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Walker Wins Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts Award for Elvis

Mandy Walker ASC, ACS becomes first woman to be honored with this feature film prize for Best Cinematography.
ASC Staff

Mandy Walker ASC, ACS becomes first woman to be honored with this feature film prize for Best Cinematography.
Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS

Director Baz Luhrmann’s musical biopic Elvis earned seven Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts Award wins during their event held last evening at The Hordern, in Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.

The prize for Best Cinematography was presented to Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS. In her acceptance speech, she noted: 

“Thank you family, friends, colleagues and AACTA . 

“I am honored to be the first woman to have won this award and I hope it’s opened the door to many more in the future.

“A huge thank you to Baz Luhrmann, for taking me on this amazing creative journey that has led to me standing up here accepting this award.

“I also have to say thanks to Catherine Martin, one of many inspiring collaborators - many of whom are here tonight, and to my incredibly hard-working Australian crew. And last but never least thank you to my loving and supportive family, mum and dad who are here, my husband Stuart and daughter Ruby.”

The other cinematographers nominated in this category were:

Blaze
Jeremy Rouse, ACS

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson
Mark Wareham, ACS

The Stranger
Sam Chiplin

Three Thousand Years of Longing 
John Seale, ASC, ACS

You’ll find a full list of AACTA Industry Award winners and nominees here

The remainder of this year’s AACTA Award winners will be announced at the 2022 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel Group Ceremony on Wed., Dec. 7 at The Hordern Pavillion. Wednesday’s Ceremony will be broadcast on Australia's Channel 10 at 7:30pm and will be encored on Fox Docos on Sat, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The broadcast will also be available to stream on demand via Australia's Foxtel, Binge and at AACTA TV. 

Walker and Luhrmann recently discussed their collaboration on Elvis in this episode of ASC Clubhouse Conversations:

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