Great Gatsby Dominates Aussie Awards!

Great Gatsby Dominates Aussie Awards!


While Baz Luhrmann divided audiences and critics alike with his film THE GREAT GATBSY, the powers that be in Aussie film and TV have given it a rather dramatic nod of approval at the AACTA Awards in Sydney.

Luhrmann is an acquired taste. It’s no secret his movies are passionately despised by half the population, while the other half adores them.

Today’s events suggest the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is of the adoring variety, positively throwing awards Baz’s way during our Aussie equivalent to the Oscars.

While the big categories such as Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director etc are yet to be announced, a truckload of technical awards have already been sent Gatsby’s way at the ceremony held in Sydney today.

The film was crowned the winner in:

Best Visual Effects

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Sound

Best Original Score

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

In fact, THE GREAT GATSBY won every feature film award announced today. Ouch!


The remaining awards will be announced at a gala event on Thursday evening. Channel 10 will be airing the ceremony.

A full list of the winners thus far (for Feature Film, Documentary, TV and Short Film) can be found here

Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational