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2007 Australian Film Institute Awards

The 49th Australian Film Institute Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2007, was broadcast from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia on the Nine Network. Geoffrey Rush hosted the show, for the second time. He previously presided over the 48th Australian Film Institute Awards the previous year.

2007 Australian Film Institute Awards
Date5–6 December 2007
Best FilmRomulus, My Father
Best DirectionTony Ayres
The Home Song Stories
Best ActorEric Bana
Romulus, My Father
Best ActressJoan Chen
The Home Song Stories

The nominees were announced on 24 October 2007. Deborra-Lee Furness, Sibylla Budd, Marny Kennedy, and AFI President James Hewison made the announcements. Romulus, My Father got the highest nominations with a total of sixteen with The Home Song Stories with the second highest number of fourteen. Clubland came third with eleven nominations.

The award winners were announced at two ceremonies; one on the 5 December ("industry" categories) and the other on 6 December (top categories), 2007. Films that won multiple Australian Film Institute Awards include: The Home Song Stories (7) and Romulus, My Father (4). The Home Song Stories performed exceptionally well, taking out a total 7 of its 14 nominations. The wins included, Best Direction (Tony Ayres), Best Actress in a Lead Role (Joan Chen), Best Screenplay (Tony Ayres), Achievement in Cinematogoraphy (Nigel Bluck), Achievement in Editing (Denise Haratzis), Best Original Score (Antony Partos), Best Achievement in Production Design (Melinda Doring) and the award for Achievement in Costume Design for Cappi Ireland.


Winners of major awardsEdit


Feature filmsEdit

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Best Lead Actor Best Lead Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography Best Editing
Best Original Music Score Best Sound
Best Production Design Best Costume Design
Award Winner Producer
Best Documentary Forbidden Lie$ Sally Regan, Anna Broinowski

Special honorsEdit

Award Winner Field
Australian Film Institute Byron Kennedy Award David Hannay Art Direction


Multiple nominationsEdit

Multiple film nominationsEdit

The following films received multiple nominations.