The Sydney Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony last night had the key essential, which was awards for some excellent films. But it lacked all that tension vibrating around a real auditorium as clusters of people hope desperately for a moment of honour after months of work. Or years in the case of documentary.
George Miller did the intro and outro on the stream, shot from above in a formal black suit which highlighted his silver hair and urbane manners. The filmmakers were fully composed by the time they had set up their home streaming systems, so they had even more elaborate lists of thankees.