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The Dressmaker sews up 12 AACTA awards nominations

WIDE ACCLAIM: The Dressmaker cast members Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth with the film's director Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin at The Dressmaker's Australian premiere. Picture: THE DRESSMAKER

WIDE ACCLAIM: The Dressmaker cast members Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth with the film’s director Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin at The Dressmaker’s Australian premiere. Picture: THE DRESSMAKER


The Dressmaker movie, partially filmed in the Wimmera, has been nominated for 12 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards.
The Jocelyn Moorhouse-directed film scored the most nominations this year, followed by George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, 11, and Jeremy Sims’ Last Cab to Darwin, 8.
All three are up for the best film accolade alongside Neil Armfield’s Holding The Man and Robert Connolly’s Paper Planes.
The Dressmaker star Kate Winslet is nominated for best lead actress alongside Fury Road’s Charlize Theron, Now Add Honey’s Robyn Butler and Last Cab to Darwin’s Ningali Lawford-Wolf.
Hugo Weaving is nominated for best supporting actor, with Judy Davis and Sarah Snook both receiving nods in the best supporting actress category.
The film also excelled in behind-the-scenes categories, including best direction, best cinematography, best editing, best sound, best original music score, best production design and best costume design.
Based on a Rosalie Ham novel, The Dressmaker is a bittersweet comedy set in the fictional rural town of Dungatar in the early 1950s.
It features a glamorous young woman – Winslet – who returns home after many years in Europe and sets about transforming the town’s women to exact revenge on those who did her wrong.
The movie also stars Liam Hemsworth, who plays Winslet’s love interest, Teddy McSwiney.
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Wimmera extras on the set of The Dressmaker, from left, Zack Price, Kathy Vine, Meredith Shaw, Andrew McKenzie and Dalton Cross. Picture: LAUREN HENRY

EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME: Wimmera extras on the set of The Dressmaker, from left, Zack Price, Kathy Vine, Meredith Shaw, Andrew McKenzie and Dalton Cross. Picture: LAUREN HENRY


Several Wimmera people worked as extras in the film, with scenes shot at Jung, Longerenong Homestead and Murtoa in December last year.
The Dressmaker opens for general release across Australia today.
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards continue on from the AFI Awards, which honoured screen excellence in Australia since 1958.
The AACTAs are Australia’s equivalent of the Oscars and the BAAFTAs.
The AACTA awards will be presented in Sydney on November 30.

2015 AACTA NOMINEES, feature film

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM
THE DRESSMAKER Sue Maslin
HOLDING THE MAN Kylie du Fresne
LAST CAB TO DARWIN Greg Duffy, Lisa Duff, Jeremy Sims
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Doug Mitchell, PJ Voeten, George Miller
PAPER PLANES Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles, Liz Kearney

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
THE DRESSMAKER Jocelyn Moorhouse
HOLDING THE MAN Neil Armfield
LAST CAB TO DARWIN Jeremy Sims
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD George Miller

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
CUT SNAKE Blake Ayshford
KILL ME THREE TIMES James McFarland
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nico Lathouris
PAPER PLANES Robert Connolly, Steve Worland

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
HOLDING THE MAN Tommy Murphy
LAST CAB TO DARWIN Reg Cribb, Jeremy Sims
RUBEN GUTHRIE Brendan Cowell

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE DRESSMAKER Donald M. McAlpine ACS ASC
LAST CAB TO DARWIN Steve Arnold ACS
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD John Seale ASC ACS
ODDBALL Damian Wyvill ACS

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST EDITING
CUT SNAKE Andy Canny
THE DRESSMAKER Jill Bilcock ACE ASE
HOLDING THE MAN Dany Cooper ASE
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Margaret Sixel

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND
THE DRESSMAKER Andrew Ramage, Glenn Newnham, Chris Goodes CAS, David Williams, Mario Vaccaro,
Alex Francis

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Ben Osmo, David White, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Wayne Pashley,
Mark Mangini
PAPER PLANES Chris Goodes CAS, James Ashton, Emma Bortignon, Trevor Hope
PARTISAN Robert Mackenzie, Dane Cody

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE
THE DRESSMAKER David Hirschfelder
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL
PAPER PLANES Nigel Westlake
PARTISAN Daniel Lopatin

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
CUT SNAKE Jo Ford
THE DRESSMAKER Roger Ford
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Colin Gibson
PARTISAN Steven Jones-Evans APDG, Sarah Cyngler

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
CUT SNAKE Cappi Ireland
THE DRESSMAKER Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Jenny Beavan
PARTISAN Maria Pattison, Sarah Cyngler

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR
Patrick Brammall RUBEN GUTHRIE
Michael Caton LAST CAB TO DARWIN
Ryan Corr HOLDING THE MAN
Sullivan Stapleton CUT SNAKE

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Robyn Butler NOW ADD HONEY
Ningali Lawford-Wolf LAST CAB TO DARWIN
Charlize Theron MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Kate Winslet THE DRESSMAKER

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Coles Smith LAST CAB TO DARWIN
Alex Dimitriades RUBEN GUTHRIE
Anthony LaPaglia HOLDING THE MAN
Hugo Weaving THE DRESSMAKER

AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Judy Davis THE DRESSMAKER
Emma Hamilton LAST CAB TO DARWIN
Deborah Mailman PAPER PLANES
Sarah Snook THE DRESSMAKER

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Posted on Oct 29 2015

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