Mrs. Carey’s Concert, Shut Up Little Man among first AACTA Award nominees

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has wasted no time in preparing for its first ever awards ceremony in January, announcing the nominees for Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Short Animation and Best Short Fiction Film.

In an effort to align itself with the United States’ Academy Awards and the United Kingdom’s BAFTAs, the Australian Film Institute ditched the AFI awards in favour of the new AACTAs. Here are the first flicks to score an AACTA nom:

Best Feature Length Documentary:

Life in Movement
Mrs. Carey’s Concert
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
The Tall Man 

Best Short Animation:

Forget Me Not
The Missing Key
The Moment

Best Short Fiction Film:

Adam’s Tallit
The Palace
The Telegram Man

Here are the 23 feature films eligible for the remaining AACTA awards:

A Heartbeat Away
Big Mamma’s Boy
Burning Man
Caught Inside
Face to Face
Griff the Invisible
Here I Am
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Mad Bastards
Oranges and Sunshine
Red Dog
Red Hill
Sleeping Beauty
Summer Coda
The Cup
The Dragon Pearl
The Eye of the Storm
The Hunter
The Loved Ones
Wasted on the Young

The inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards will be held January 2012.

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