2020 AACTA International Awards: Australian Academy Announces Winners

Photos by Charley Gallay, Getty Images for AACTA

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the winners of the 9th AACTA International Awards at a star-studded Ceremony held at Mondrian, Los Angeles.

Lauded South Korean film Parasite took home the top honour of the night, winning Best Film. Director Bong Joon-ho was on hand to accept the award. Quentin Tarantino took home Best Direction for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Taika Waititi earned a Best Screenplay win for Jojo Rabbit, and top acting nods went to Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Saoirse Ronan (Little Women).

“This year we are thrilled to celebrate such a vast and vibrant group of winners, showcasing international excellence, irrespective of geography,” said AFI | AACTA CEO Damian Trewhella. “The AACTA International Awards continue to honour the best achievements in screen, adding a uniquely Australian voice to the international awards circuit. I congratulate all of the evening’s winners – with special congratulations to our Australian winner Margot Robbie – and wish them every success throughout the upcoming awards season.”

Take a look at the winners (with pics of those in attendance) and nominees below.

AACTA International Award for Best Film

Bong Joon-ho (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)
  • PARASITE (WINNER)
  • THE IRISHMAN
  • JOKER
  • THE KING
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

Quentin Tarantino (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino (WINNER)
  • 1917 – Sam Mendes
  • THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon Ho

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

Taika Waititi (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)
  • JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi (WINNER)
  • THE IRISHMAN – Steven Zaillian
  • JOKER – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
  • PARASITE – Bong Joon ho, Jin Won Han

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

Adam Driver (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)
  • Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY (WINNER)
  • Christian Bale – FORD V FERRARI
  • Antonio Banderas – PAIN AND GLORY
  • Robert De Niro – THE IRISHMAN
  • Joaquin Phoenix – JOKER

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

Saoirse Ronan (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for AACTA)
  • Saoirse Ronan – LITTLE WOMEN (WINNER)
  • Awkwafina – THE FAREWELL
  • Scarlett Johansson – MARRIAGE STORY
  • Charlize Theron – BOMBSHELL
  • Renée Zellweger – JUDY

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt / Sony Pictures
  • Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (WINNER)
  • John Lithgow – BOMBSHELL
  • Al Pacino – THE IRISHMAN
  • Joe Pesci – THE IRISHMAN
  • Song Kang-Ho – PARASITE

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

Margot Robbie / StudioCanal
  • Margot Robbie – BOMBSHELL (WINNER)
  • Margot Robbie – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
  • Toni Collette – KNIVES OUT
  • Nicole Kidman – BOMBSHELL
  • Florence Pugh – LITTLE WOMEN

 

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