Australia’s AACTA International Awards Names ‘Promising Young Woman’ Best Film

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Nancy Tartaglione on March 5, 2021.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has unveiled the winners of its 10th AACTA International Awards with Carey Mulligan-starrer Promising Young Woman taking the Best Film prize. The black comedy thriller is produced by Australia’s multi-AACTA International Award winner Margot Robbie and her LuckyChap Entertainment. Mulligan was also named Best Lead Actress. The late Chadwick Boseman was named Best Lead Actor in Film for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. (See full list of winners below.)

Nomadland filmmaker Chloé Zhao became the first woman to receive the AACTA International Award for Best Direction, coming off Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama wins at the Golden Globes and after starting an awards season run with the Golden Lion in Venice last September.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 took home Best Screenplay in Film and Best Supporting Actor in Film for Sacha Baron Cohen.

On the TV side, The Queen’s Gambit was awarded two of the four new global TV awards including Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Series for Anya Taylor-Joy.

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