‘Call Me by Your Name,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Top Australian Academy Award Nominees

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also nabbed five nominations alongside Luca Guadagnino, Greta Gerwig films

“Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” all emerged as the top nominated films from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

The Luca Guadagnino, Greta Gerwig and Martin McDonagh films each received five nominations in top categories, with plenty of love shown to Australian stars Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie.

“Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water” join the aforementioned three in the Best Picture race. Guadagnino and Gerwig rated in the Best Director category, while McDonagh was shut out in favor of “I, Tonya” helmer Craig Gillespie, Christopher Nolan of “Dunkirk” and Jordan Peele for “Get Out.”

The Best Actress race consists of Judi Dench for the Focus Features release “Victoria & Abdul,” Sally Hawkins of “The Shape of Water,” “Billboards” lead Frances McDormand, Robbie for “I, Tonya” and Saoirse Ronan of “Lady Bird.”

“Now in our seventh year, we are delighted to continue celebrating international excellence within the film industry, honoring the world’s best performers, practitioners and productions,” said the academy’s CEO Damian Trewhella.

Read the full list of nominees:

AACTA International Award for Best Film
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“Lady Bird”
“The Shape of Water”

AACTA International Award for Best Direction
“Call Me by Your Name” – Luca Guadagnino
“Dunkirk” – Christopher Nolan
“I, Tonya”  – Craig Gillespie
“Lady Bird”  – Greta Gerwig
“The Shape of Water”  – Guillermo del Toro

AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay
“Call Me by Your Name” – James Ivory
“Dunkirk” – Christopher Nolan
“Get Out”- Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”- Martin McDonagh

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actress
Judi Dench – “Victoria & Abdul” 
Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water” 
Frances McDormand -“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” 

AACTA International Award for Best Lead Actor
Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name” 
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” 
Hugh Jackman – “Logan”
Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” 
Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” 

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige – “Mudbound” 
Abbie Cornish – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” 
Nicole Kidman – “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” 
Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” 

AACTA International Award for Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe – THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Armie Hammer – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Tom Hardy – DUNKIRK
Ben Mendelsohn – DARKEST HOUR
Sam Rockwell – THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI