Cate Shortland wins Best Director for Somersault, 2004

Title:
Cate Shortland wins Best Director for Somersault, 2004
NFSA ID:
733415
Year:
2004
Courtesy:
IF Magazine
Category:
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In a moment that captures Cate Shortland's humility, she takes time in her best director award acceptance speech at the Inside Film Awards in 2004 to thank and pay tribute to Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career (Australia, 1979) for inspiring her to make films of her own.

Somersault cleaned up at the Inside Film Awards in 2004, also winning best film, best actor - female (Abbie Cornish), 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.