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“Elvis” maxes out on nominations from the AACTA – Weblog


by Travis Cragg

Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic Elvis has completely dominated the movie classes of the Australian Academy Cinema Tv Arts (AACTA) scoring a nod in each class for which it was eligible. The grand complete is 15 nominations! Not too far behind, with 13 nods every, are George Miller’s fairytale 3000 Years Of Longing and Leah Purcell’s revisionist Western The Drover’s Spouse: The Legend Of Molly Johnson. In current occasions, the massive film of the nominations tends to brush the wins as nicely (see Nitram, Babyteeth, Lion, and Luhrmann’s The Nice Gatsby for proof), so should you’re eager to make predictions, the Presley biopic is the very best wager for all. 

After the bounce an inventory of nominations, the place you’ll be able to stream them within the US, and some feedback. In case Elvis leaves the constructing, we provide just a few options as to what may win…


  • Elvis (accessible to stream on HBOMax)
  • Right here Out West (not accessible within the US)
  • Sissy (accessible to stream on Shudder and AMC+) 
  • The Drover’s Spouse The Legend of Molly Johnson (accessible to hire on-line)
  • The Stranger (accessible to stream on Netflix)
  • 3000 Years of Longing (accessible to hire on-line)

Along with the highest nomination-haul movies mentioned within the intro, we now have an anthology movie set in Western Sydney (Right here Out West), a buzzy black comedy slasher (Sissy), and a criminal offense drama based mostly on the high-profile information story of a kid abduction from 20 years in the past (The Stranger).

It’s a disappointment that You Will not Be Alone, from Macedonian-Australian director Goran Stolevski, is just not right here. Or anyplace for that matter. It’s very good!



  • Elvis – Baz Luhrmann
  • Sissy – Hannah Barlow & Kane Senes
  • The Drover’s Spouse The Legend of Molly Johnson – Leah Purcell
  • The Stranger – Thomas W Wright
  • 3000 Years of Longing – George Miller

Noteworthy right here is the truth that Leah Purcell is the one First Nations girl in Australia to write down, direct AND star in a function movie.


  • Austin Butler, Elvis
  • Rob Collins, The Drover’s Spouse…
  • Joel Edgerton, The Stranger
  • Idris Elba, 3000 12 months of Longing
  • Damon Herriman, Nude Tuesday

Alternate winner to Elvis: Joel Edgerton has really by no means received an AACTA/AFI award within the lead class (although he has three supporting wins, for Animal Kingdom, The Nice Gatsby and The King). He does fairly nicely right here in his multi-faceted function in The Stranger, so if the voters are feeling nationalistic…



  • Aisha Dee, Sissy
  • Leah Purcell, The Drover’s Spouse…
  • Julia Savage, Blaze
  • Tilda Swinton, 3000 Years of Longing
  • Jackie Van Beek, Nude Tuesday

A class the place Elvis was not eligible so that is the place they’ll most likely reward the trailblazing Purcell.



Simon Baker in “Blaze”

  • Simon Baker, Blaze
  • Jemaine Clement, Nude Tuesday
  • Malachi Dower-Roberts, The Drover’s Spouse
  • Tom Hanks – Elvis
  • Sean Harris, The Stranger

Alternate to Elvis: if voters react badly to Hanks’ broad efficiency, then Baker might be subsequent in line – many individuals contemplate it his best efficiency. The movie itself, nevertheless (a couple of youngster’s trauma remodeling into an imaginary dragon after witnessing a horrifying incident) was not broadly seen.



  • Jada Alberts, The Stranger
  • Jessica De Gouw, The Drovers Spouse
  • Olivia DeJonge, Elvis
  • Joanna Lumley, Falling for Figaro (accessible to stream on Hulu)
  • Yael Stone, Blaze

Alternate to Elvis: de Gouw, because the spouse of the investigating sergeant in The Drover’s Spouse: The Legend Of Molly Johnson, might be within the working for the win.




  • A Sew in Time, Sasha Hadden
  • Akoni, Genna Chanelle Hayes
  • Darklands, Scott Main
  • Lonesome, Craig Boreham
  • Items, Martin Wilson
  • Smoke Between Timber, Michael Pleasure

The one movies right here that acquired one other nomination elsewhere are Items (in Costume Design) and A Sew In Time (in Rating). Lonesome lately performed at NYC’s queer competition NewFest.



  • Ablaze
  • Clear
  • Everyone’s Oma
  • Franklin
  • Ithaka
  • River

Ablaze is about an opera singer tracing the roots of her Aboriginal activist film-maker grandfather. Clear is an perception into the lives of “trauma cleaners” who clear up crime scenes, suicide websites and hoarders properties. In Everyone’s Oma a director opens his life on digicam to doc his grandmother’s battle with dementia. In Franklin,  a Tasmanian environmentalist does a solo rafting journey down the enduring river while concurrently telling the story of his father and the combat to avoid wasting aworld-heritage space from being destroyed by an infinite dam venture. Ithaka is in regards to the father of Julian Assange and his battle to avoid wasting his son from unjust imprisonment.

