Mad Max, Carol Take Home Most Wins at Australian Academy's International Awards
Australia recognised some homegrown favourites at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards on Friday, with Mad Max: Fury Road named best film and George Miller best director.
The film continues to be recognised at various awards ceremonies, most recently the London Critics Circle Film Awards. Last night, Fury Road took the top spot from tough competition including The Big Short, Carol, The Revenant and Spotlight.
This marks the first time an Australian film has taken the Academy's double, winning at both the domestic awards in Sydney and now at the international awards in L.A.
Carol star Cate Blanchett, an Australian herself, took home best actress, while Rooney Mara won best supporting actress for the romantic period film. Leonardo DiCaprio, meanwhile, won best actor for another awards ceremony, bolstering his claim for the Oscar come Feb 28. Mark Rylance won best supporting actor for Bridge of Spies.
Spotlight didn't go home empty handed, winning best screenplay.