The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards were held overnight in Los Angeles, squeaking in just ahead of the Golden Globes, with a mix of local and overseas talent taking home some key awards. 

One of the key winners was Emma Stone, who took out Best Actress for her performance in La La Land, and in her acceptance speech, she repped hard for Australia’s national dish, fairy bread, saying:

“Unfortunately, it has been about three years since I was in Australia and I tried fairy bread when I was there which I hear was just for children, but I loved it and am really looking forward to having it again.”

It turns out this is a very, very real thing – she and her then-boyfriend Andrew Garfield tried the delicious snack for the first time while visiting Parliament on King in Erskineville, and the cafe subsequently named a dish after her.


Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman won the Best Supporting Actress gong for the acclaimed Aussie flick Lion, while Mel Gibson, who we’ve all apparently forgiven now with no questions asked, won Best Director for Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge picked up a further nine awards at the Australian AACTAs ceremony last year, and Gibson beat out filmmakers like Arrival‘s Dennis Villeneuve and La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle for the trophy. 

“I’ve got two of these now,” Gibson said as he accepted the award. “I can put them in a cupboard, a little soft music, candlelight. Maybe they’ll breed more? What do you think? I wonder what the gestation period is?”

The full list of winners is as follows:



Best Film




Arrival


Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land
– 
WINNER

Lion


Manchester By The Sea


Best Direction


Arrival
, Dennis Villeneuve

Hacksaw Ridge
, Mel Gibson  WINNER

La La Land
, Damien Chazelle

Lion
, Garth Davis

Manchester By The Sea
, Kenneth Lonergan


Best Screenplay




Hacksaw Ridge
, Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan

Hell Or High Water
, Taylor Sheridan

La La Land
, Damien Chazelle

Lion
, Luke Davies

Manchester By The Sea
, Kenneth Lonergan – WINNER


Best Lead Actor




Casey Affleck
, Manchester By The Sea – WINNER

Joel Edgerton
, Loving

Andrew Garfield
, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling
, La La Land

Denzel Washington
, Fences


Best Lead Actress


Amy Adams
, Arrival

Isabelle Huppert
, Elle

Ruth Negga
, Loving

Natalie Portman
, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land
– WINNER


Best Supporting Actor


Mahershala Ali
, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges
, Hell Or High Water

Lucas Hedges
, Manchester By The Sea

Dev Patel
, Lion – WINNER

Michael Shannon
, Nocturnal Animals


Best Supporting Actress




Viola Davis
, Fences

Naomie Harris
, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman
, Lion  WINNER

Teresa Palmer
, Hacksaw Ridge

Michelle Williams
, Manchester By The Sea

Source: ABC News.
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