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‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett Win Big at Australian Academy Awards

'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett Win Big at Australian Academy Awards

“Mad Max: Fury Road” and director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s indie hit “The Dressmaker” dominated the major categories at the 5th Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, as the former continues to show strength with critics and voters alike this Oscar season. 

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The Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director George Miller won Best Film and Best Director at Australia’s equivalent to the Oscars, while “The Dressmaker,” about a woman (Winslet, herself a Globes nominee for “Steve Jobs”) who returns to her small town to exact revenge for past wrongs, took three of the four acting prizes—Actress Winslet, Supporting Actor Hugo Weaving, and Supporting Actress Judy Davis. Veteran Australian performer Michael Caton won Best Actor for road movie “Last Cab to Darwin.” 

Globe nominee Cate Blanchett (“Carol”) won the AACTA’s Longford Lyell Award for lifetime achievement.  

Read the list of winners below: 

Best Film
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Director
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Actor
Michael Caton, “Last Cab To Darwin”

Best Actress
Kate Winslet, “The Dressmaker”

Best Supporting Actor
Hugo Weaving, “The Dressmaker”

Best Supporting Actress

Judy Davis, “The Dressmaker”

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Australian Film
“The Dressmaker”

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