Baz Luhrmann’s blockbuster The Great Gatsby has led the nominations for the 3rd annual AACTA Awards with 14 nods, closely followed by Kim Mordaunt’s independent film The Rocket
The two are vastly different Australian features. The Great Gatsby is a razzle-dazzle adaptation of an American classic novel, while The Rocket, which earned 12 nominations, is a low-budget, foreign-language feature, filmed entirely in Laos with a lead actor plucked from the streets.
The two features are also up for Best Film alongside Dead Europe, Mystery Road, Satellite Boy and The Turning.
You can read the full list of nominations here. The 3rd annual AACTA Awards ceremony will be held on January 30, 2014