Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe are teaming up for a surprising new role ahead of the AACTA Awards
Russell Crowe, 56, and Nicole Kidman, 53, have teamed up for a surprising new role leading up to the 2020 AACTA Awards.
On Sunday, Russell and Nicole were officially named AACTA president and vice president, respectively, taking the role of former president Geoffrey Rush.
“I want to refocus our politicians of all beliefs on the strength and reach of our local fencing industry,” Russell said. The Sunday Telegraph.
New appearance: Russell Crowe, 56, (left) and Nicole Kidman, 53, (right) have been named AACTA president and vice president respectively
“I will work to encourage the government to give Australian producers the tax tools they need to be globally competitive, while at the same time nurturing local talent and magnetizing the industry to attract international productions,” he said.
Russell continued, “We need to expand our membership in every area of the industry and encourage people who work in film and television and those who love film and television to attend their Academy.”
Geoffrey Rush voluntarily left his post as president as AACTA president in 2017 after the Sydney Theater Company confirmed it was investigating an allegation of “ inappropriate conduct ” – claims Geoffrey firmly denies.
From: Geoffrey Rush (pictured) voluntarily left his post as president as AACTA president in 2017 after the Sydney Theater Company confirmed it was investigating an allegation of ‘inappropriate behavior’ – allegations Geoffrey vehemently denies
This year’s AACTA Awards ceremony will continue with some notable tweaks to ensure the event is compliant with COVID-19 restrictions.
Although both the Logie Awards and Helpmann Awards were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are determined to keep the show going.
The awards are for a limited audience due to the venue’s limited capacity, while this year’s industry lunch will be presented online.
Dedicated: Nicole has long been a supporter of the Australian film industry, having recently started filming her ‘$ 100 million’ production of the Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers in New South Wales
Meanwhile, the organizers have also introduced an AACTA Audience Choice Awards initiative that will allow audiences to vote on Australian screen performance over the past decade.
A free online festival called ScreenFest will also run all week, connecting the movie industry with fans.
AACTA Awards will take place on December 2 at The Star’s Event Center.
Safety first! The Australian Academy of Cinema Arts has revealed that this year’s awards ceremony will be a ‘reimagined’ and will take place over two sittings in the interest of guest safety