HIGH GROUND and NITRAM dominate 2021 FCCA AWARDS

HIGH GROUND and NITRAM dominate 2021 FCCA AWARDS*

High Ground was last night announced as Best Film in the annual Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards for Australian Film, for producers David Jowsey, Maggie Miles, Witiyana Marika, Greer Simpkin, Stephen Maxwell Johnson.

High Ground won in five of the categories, while Nitram won in four, with the award for Best Director going to both Stephen Maxwell Johnson for High Ground and Justin Kurzel for Nitram.

High Ground also collected Best Screenplay for Chris Anastassiades, Best Cinematography for Andrew Commis ACS and Best Actor Supporting Role for Sean Mununggur.

The performances in Nitram were praised by the FCCA with Best Actor awarded to Caleb Landry Jones, Best Actress to Judy Davis and Best Actress Supporting Role to Essie Davis.

Full list of winners (highlighted) and nominees are:

Best Film

HIGH GROUND (Producers: David Jowsey, Maggie Miles, Witiyana Marika, Greer Simpkin, Stephen Maxwell Johnson)

NITRAM  (Producers: Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell, Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant)

THE DRY  (Producers: Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson, Steve Hutensky, Rob Connolly, Eric Bana)

 

Best Director (shared)

Stephen Maxwell Johnson, HIGH GROUND

Justin Kurzel, NITRAM

Robert Connolly, THE DRY

 

Best Screenplay

Chris Anastassiades, HIGH GROUND

Robert Connolly & Harry Cripps, THE DRY

Shaun Grant, NITRAM

 

Best Cinematography

Andrew Commis ACS, HIGH GROUND

Sam Chiplin ACS, PENGUIN BLOOM

Stefan Duscio ACS, THE DRY

 

Best Actor

Caleb Landry Jones, NITRAM

Eric Bana, THE DRY

Jacob Junior Nayinggul, HIGH GROUND

 

Best Actress

Judy Davis, NITRAM

Noni Hazlehurst, JUNE AGAIN

Naomi Watts, PENGUIN BLOOM

 

Best Actress Supporting Role

Essie Davis, NITRAM

Claudia Karvan, JUNE AGAIN

Miranda Tapsell, THE DRY

 

Best Actor Supporting Role

Sean Mununggurr, HIGH GROUND

Anthony LaPaglia, NITRAM

Stephen Hunter, RUBY’S CHOICE

 

The FCCA is the national professional body of film critics and film journalists in Australia *