AFI Awards Dominated by ‘Look Both Ways’

First-time director Sarah Watt won the top honors at Saturday night’s Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, taking home both the Best Direction and Best Film prizes for Look Both Ways.

Watt also picked up the Best Original Screenplay award for the low-budget movie, her first feature-length production, at the Melbourne ceremony.

Elsewhere, the Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress honors went to Little Fish co-stars Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett, respectively.

Russell Crowe, who hosted the event, picked up the International Award for Best Actor for his performance in Cinderella Man, while Emily Browning took home the International Award for Best Actress for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Rockers Nick Cave and Warren Ellis won Best Original Music Score for The Proposition.

The winners at the 2005 AFI Awards included:

Best Film–Look Both Ways

Best Lead Actor–Hugo Weaving for Little Fish

Best Lead Actress–Cate Blanchett for Little Fish

Best Direction–Sarah Watt for Look Both Ways

Best Original Screenplay–Sarah Watt for Look Both Ways

Best Adapted Screenplay–Robert Connolly, Elliot Perlman for Three Dollars

Best Supporting Actress–Noni Hazlehurst for Little Fish

Best Supporting Actor–Anthony Hayes for Look Both Ways

Best Editing–Alexandre De Franceschi, John Scott for Little Fish

Best Original Music Score–Nick Cave, Warren Ellis for The Proposition

Best Production Design–Chris Kennedy for The Proposition

Best Costume Design–Margot Wilson for The Proposition

Best Sound–Sam Petty, Peter Grace, Robert Sullivan, Yulia Akerholt for Little Fish

Best Cinematography–Benoit Delhomme for The Proposition

International Award for Best Actor–Russell Crowe for Cinderella Man

International Award for Best Actress–Emily Browning for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

International Award for Excellence in Filmmaking–Roger Savage for House of Flying Daggers

Byron Kennedy Award–Chris Kennedy

Longford Life Achievement Award–Ray Barrett

Readers’ Choice Award–Cate Blanchett

Young Actor Award–Sophie Luck for Blue Water High

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