Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Collect Australian Academy Awards

Mel Gibson's ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Collect Australian Academy Awards
Mel Gibson

The epic WWII movie gained a complete of 9 AACTAs out of 13 nominations, together with greatest movie and greatest director.

If 2015 was the 12 months of Mad Max on the Australian Academy of Cinema and Tv Arts (AACTA) Awards, 2016 belongs to the unique Mad Max Rockatansky, actor-director Mel Gibson after his WWII epic Hacksaw Ridge swept the awards with 9 wins from 13 nominations, together with greatest movie and greatest director.

Gibson’s visceral story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss was triumphant on the sixth annual AACTAs, with stars Andrew Garfield and Hugo Weaving additionally choosing up greatest actor and greatest supporting actor awards respectively. Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan additionally gained for greatest unique screenplay for the movie.

The 5 gongs the movie picked up on Wednesday on the Sydney ceremony added to the 4 Hacksaw Ridge gained on the craft awards ceremony on Monday.

Gibson, who final gained accolades as a director twenty years in the past for Braveheart, was emotional in his acceptance speech. “I am actually honored and choked up, I can not even discuss,” he mentioned. “I’d prefer to thank Australia for making this movie. All the way in which up and down it is a homegrown movie, he added.

Hacksaw Ridge stars Garfield and Weaving additionally paid tribute to the veteran. Garfield mentioned in a pre-recorded message, “It could not have been the movie it’s with out Mel. His brilliance, ardour and his skill to make everybody really feel as invaluable as one another, actually, the Australian in him.”

“It was fantastic to work with you, Mel, as a director,” Weaving mentioned, additionally accepting his award by video. “I’ve by no means seen a crew or a forged so enamored with their director.”

On the craft awards handed out at a lunch on Monday, Hacksaw Ridge took out honors in 4 of the six classes wherein it was nominated. They included wins for Oscar and BAFTA nominee John Gilbert for greatest enhancing; Barry Robison for greatest manufacturing design and Simon Duggan ACS for greatest cinematography. Additionally profitable for Hacksaw Ridge had been Andrew Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Mario Vaccaro, Tara Webb and Peter Grace ASSG, who gained the AACTA Award for greatest sound.

Elsewhere Simon Stone’s The Daughter rounded out the appearing awards with 18-year-old Odessa Younger profitable greatest actor in her function movie debut and Miranda Otto profitable greatest supporting actress, alongside Younger.

Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan accepted his beforehand introduced award because the Lyell Longford winner to a standing ovation. That award acknowledges a person who has made “a very excellent contribution to the enrichment of Australia’s display surroundings and tradition.” Isla Fisher was named the 2016 Trailblazer award recipient. Digital actuality pioneer Lynette Wallworth obtained the Byron Kennedy Award, and Oscar winner Eva Orner gained greatest function documentary for her have a look at he plight of refugees looking for to return to Australia in Chasing Asylum.

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