The Mel Gibson-directed film Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated for 13 awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).
The awards ceremony will be held in Sydney on 7 December 2016, where the film will be going up for awards in the following categories:
Best Film – Bill Mechanic, David Permut, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey
Best Direction – Mel Gibson
Best Lead Actor – Andrew Garfield
Best Lead Actress – Teresa Palmer
Best Supporting Actor – Hugo Weaving
Best Supporting Actress – Rachel Griffiths
Best Original Screenplay – Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan
Best Cinematography – Simon Duggan ACS
Best Editing – John Gilbert
Best Sound – Andrew Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Kevin O’Connell, Mario Vaccaro, Tara Webb, Peter Grace ASSG
Best Production Design – Barry Robison
Best Costume Design – Lizzy Gardiner
Best Hair & Make-Up – Shane Thomas, Larry Van Duynhoven
That’s quite the achievement already for Gibson’s latest directorial effort, and is possibly a sign of what’s to come at major award ceremonies in the future.
It’s no surprise the film has been so well received, as it was excellent (check out my review here).
Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), a WW2-enlisted soldier who refused to carry a weapon, yet reportedly managed to save the lives of approximately 70 men as an Army medic.
The film releases across Australian cinemas on 3 November 2016.