AACTA International Award for Best Film

The AACTA Award for Best International Film is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is to "identify, award, promote, and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television".[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA International Awards, which hand out accolades for achievements in feature films, regardless of where the film was made.[2] From 1992–2004, a similar award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation. It was known as the AFI Award for Best Foreign Film, and was handed out at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards).[3]

Best International Film
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded2012
Currently held byParasite (2019)

The winners and nominees for 2011 were determined by a jury.[4][5]

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and highlighted in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[5]


Year Film title Original title Recipient(s)
The Artist N/A Thomas Langmann
The Descendants N/A Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor
Hugo N/A Johnny Depp, Timothy Headington, Graham King, and Martin Scorsese
The Ides of March N/A George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Brian Oliver
Margin Call N/A Robert Ogden Barnum, Michael Benaroya, Neal Dodson, Joe Jenckes, Corey Moosa, Zachary Quinto, Laura Rister, and Cassian Elwes
Melancholia N/A Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth
Midnight in Paris N/A Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, and Jaume Roures
Moneyball N/A Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz, and Brad Pitt
The Tree of Life N/A Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, and Bill Pohlad
We Need to Talk About Kevin N/A Jennifer Fox, Luc Roeg, and Bob Salerno
Silver Linings Playbook N/A Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, and Jonathan Gordon
Argo N/A Ben Affleck, George Clooney, and Grant Heslov
Les Misérables N/A Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, and Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi N/A Ang Lee, Gil Netter, and David Womark
Lincoln N/A Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg
Zero Dark Thirty N/A Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, and Megan Ellison
Gravity N/A Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman
12 Years a Slave N/A Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, and Anthony Katagas
American Hustle N/A Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, and Megan Ellison
Captain Phillips N/A Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, and Scott Rudin
Rush N/A Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) N/A Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, Arnon Milchan, and James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood N/A Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland, Jonathan Sehring, and John Sloss
The Grand Budapest Hotel N/A Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game N/A Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, and Teddy Schwarzman
Whiplash N/A Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, Michel Litvak, and David Lancaster
Mad Max: Fury Road N/A Doug Mitchell, George Miller, and P. J. Voeten
The Big Short N/A Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Arnon Milchan, and Brad Pitt
Carol N/A Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, and Christine Vachon
The Revenant N/A Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, David Kanter, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole, and Keith Redmon
Spotlight N/A Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar
La La Land
Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt
Arrival N/A Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, and Aaron Ryder
Hacksaw Ridge N/A Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, and David Permut
Lion N/A Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, and Emile Sherman
Manchester by the Sea N/A Kimberly Steward, Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, and Kevin J. Walsh
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh
Call Me by Your Name N/A Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, and Marco Morabito
Dunkirk N/A Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas
Lady Bird N/A Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O'Neil
The Shape of Water N/A Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale
Nicolas Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, and Gabriela Rodriguez
A Star Is Born N/A Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Todd Phillips, and Lynette Howell Taylor
BlacKkKlansman N/A Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele, and Shaun Redick
Bohemian Rhapsody N/A Jim Beach, and Graham King
Vice N/A Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick, and Brad Pitt
Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho
The Irishman N/A Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Irwin Winkler
Joker N/A Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
The King N/A Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Liz Watts, David Michôd, Joel Edgerton
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood N/A David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "AACTA – The Academy". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  2. ^ "AACTA – The Academy – The Awards". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  3. ^ "AACTA – The Academy – Background". Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). Retrieved 3 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Maddox, Gary (1 December 2011). "And the winner is ... the AFI". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  5. ^ a b "AACTA International AwardNominees" (PDF). Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.[dead link]

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