Lastly Jennifer Peedom returns to the visible essay documentary style she masterly coated in Mountain, this time reflecting on the world’s river methods (with Willem Dafoe’s narration returning as nicely). River has essentially the most nominations within the documentary classes (4).

Sadly this class is one other disappointment. Wash My Soul In The River’s Move, a stupendous live performance movie-life story-poetry studying movie about (the lately deceased) Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, didn’t present up anyplace. It is among the finest Australian documentaries of the 12 months



Damon Herriman and Jackie Van Beek in “Nude Tuesday”

  • Elvis
  • Nude Tuesday
  • The Drovers Spouse
  • The Stranger
  • 3000 Years of Longing



  • Blaze
  • Elvis
  • The Drover’s Spouse…
  • The Stranger
  • 3000 Years of Longing



  • A Fireplace Inside
  • Nameless Membership
  • Dealing with Monsters
  • Mountain Journey: Out of Bounds
  • Puff: Wonders of the Reef



  • Elvis, Catherine Martin
  • Right here Out West, Wendy Cork
  • Items, Monique Wilson & Kristie Rowe
  • The Drover’s Spouse…, Tess Schofield
  • 3000 Years of Longing, Kym Barrett

Alternate to Elvis; in the event that they tire of giving these awards routinely to Catherine Martin each time, they could go for one in every of their decades-long (first award in 1991) favourites i.e. Schofield and her interval Australian outback costuming.



3000 Years of Longing

  • Blaze, Dany Cooper
  • Elvis, Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond
  • Nude Tuesday, Nick Meyers
  • The Stranger, Simon Njoo
  • 3000 Years of Longing, Margaret Sixel

Alternate to Elvis: editors usually are not huge names, after all, however these nominees are fairly well-known of their subject. Cooper labored on the “Battlestar Galactica” sequence, Meyers received Australian awards for Balibo and Candy Nation, Njoo edited each The Babadook and The Nightingale, and Sixel received an Oscar for Fury Highway.



  • Ablaze
  • Clear
  • Franklin
  • River
  • We Have been As soon as Children



  • A Sew in Time, Angela Little
  • Elvis, Elliott Wheeler
  • Falling for Figaro, Cezary Skubiszewski
  • The Drover’s Spouse…, Salliana Seven Campbell
  • The Stranger, Leah Popple
  • 30000 Years of Longing, Roger Ford

Alternate to Elvis: Skubiszewski has been a stalwart of the business for over three a long time, so voters may lazily tick his title off as an alternative of lazily ticking Elvis.



  • A Fireplace Inside
  • Age of Rage
  • Dealing with Monsters
  • Puff: Wonders of the Reef
  • River



  • Elvis – Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
  • Gold – Jennifer Lamphee, Beth Halsted
  • The Drover’s Spouse… – Beth Halsted, Simon Joseph, Jennifer Lamphee
  • 3000 Years of Longing – Lesley Vanderwaldt
  • Wyrmwood: Apocalypse – Rachel Scane

Alternate for Elvis: if 3000YOL goes to win something, it is likely to be right here.



  • Elvis – Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Beverley Dunn
  • Interceptor – George Liddle (streaming on Netflix)
  • The Drover’s Spouse… – Sam Hobbs
  • The Stranger – Leah Popple
  • 3000 Years of Longing – Roger Ford

Alternate to Elvis: an impressed alternative could be to honour Liddle for his work on novelist Matthew Reilly’s first foray into motion film-making



  • Bosch & Rockit
  • Elvis
  • The Drover’s Spouse
  • The Stranger
  • 3000 Years of Longing

Alternate to Elvis: one other class the place a a win for 3000 Years wouldn’t be a waste.  


  • A Fireplace Inside
  • Dealing with Monsters
  • Franklin
  • River
  • Unseen Skies



  • DC League of Tremendous Pets
  • Elvis
  • Spider-Man No Manner House
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • 3000 Years of Longing

These nominations usually are not restricted to movies deemed as Australian productions, but in addition cowl native corporations working with worldwide titles.



  • Discovering Jedda
  • Giants
  • Hatchback
  • Stonefish
  • The Moths Will Eat Them Up
  • Voice Activated 


BEST CASTING  (That is the one movie class that additionally covers tv productions)

 Heartbreak Excessive

  • Elvis
  • Heartbreak Excessive (TV)
  • Love Me (TV)
  • The Stranger
  • The Twelve (TV)

Editor’s Observe: The AACTA additionally honors tv reveals. Many of the nominees for “Greatest Drama Collection” can be found to US audiences: Bump (CW), Love Me (Hulu), Wolf Like Me (Peacock), Heartbreak Excessive (Netflix) and The Vacationer (HBO Max) the latter two of which we have seen and heartily advocate.  RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Below is among the many nominees for “Greatest Leisure Program”.


The 2022 AACTA Business Awards shall be introduced on Monday December 5 and the 2022 AACTA Awards Ceremony on Wednesday December 7. 


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