HONG KONG -- The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has given pride of place in its international awards category to David O. Russell's "American Hustle." The picture was nominated in seven categories, including best film, ahead of "12 Years A Slave" with six nominations.
The AACTA international awards are separate from the organization's domestic awards for Australian film and TV works, and are intended to be part of the Oscar race. The winners will be revealed in Los Angeles on Friday Jan. 10, 2014, less than a week ahead of the Academy Award nominations announcement on Jan. 16.
Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips and Gravity each earned three nominations while "Osage County," "Dallas Buyer's Club" and "The Great Gatsby" each claimed a pair.
"Rush" gained its sole nomination as best film, alongside "Hustle," "Slave," "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips."
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
"12 YEARS A SLAVE"
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
"12 YEARS A SLAVE" Steve McQueen
"AMERICAN HUSTLE' David O. Russell
"CAPTAIN PHILLIPS" Paul Greengrass
"GRAVITY" Alfonso CuarÃ³n
"THE GREAT GATSBY" Baz Luhrmann
AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY
"12 YEARS A SLAVE" John Ridley
Australian Awards Laud 'American Hustle'
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