AACTA Awards: 'The Irishman' leads with six nominations; 'Joker', 'Parasite', 'Once Upon..' follow

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Stills of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino from their film 'The Irishman' Photograph:( Twitter )

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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' picked up five nominations, while 'Joker' and 'Parasite' earned four each.

Soon after ‘The Irishman’ featured prominently at the Golden Globe Awards 2020 nominations list, the Netflix film also swept the annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards nominations with six mentions across seven categories.

Three other films followed ‘The Irishman’ as ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ picked up five nominations and ‘Joker’ and ‘Parasite’ got four nods each.

The annually held awards ceremony will have the Australian film academy honour the best movies of the year from around the world. “The AACTA International Awards honor film excellence on a global scale, acknowledging international excellence within the screen industry,” AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella said in a statement. “As always, we are thrilled to see many of our talented Australian practitioners and performers nominated for AACTA International Awards this year.”

Another film that made news was ‘The King’ that although missed a mention in the best director category but earned its place in the best film category. It was the only film that landed in best film category but did not get a mention for its filmmaker in the best director category. 

The best director contenders are thus Sam Mendes for ‘1917’, Martin Scorsese for ‘The Irishman’, Todd Philips for ‘Joker’, Quentin Tarantino for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Bong Joon Ho for ‘Parasite’. 

Worth noting is also actress Margot Robbie who grabbed a double nominee in the best supporting actress category for her roles in ‘Bombshell’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’. She is pitted opposite Nicole Kidman, who is also nominated for ‘Bombshell’, Toni Collette for ‘Knives Out’, and Florence Pugh for ‘Little Women’.

Toni Collette, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie got the same nominations in Golden Globes 2020 list that was announced on Monday.  

The ninth annual AACTA International Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 3, 2020.  

Check out the complete nominations list here:

Best Film

The Irishman
Joker
The King
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Direction

Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Screenplay

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, Joker
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Jin Won Han, Parasite

Best Lead Actor

Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Best Lead Actress

Awkwafina,The Farewell
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor

John Lithgow, Bombshell
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Song Kang-Ho, Parasite

Best Supporting Actress

Toni Collette, Knives Out
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood