Aactas 2017: Lion blitzes awards as Russell Crowe comments cut from broadcast

Weinstein Company-distributed film wins all 12 of its categories, and accepts awards with call for action – followed by a tone-deaf moment from Crowe

Oscar-nominated movie Lion dominated the 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) awards on Wednesday, winning best film and each of its competing categories.

The film’s producer, Angie Fielder, acknowledged the ongoing issue of sexual harassment and assault in the screen industry. “As a film that was partly financed by the Weinstein Company, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the incredible bravery of the women and men who have come forward to break the silence about sexual harassment and assault in our industry,” she said.

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Source: theguardian
Aactas 2017: Lion blitzes awards as Russell Crowe comments cut from broadcast