Actor Robert De Niro and Director Quentin Tarantino each snagged themselves an award at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts 2nd AACTA International Awards, held at Soho House on January 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.
Dubbed the “Australian Oscars,” the AACTA awards recognized the talent of American actor Robert De Niro for his role in film “The Silver Linings Playbook,” playing opposite Australian actress Jacki Weaver (looking lovely in her black lace dress, peeptoe pumps and dangling earrings) as the parents of Bradley Cooper’s character, which won them both Best Supporting Actor/Actress. Director David O. Russell scored the best directing honors in the film, while actress Jennifer Lawrence took away the Best Leading Actress and Producers Jonathan Gordon, Donna Gigliotti and Bruce Cohen too got awarded!
Director Quentin Tarantino was recognized for Best Screenplay for his film “Django Unchained.” British actor Daniel Day Lewis too got the Best Leading Actor award for his role as “Lincoln.”
Australian actor Russell Crowe was also there during the awards, reportedly letting expletives fly as he spoke on stage and charming the crowd as he did so…
Crowe already flew back to Sydney to join Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush at the Star Casino in Sydney, Australia for their AACTA luncheon held today January 28, 2013.
Also attending were singer Helen Reddy, actors Hugh Sheridan and Natalie Imbruglia, Grant Bowler and Kate Buckwald, Jonathan LaPaglia (Anthony’s brother!) and Ursula Brooks, Renee Bargh, Robin McLeavy, Kim Wilson, Tehmina Sunny and Charles Mesure and Director Scott Hicks.
Congratulations to all the AACTA award winners! Enjoy the slideshow to see what they wore to the 2nd AACTA International Awards…