Suburban Mayhem led the Australian Film Institute Award nominations with nods in 12categories, but was passed over for a best film nomination.

The film about an audaciousteenager had its world premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes in May, closed the Melbourne International FilmFestival, and finally opens to the Australian public next week.

The films nominated for bestfilm are the relationship drama Jindabyne,drug romance Candy, indigenous fable Ten Canoes and Kenny, a drama infused with toilet humour.

The directors of all thesebest film nominees except Candy - RayLawrence for Jindabyne, Rolf de Heerand Peter Djigirr for Ten Canoes and ClaytonJacobson for Kenny - were nominatedfor best director, alongside SuburbanMayhem director Paul Goldman.

Candy and Suburban Mayhem scored the most actingnominations. Those nominated from Candywere Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Noni Hazlehurst and Geoffrey Rush, who ishosting the AFI Award presentation on December 6 and 7 in Melbourne. Emily Barclay, Anthony Hayes, Genevieve Lemon andMia Wasikowska from Suburban Mayhemwere also nominated.


L'Oreal Paris AFI Award for Best Film

Candy -Margaret Fink & Emile Sherman

Jindabyne- April Films & Catherine Jarman

Kenny -Clayton Jacobson & Rohan Timlock

Ten Canoes- Julie Ryan & Rolf de Heer

AFI Award for Best Direction

Jindabyne- Ray Lawrence

Kenny -Clayton Jacobson

Suburban Mayhem - Paul Goldman

Ten Canoes -Rolf de Heer & Peter Djigirr

AFI Award for Best OriginalScreenplay

2:37 - Murali K. Thalluri

Kenny -Shane Jacobson & Clayton Jacobson

Suburban Mayhem - Alice Bell

Ten Canoes- Rolf de Heer

AFI Award for Best AdaptedScreenplay

The Book of Revelation - Ana Kokkinos & Andrew Bovell

Candy -Luke Davies & Neil Armfield

Jindabyne- Beatrix Christian

Last Train to Freo - Reg Cribb

AFI Award for BestCinematography

Jindabyne- David Williamson

Macbeth -Will Gibson

Suburban Mayhem - Robert Humphreys ACS

Ten Canoes- Ian Jones ACS

AFI Award for Best Editing

Candy - DanyCooper ASE

Kenny -Clayton Jacobson & Sean Lander

Suburban Mayhem - Stephen Evans

Ten Canoes- Tania Nehme

AFI Award for Best Sound

Jindabyne- Andrew Plain,Peter Grace, Nada Mikis, Peter Miller, Linda Murdoch & Robert Sullivan

Macbeth -Frank Lipson & John Wilkinson

Suburban Mayhem - Liam Egan, Phil Judd & Steven Jackson-Vaughan

Ten Canoes- James Currie, Tom Heuzenroeder, Michael Bakaloff & Rory McGregor

AFI Award for Best OriginalMusic Score

The Book of Revelation - Cezary Skubiszewski

Jindabyne- Paul Kelly & Dan Luscombe

Macbeth -John Clifford White

Suburban Mayhem - Mick Harvey

AFI Award for BestProduction Design

Candy -Robert Cousins

Macbeth -David McKay

Suburban Mayhem - Nell Hanson

Ten Canoes- Beverley Freeman

AFI Award for Best CostumeDesign

The Book of Revelation - Anna Borghesi

Kokoda -Phill Eagles

Macbeth -Jane Johnston

Suburban Mayhem - Melinda Doring

AFI Award for Best LeadActor

Heath Ledger - Candy

Gabriel Byrne - Jindabyne

Shane Jacobson - Kenny

Steve Le Marquand - Last Train to Freo

AFI Award for Best LeadActress

Teresa Palmer - 2:37

Abbie Cornish - Candy

Laura Linney - Jindabyne

Emily Barclay - Suburban Mayhem

AFI Award for BestSupporting Actor

Geoffrey Rush - Candy

Ronald Jacobson - Kenny

Tom Budge - Last Train to Freo

Anthony Hayes - Suburban Mayhem

AFI Award for BestSupporting Actress

Noni Hazlehurst - Candy

Susie Porter - The Caterpillar Wish

Deborra-lee Furness - Jindabyne

Genevieve Lemon - Suburban Mayhem

L'Oreal Paris AFI YoungActor Award

Frank Sweet - 2:37

Marny Kennedy - (TV) Mortified

Christian Byers - Opal Dream

Mia Wasikowska - Suburban Mayhem

AFI Visual Effects Award

Hunt Angels- Rose Draper & Mike Seymour

Kokoda -Phil Stuart-Jones

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