Australia (2008 movie)

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Australia
Directed by Baz Luhrmann
Produced by Baz Luhrmann
Catherine Knapman
G. Mac Brown
Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann
Ronald Harwood
Stuart Beattie
Richard Flanagan
Story by Baz Luhrmann
Starring Nicole Kidman
Hugh Jackman
David Wenham
Music by David Hirschfelder
Cinematography Mandy Walker
Editing by Dody Dorn
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 26 November 2008
Running time 165 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget $130 million
($78 million after Australian tax rebates)[1][2]
Money made $211,342,221
(worldwide)[3][4]

Australia is a 2008 Australian epic historical romantic drama movie. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. It starred Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. It made the second most money of any Australian movie. The first was Crocodile Dundee. The movie is set between 1939 and 1942. Events in northern Australia included the bombing of Darwin during World War II. The movie was released in both Australia and the United States on 26 November 2008.[5] It was released to the rest of the world in late December 2008 and January and February 2009.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Awards
Award Category Recipient(s) Outcome
Satellite Awards
Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design Catherine Martin Won
Satellite Award for Best Cinematography Mandy Walker Won
Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects Chris Godfrey Won
Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay Baz Luhrmann Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Original Score David Hirschfelder Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Original Song 'By the Boab Tree' Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Editing Dody Dorn Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Sound Wayne Pushley Nominated
Satellite Award for Best Costume Design Catherine Martin Nominated
81st Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Costume Design Catherine Martin Nominated
Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Cinematography Mandy Walker Won
Best Supporting Actor Brandon Walters Won
Best Film Australia Nominated
Best Music Score David Hirschfelder Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performers – Brandon Walters Won
Critics' Choice Awards
Best Young Performer Brandon Walters Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Best Cinematography Mandy Walker Nominated
Most Promising Performer Brandon Walters Won

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