‘The Great Gatsby’ wins at the Australian Academy Awards

By Marcina Zaccaria,

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts had a spectacular ceremony, honoring some of the best filmmakers in Australia. Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby won Best Film, Best Director, and several other trophies on Thursday.

It was a tremendous year for The Great Gatsby, released in 2013, at the awards. Leonardo DiCaprio also won for Best Lead Actor, Elizabeth Debicki won for Best Supporting Actress, and Joel Edgerton took home the award for Best Supporting Actor. Gatsby also earned the win for Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Great Gatsby also made a strong showing at the technical awards on Tuesday as well, notes Variety.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gatsby's primary competition was Kim Mordaunt's Laotian-language Oscar entrant, The Rocket, which nominated in 12 categories.

The Australian Academy honors extraordinary efforts in film and television. Other winners during the ceremony included Top of the Lake, The Turning, Please Like Me, and The Rocket.

Other moments during the evening included Jacki Weaver being presented the AACTA Raymond Longford Award. The award show also boasted a glitzy musical tribute to Luhrmann’s "Red Curtain" films, Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge! and Romeo and Juliet.

Image: Wikimedia Commons



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