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The 2005 AFI Awards were held on Saturday 26 November at Melbourne Central City Studios.

Nominations for Feature Films

Best Film

  • Little Fish, Vincent Sheehan, Liz Watts, Richard Keddie
  • Look Both Ways, Bridget Ikin
  • Oyster Farmer, Anthony Buckley, Piers Tempest
  • The Proposition, Chris Brown, Jackie O'Sullivan, Chiara Menage, Cat Villiers

Best Direction

  • Little Fish, Rowan Woods
  • Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt
  • The Proposition, John Hillcoat
  • Wolf Creek, Greg McLean

Best Original Screenplay

  • Little Fish, Jacquelin Perske
  • Look Both Ways, Sarah Watt
  • The Proposition, Nick Cave
  • Wolf Creek, Greg McLean

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Hating Alison Ashley, Christine Madafferi
  • The Illustrated Family Doctor, Kriv Stenders, David Snell
  • The Widower, Lyndon Terracini
  • Three Dollars, Robert Connolly, Elliot Perlman

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Saskia Burmeister, Hating Alison Ashley
  • Cate Blanchett, Little Fish
  • Justine Clarke, Look Both Ways
  • Frances O'Connor, Three Dollars

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Hugo Weaving, Little Fish
  • William McInnes, Look Both Ways
  • Guy Pearce, The Proposition
  • Ray Winstone, The Proposition

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Tracy Mann, Hating Alison Ashley
  • Noni Hazlehurst, Little Fish
  • Daniela Farinacci, Look Both Ways
  • Kestie Morassi, Wolf Creek

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Martin Henderson, Little Fish
  • Anthony Hayes, Look Both Ways
  • John Hurt, The Proposition
  • Robert Menzies, Three Dollars

Best Cinematography

  • Little Fish, Danny Ruhlmann ACS
  • Oyster Farmer, Alun Bollinger
  • The Proposition, Benoît Delhomme
  • Wolf Creek, Will Gibson

Best Editing

  • Little Fish, Alexandre de Franceschi ASE, John Scott ASE
  • Look Both Ways, Denise Haratzis ASE
  • The Proposition, Jon Gregory
  • Wolf Creek, Jason Ballantine

Best Original Music Score

  • Little Fish, Nathan Larson
  • The Proposition, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
  • Three Dollars, Alan John
  • Wolf Creek, Francois Tetaz

Best Production Design

  • Little Fish, Luigi Pittorino
  • Look Both Ways, Rita Zanchetta
  • The Proposition, Chris Kennedy
  • Three Dollars, Luigi Pittorino

Best Costume Design

  • Hating Alison Ashley, Paul Warren
  • Little Fish, Melinda Doring
  • Look Both Ways, Edie Kurzer
  • The Proposition, Margot Wilson

Best Sound

  • Little Fish, Sam Petty, Peter Grace
  • Look Both Ways, Andrew Plain, Peter Smith, Toivo Lember
  • The Proposition, Tim Alban, Paul Davies, Craig Walmsley
  • Wolf Creek, Des Kenneally, Peter Smith, Pete Best, Tom Heuzenroeder

Nominations for Non-Feature Films

Best Documentary (awarded to Producer)

  • Girl in a Mirror
  • Jabe Babe: A Heightened Life
  • Killers in Eden
  • Land Mines - A Love Story (Dennis O'Rourke)

Best Short Fiction Film (awarded to Director)

  • A Message From Fallujah
  • Azadi
  • Jewboy
  • The Eye Inside

Best Short Animation Film (awarded to Director)

  • 2:41 Upfield
  • Fritz Gets Rich
  • Piñata
  • The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

Nominations for Television Drama

Best Television Drama Series

  • Love My Way, Claudia Karvan, John Edwards (FOXTEL)
  • MDA, Denny Lawrence (ABC)
  • All Saints, MaryAnne Carroll (Seven Network)
  • Blue Heelers, David Clarke, Gus Howard (Seven Network)

