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'Water Diviner,' 'Babadook' share top prize at Australian Academy Awards

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Matt Nettheim

Critically acclaimed horror film The Babadook, which was deemed “terrifying” by the director of The Exorcist, frightened up some of the top awards at the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards.

The film tied with Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner for the Best Film prize. Meanwhile, The Babadook‘s Jennifer Kent won the award for Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay. Best Supporting Actor went to Yilmaz Erdogan for his work in Crowe’s film. 

Also the ceremony, Rose Byrne was given the first AACTA Trailblazer Award, and Ryan Gosling joked about being an honorary Australian while presenting with Russell Crowe via the set of their upcoming movie. Watch their full bit via the Daily Mail