AACTA nominations announced – Here are our predictions

The nominees for Australia’s highest feature film accolade were announced today and Australian film buffs will be happy to know there’s no surprises as big as last year’s nomination for The Great Gatsby, which took home best film and a swag of other awards is didn’t deserve.

This time around AACTA has kept the nominations predominantly local – but we won’t be to precious about that one this time around.

It’s no surprise that Cinema Australia’s favourite film of 2014 is The Babadook and we’ll be rooting for it come January.

Check out the complete list below. We’ve also included who we think will win and who we think should win.

BEST FILM
The Babadook
Charlie’s Country
Predestination
The Railway Man
The Water Diviner
Tracks
WILL WIN: The Water Diviner
SHOULD WIN: The Babadook
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: The Infinite Man

BEST ACTOR
Russell Crowe (The Water Diviner)
David Gulpilil (Charlie’s Country)
Guy Pearce (The Rover)
Damon Herriman (The Little Death)
WILL WIN: David Gulpilil
SHOULD WIN: Guy Pearce
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Matt Nable (Fell)

BEST ACTRESS
Mia Wasikowska (Tracks)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Sarah Snook (Predestination)
Kate Box (The Little Death)
WILL WIN: Essie Davis
SHOULD WIN: Essie Davis
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Ashleigh Cummings (Galore)

BEST DIRECTOR
Jennifer Kent
Rolf de Heer
Peter & Michael Spierig
David Michôd
WILL WIN: Rolf de Heer
SHOULD WIN: Jennifer Kent
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Hugh Sullivan (The Infinite Man)

BEST SCREENPLAY
52 Tuesdays
The Babadook
Charlie’s Country
The Water Diviner
WILL WIN: The Water Diviner
SHOULD WIN: 52 Tuesdays
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: The Infinite Man

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Marden Dean (Fell)
Ben Nott (Predestination)
Gary Phillips (The Railway Man)
Mandy Walker (Tracks)
WILL WIN: Ben Nott (Predestination)
SHOULD WIN: Marden Dean (Fell)
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Natasha Braier (The Rover)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Patrick Brammall (The Little Death)
Yilmaz Erdogan (The Water Diviner)
Robert Pattinson (The Rover)
TJ Power (The Little Death)
WILL WIN: Robert Pattinson (The Rover)
SHOULD WIN: Patrick Brammall (The Little Death)
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Daniel Henshall (Fell)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Erin James (The Little Death)
Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner)
Kate Mulvany (The Little Death)
Susan Prior (The Rover)
WILL WIN: Jacqueline McKenzie (The Water Diviner)
SHOULD WIN: Kate Mulvany (The Little Death)
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Sarah Snook (These Final Hours)

 

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