Nominations for the 2008 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards are about to be announced in Sydney and frockwriter can reveal that Gemma Ward's debut feature The Black Balloon has been nominated in at least two categories of Australia's most prestigious film awards: Best Film and Best Supporting Actress. Ward’s name does not appear amongst the Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress nominees - but her Black Balloon co-star Toni Collette, who was overlooked in the recent Australian IF Awards nominations for Best Actress in favour of Ward, has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
Frockwriter can also reveal the full 2008 list of AFI Best Actress nominees:
More to come.
UPDATED: THE BLACK BALLOON SWEEPS THE 50TH ANNUAL AFI AWARDS NOMINATIONS FIELD WITH 11 NODS.