December 2015

"Only the Dead" wins Best Doc at Walkley Awards

(not sure about that last hashtag but whatever…)

The Walkley Awards are the Aussie equivalent of the Pulitzer, the highest journalistic award there is in Australia. And although it was announced yesterday that the film will not be in contention for an Oscar nom, this award is far more important to an old war correspondent.

Here is the announcement as posted on Twitter overnight:


And some of the reactions (the presentations were televised):


One watcher even grabbed a screenshot of the proceedings:


"Only the Dead" still has a few showings going on in Australia and opens in limited release in the US on Friday. (Check Fandango for locations; I have seen times in NYC and LA.) If you can't track down a theater near you, remember that it will be shown on HBO in the US and on FOXTEL in Australia early next year.