Mystery Road cleans up at the AFCA awards

Rose Byrne's was awarded for her stellar performance in The Turning.

Rose Byrne was awarded for her stellar performance in The Turning.

Mystery Road was the big winner of last nights Australian Film Critics Association Film & Writing Awards.

Ivan Sen’s below average, dusty thriller took home six major awards including Best Film and Best Cinematography.

Being a male dominated film the only two local awards Mystery Road didn’t take out were Best Actress (Nicole Kidman, The Railway Man) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rose Byrne, The Turning).

See the complete list of winners below.

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You can read our 2.5 star review of Mystery Road’ here.

Ivan Hutchinson Award for Writing on Australian Cinema
Glenn Dunks
“Launching The Rocket: Beyond the Typical Australian Film.”

Award for Writing on non-Australian Cinema
Scott MacLeod
“Through the Mind: Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master.”

Awards for Best Review of an individual Australian film
Simon Miraudo
“The Great Gatsby”

Awards for Best Review of an Individual non-Australian film
Simon Di Berardino
“To The Winder”

Best Film
Mystery Road

Best Director
Ivan Sen – Mystery Road

Best Actor
Aaron Pedersen – Mystery Road

Best Actress
Nicole Kidman – The Railway Man

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hugo Weaving – Mystery Road

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Rose Byrne – The Turning

Best Screenplay
Ivan Sen – Mystery Road

Best Cinematography
Ivan Sen – Mystery Road

Best International Film (Foreign Language)
Amour

Best International Film (English Language)
Django Unchained

Best Documentary (Local or International)
Stories We Tell

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