Abbie Cornish wins Best Actor - Female for Somersault at the Inside Film Awards, 2004.
Shortland's first feature helped to launch the careers of both Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington - here Cornish refers to the film as a 'fork in the road' for her. As well as her fellow cast, Cornish thanks Shortland, producer Anthony Anderson and Executive Producer Jan Chapman in her acceptance speech.
Somersault won the best director (Cate Shortland), best film, best supporting actor - female (Lynette Curran) and best cinematography (Robert Humphreys). The film also won a whopping 13 awards at the AFI (later known as AACTA) Awards.