Look Both Ways and two UK-Australian co-productions, The Proposition and OysterFarmer, were also nominated for best film.
Three of the best filmnominees, Little Fish,
The directors of the threefavourites - Rowan Woods (Little Fish),Sarah Watt (Look Both Ways) and JohnHillcoat (The Proposition) - werealso nominated for all three awards ceremonies, as were the writers of thesefilms - Watt, Jacquelin Perske (LittleFish) and
While Little Fish got the most nominations from AFI members (13) and frommembers of the Film Critics Circle of
Critics also have twocategories for foreign films. The foreign-language nominations were
The lead actors who figuredin all three awards were Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving (although the criticsregarded him as having a supporting role) in Little Fish, Justine Clarke in LookBoth Ways and Guy Pearce in TheProposition.
Scott Ryan was named in twoof the three best actor categories for TheMagician, which he wrote, directed and co-produced, an effort that alsoearned him and the film a nomination for the Independent Spirit IF Award. Theother feature named in this category was the ultra low-budget digifeature
The FCCA Awards will bepresented on November 12 in Melbourne, the IF Awards on November 23 in