GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite) directed by BONG Joon-Ho
GISAENGCHUNG (Parasite) directed by BONG Joon-Ho

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced the winners of the 9th AACTA International Awards – winning the Award for Best Film was the South Korean black comedy thriller PARASITE, written and directed by Bong Joon Ho who accepted the Australian Academy’s highest Award. The film also received the AACTA Award for Best Asian Film at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last month.

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD took home two awards with Quentin Tarantino winning Best Direction and Brad Pitt winning Best Supporting Actor.

The lead performance awards went to Adam Driver, who won Best Lead Actor for his portrayal of stage director Charlie Barber in MARRIAGE STORY and Saoirse Ronan, who won Best Lead Actress for her performance as the outspoken tomboy, Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN.

First-time AACTA nominee Taika Waititi received the Award for Best Screenplay for the World War II satire JOJO RABBIT, which has also seen Waititi earn his first two Golden Globe® nominations.

Following a record-breaking double nomination in the Supporting Actress category, Margot Robbie took home the Award for Best Supporting Actress for biographical drama BOMBSHELL, marking the second AACTA International Award received by the Australian actress.

Winners of 9th AACTA International Awards

AACTA International Award for Best Film

PARASITE

AACTA International Award for Best Direction

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay

JOJO RABBIT – Taika Waititi

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor

Adam Driver – MARRIAGE STORY

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress

Saoirse Ronan – LITTLE WOMEN

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress

Margot Robbie – BOMBSHELL

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