The haul of wins include nods in the Best Film, Best Direction in Film and Best Lead Actor and Actress in Film categories.
Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, tonight announced the Stan Original Film Nitram was honoured with a clean sweep of major awards at the star-studded 2021 AACTA Awards ceremony at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
In addition to winning the AACTA Award for Best Film, Nitram was tonight recognised with AACTA Award wins for Best Direction for director Justin Kurzel, Best Lead Actor for Caleb Landry Jones, Best Lead Actress for Judy Davis, Best Supporting Actor for Anthony LaPaglia and Best Supporting Actress for Essie Davis.
Nitram was also honoured at the AACTA Industry Awards on Monday, receiving wins for Best Original Screenplay for writer Shaun Grant, who was also honoured with the Awgie Award from the Australian Writers Guild on Tuesday, in addition to the AACTA Award for Best Editing for Nick Fenton.
Nitram screened in Official Selection for Competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July and was the first Australian film to compete for the Palme D’Or in a decade, with Caleb Landry Jones recognised with Best Actor honours at the festival for his performance. Nitram was also awarded the CinefestOZ Film Prize in August, in addition to being selected for competition at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
Nitram depicts the events leading up to one of the darkest chapters in Australian history in an attempt to understand why and how this atrocity occurred. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Stan Original Film True History of the Kelly Gang, Snowtown) and written by Shaun Grant (Penguin Bloom, Snowtown), the film stars Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Get Out), Essie Davis (The Babadook, Stan Original Film True History of the Kelly), Judy Davis (My Brilliant Career, The Dressmaker) and Anthony LaPaglia (Lantana, Balibo).
A GoodThing Productions film in conjunction with Stan, the Stan Original Film Nitram is produced by GoodThing Productions’ Nick Batzias and Virginia Whitwell (2040, The Australian Dream), alongside Justin Kurzel and Shaun Grant.