Best Telefeature Or Mini-Series

  • The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant, Andrew Benson, Greg Haddrick (Network Ten)
  • Little Oberon, Susan Bower (Nine Network)
  • Hell Has Harbour Views, Ian Collie (ABC)
  • Through My Eyes, Simone North, Tony Cavanaugh (Seven Network)

Best Comedy Series

  • We Can Be Heroes, Laura Waters (ABC)
  • The Chaser Decides, Chaser Crackerjack (ABC)
  • John Safran vs God, John Safran, Selin Yaman (SBS)
  • Comedy Inc. ­ The Late Shift, David McDonald (Nine Network)

Best Light Entertainment Series

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Andrew Denton, Anita Jacoby (ABC)
  • The Glass House, Ted Robinson (ABC)
  • Spicks and Specks, Anthony Watt, Paul Clarke, Bruce Kane (ABC)
  • RocKwiz, Brian Nankervis, Ken Connor, Peter Bain-Hogg (SBS)

Best Children’s Television Drama

  • Blue Water High, Dennis Kiely (ABC)
  • Holly's Heroes, Ann Darrouzet, Dave Gibson, Jenni Tosi (Nine Network)
  • Scooter: Secret Agent, Daniel Scharf, Jonathan Shiff (Network Ten)

Best Direction In Television

  • Matthew Saville, We Can Be Heroes (Ep 5) (ABC)
  • David McDonald, Comedy Inc. ­ The Late Shift (Ep 1) (Nine Network)
  • Peter Andrikidis, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)
  • Jessica Hobbs, Love My Way (Ep 8) (FOXTEL)

Best Screenplay In Television

  • Chris Lilley, We Can Be Heroes (Ep 1) (ABC)
  • Peter Berry, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)
  • Jacquelin Perske, Love My Way (Ep 9) (FOXTEL)
  • Greg Haddrick, MDA (Ep 12) (ABC)

Best Lead Actor in Television

  • Chris Lilley, We Can Be Heroes (ABC)
  • Alex O'Loughlin, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)
  • Dan Wylie, Love My Way (FOXTEL)
  • Shane Bourne, MDA (ABC)

Best Lead Actress in Television

  • Sigrid Thornton, Little Oberon (Nine Network)
  • Claudia Karvan, Love My Way (FOXTEL)
  • Miranda Otto, Through My Eyes (Seven Network)
  • Romola Garai, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)

Best Guest or Supporting Actor in Television

  • Frank Gallacher, MDA (Ep 12) (ABC)
  • Max Cullen, Love My Way (Ep 8) (FOXTEL)
  • Tony Barry, Hell Has Harbour Views (ABC)
  • Steve Bisley, Hell Has Harbour Views (ABC)

Best Guest or Supporting Actress in Television

  • Anita Hegh, MDA (Ep 6) (ABC)
  • Angie Milliken, Through My Eyes (Seven Network)
  • Alyssa McClelland, Small Claims, White Wedding (Network Ten)
  • Alice McConnell, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)

Outstanding Achievement in Craft In Television

  • Brian Alexander, Production Design, Scooter: Secret Agent (Network Ten)
  • Tim Ferrier, Production Design, The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Network Ten)
  • John Safran, Original Concept, John Safran vs God (SBS)
  • Louis Irving ACS, Cinematography, Love My Way (FOXTEL)

AFI Young Actor Award

  • Sophie Luck, Blue Water High
  • Maddi Newling, Danya
  • Brittany Brynes, Little Oberon
  • Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik, Three Dollars

News Limited Readers' Choice Award

  • Cate Blanchett

AFI International Award for Best Actor

  • Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man.

AFI International Award for Best Actress

  • Emily Browning, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Byron Kennedy Award

  • Chris Kenned

AFI Longford Life Achievement Award

  • Ray Barrett