The Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) has announced its winners for its 2012 film awards, focused primarily on Australian productions.
Thriller Snowtown was the big winner of the event winning four awards in the best Australian film, best actor, best director and best screenplay category. The film edged out others like The Eye Of The Storm, Mrs Carey's concert,Oranges And Sunshine and Sleeping Beauty.
The Tree Of Life was adjudged the best film in the Best Overseas Film (English Language) category while in the best Overseas Film (Foreign Language) category Incendines won and Senna won the best documentary award.
Daniel Henshall won the best actor award for Snowtown. He sidelined competitors like Willem Dafoe – The Hunter, Matthew Newton – Face To Face, Geoffrey Rush – The Eye Of The Storm, Hugo Weaving – Oranges And Sunshine and David Wenham – Oranges And Sunshine.