The winners of the 2nd AACTA International Awards were announced earlier this morning at a trés casual luncheon in West Hollywood. Dress code: t-shits are cool; sure, I mean, why the hell not?

Fresh from a “cool workout” earlier that morning [50 min walk, 20 mins stat bike, 25 mins shoulder routine], newly-appointed AACTA emcee and Britney’s No. 1 gal pal, Russell Crowe, played the consummate host to an audience that included God amongst producers, Harvey Weinstein, Les Misérables director and Oscar-nominee, Tom Hooper and Natalie Imbruglia (?)

Other attendees included cuckolded AACTA host Hugh Sheridan, Kieran Darcy-Smith, and the man who put the Dick in Liz, Grant Bowler.

David O. Russell’s bipolar festival darling, Silver Linings Playbook, secured five of the seven awards handed out at the ceremony, including Best Direction, Best Film and Best Lead Actress for a pneumonia-struck Jennifer Lawrence. Two ‘discretionary awards’ determined by the Australian Film Institute were also presented to her co-stars Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver for their supporting roles in the offbeat family drama.

Academy Award-nominated Best Actor, Daniel Day Lewis, won Best Actor for his Best Actor role in Lincoln: The Best Acting President over antipodean golden boy Hugh Jackman. Quentin Tarantino took home a gold statuette for his Django Unchained screenplay and Best Fist Bump.

The actual AACTA Awards take place this Wednesday, January 30th, at The Star in Sydney. The awards will be telecast live on Network Ten.

The Sweetest Thing:

International AACTA Award Winners Announced

2nd AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS NOMINEES AND WINNERS


AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

Argo. Chris Terrio

Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino – WINNER

Lincoln. Tony Kushner
The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson
Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell
Zero Dark Thirty. Mark Boal

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION
Argo. Ben Affleck
Life Of Pi. Ang Lee
Lincoln. Steven Spielberg
The Sessions. Ben Lewin

Silver Linings Playbook. David O. Russell – WINNER

Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper. Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis. Lincoln – WINNER

John Hawkes. The Sessions
Hugh Jackman. Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix. The Master
Denzel Washington. Flight

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain. Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard. Rust and Bone
Nicole Kidman. The Paperboy

Jennifer Lawrence. Silver Linings Playbook – WINNER

Emmanuelle Riva. Amour
Naomi Watts. The Impossible

AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST FILM
Argo. Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Les Misérables. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh
Life of Pi. Ang Lee, Gil Netter, David Womark
Lincoln. Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook. Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon – WINNER

Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Megan Ellison

‘DISCRETIONARY’ AACTA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook


Photos by Jason Merritt, Frazer Harrison via Getty