Hollywood actors Naomi Watts, Sam Worthington and Clive Owen are leading this year’s nominations list for the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards.
Watts’ role in Mother and Child has landed her a place on the shortlist for the International award for best actress along with Toni Collette,Bojana Novakovic of Edge of Darkness andMia Wasikowska of Alice In Wonderland.
Worthington is competing for the International award for best actor for his role in Avatar, going up against Simon Baker, Ryan Kwanten and Kodi Smit-MCPhee.
Clive Owen is up for the AFI Award for best lead actor for his role in The Boys Are Back. Other contenders include Ben Mendelsohn, James Frecheville and Brendan Cowell.