AACTA film nominations 2019 – Nightingale surprises

With The Nightingale firmly in the running, the AACTA Awards could defy popular taste and honour grim realities. That would be a break with recent trends.

The members have voted and the AACTA longlist has been culled to the final nominations in the film category.

Read more: AACTA/AFI 2019: Decisions to make your head explode

Topping the nominations list is The Nightingale which missed out only on a chance at Best Original Score. Its 15 categories beat Hotel Mumbai and The King which scored 13 spots in the finals. Judy and Punch came in with nine. Top End Wedding has five while Ride Like a Girl and Danger Close both have four. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.