Australian Academy Awards: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Triumphs With Quartet Of Major Prizes

Jennifer Kent’s thriller The Nightingale has taken home a trio of prizes at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney.Kent’s period piece won Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Film, making Kent, who also produced, the first woman to receive awards across all three categories for the same film in the same year.

The film’s female lead, Aisling Franciosi, received the Best Lead Actress prize.The Nightingale follows a young Irish convict who chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family.Bong Joon Ho’s lauded Cannes winner Parasite scored the Aacta Award for Best Asian Film.

The award was presented to the South Korean film’s producer Kwak Sin-ae by Simu Liu, star of Marvel Comics’ upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings,

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