It was always going to be afilm that pleased the critics and TenCanoes did just that on the weekend, winning best film at the Film CriticsCircle of
But the most awards went tothe drama Jindabyne, which won bestdirector for Ray Lawrence, supporting actor for Deborra-Lee Furness, andadapted screenplay for Beatrix Christian, whose source material was a RaymondCarver short story.
David Williamson also won acinematography award for Jindabyne,but it was shared with Ian Jones, who was behind the lens for the filming of Ten Canoes. Ten Canoes editor Tania Nehme also won her category, giving thatfilm three awards compared to Jindabyne'sfour.
Not surprisingly, given howmuch attention the performances have attracted, Candy received two awards in the acting category: for Abbie Cornishand, in the supporting category, for Geoffrey Rush.
The award for best maleactor in a leading role went to Shane Jacobson, who played the title characterin the low-budget comedy Kenny, whichhas taken the Australian box office by storm. He and his brother, directorClayton Jacobson, also won best original screenplay.
In the foreign categories, Good Night, And Good Luck won best filmin English and French film Cache (Hidden) was voted best film in alanguage other than English.
WINNERS IN THE 2006 FCCA AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN FILM
Ten Canoes, producers: Rolf De Heer,Julie Ryan
Ray Lawrence, Jindabyne
Abbie Cornish, Candy
Shane Jacobson, Kenny
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Shane Jacobson, Clayton Jacobson, Kenny
BEST ADPATED SCREENPLAY:
Beatrix Christian, Jindabyne
Ian Jones, Ten Canoes and DavidWilliamson, Jindabyne
Tania Nehme, Ten Canoes
BEST ACTOR - SUPPORTINGROLE:
Geoffrey Rush, Candy
BEST ACTRESS - SUPPORTINGROLE:
Deborra-Lee Furness, Jindabyne
BEST MUSIC SCORE:
Cezary Skubiszewski, The Book Of Revelation
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Cache (Hidden), director Michael Haneke
BEST FOREIGN FILM - ENGLISHLANGUAGE:
Good Night, And Good Luck, directorGeorge Clooney
BEST AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM:
Stranded, director Stuart Mc Donald,producers Lizzette Atkins, Beth Frey
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY(UNDER 60 MINS):
The Balanda And TheBark Canoes, directors Molly Reynolds, Tania Nehme, Rolf De Heer, producersDe Heer, Julie Ryan
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY:
The Archive Project, director JohnHughes, producers Hughes, Philippa Campey
Hunt Angels,director Alec Morgan, producer Sue Maslin