best director and best screenplay nominations and a best actress mention for Frances McDormand for her role in Nomadland.
Florian Zeller’s The Father, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and David Fincher’s Mank also picked up four nominations each. The AACTA Awards also gave three nominations to Schitt’s Creek and two mentions each for The Queen’s Gambit and Normal People.
Nomadland, The Father, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and The Trial of the Chicago 7 will compete for best film honors. And the best TV drama category will pit The Crown, I May Destroy You and The Mandalorian against Mystery Road and The Queen’s Gambit. …
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