Margot Robbie’s awards season odds firm with AACTAS International win.

Australian actress Margot Robbie has secured the first part of a potential sweep of awards season for her stunning work on the film I, Tonya.

Robbie defeated Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand and Saorise Ronan to take home best actress at the 7th annual AACTA International Awards in Los Angeles.

Still ahead for Robbie are nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards – and even a possible Oscar nomination – for her performance as controversial skater Tonya Harding.

The AACTA International Awards are given out by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and recognise excellence in film, direction, screenwriting and screen performance.

The event was hosted by Hugh Sheridan, and the presenters included Jai Courtney, Josh Lawson, Mallory Jansen, Liam McIntyre, Daniel MacPherson, Josh Thomas and director Phillip Noyce.

The VIP guest list included Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Hugh Jackman, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Samara Weaving and Radha Mitchell.

The Academy Award nominations are announced on January 23; the winners are announced at the 90th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4.

The 7th annual AACTA International Awards will air at 8.30pm on Sunday, January 7 on Foxtel Arts, and will be repeated on January 8 and10.


Best film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best direction: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Best screenplay: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best lead actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Best lead actress: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Best supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best supporting actress: Alison Janney, I, Tonya


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