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Hugo Wins AACTA Award For Oranges and Sunshine

This is breaking news, so I’ll continue updating as any further reports or pics come in, but Hugo Weaving has won his fourth AFI/AACTA Award, for Best Supporting Actor, for his heart-wrenching performance in Oranges and Sunshine. No word yet on whether Hugo attended the ceremony; he hasn’t appeared in any Red Carpet pics from the event, but might have simply avoided the public entrance. (He’s always said that element of the business made him uncomfortable, but he’s collected each of his prior AFI Awards– For Proof, The Interview and Little Fish– in person. He has been in Sydney in recent weeks, but I don’t know if he’s there at the moment.) More news at The Sydney Morning Herald… and if you’re a fan of Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham or Jacki Weaver, they were all in attendance and well represented in early photographs.

In Lieu of any new pics of Hugo, I’ll post a few old ones; the Daily Telegraph and AACTA websites both posted galleries of past winners, and included some great shots of Hugo at past ceremonies:

Hugo, Russell Crowe, Jocelyn Moorhouse and Lynda House celebrate Proof’s multiple AFIs in 1991

Hugo walk the red carpet in 1998

… and wins Best Actor for the Interview

Hugo attends the 2005 AFI Awards…

…he won for Little Fish that year

Congrats to Hugo on a well-earned accolade… and fans who haven’t yet seen Oranges and Sunshine should do so at their earliest opportunity. It demonstrates once and for all that there’s much more to this magnificent actor than his genre baddie roles. 🙂

More updates as they become available…

UPDATE: According to multiple reports via Twitter, Hugo was apparently not in attendence to collect his AACTA. The edited telecast didn’t even show his award being presented… I’m certain if Hugo had been there, they wouldn’t have edited it out. No explanations have been given, but those ignoramuses who suggest Hugo “doesn’t respect” the award should look at the above photos and shut up, already. 😉