Mandy Walker made historical past at this yr’s Australian Academy of Cinema and Tv Arts (AACTA) Trade Awards. A press launch introduced that she’s change into the primary girl to win the award for Finest Cinematography in Movie.
Walker obtained the award for her work on frequent collaborator Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” a biopic concerning the pop music icon’s meteoric rise to stardom and his relationship together with his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
“I’m honored to be the primary girl to have gained this award and I hope it’s opened the door to many extra sooner or later,” Walker mentioned in her acceptance speech. “An enormous thanks to Baz Luhrmann for taking me on this wonderful inventive journey that has led to me standing up right here accepting this award. I additionally need to say because of Catherine Martin, one in every of many inspiring collaborators — a lot of whom are right here tonight, and to my extremely laborious working Australian crew.”
Walker’s credit embrace “Mulan,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Australia.”
Martin, probably the most embellished Australian in Oscar historical past, is about to be introduced with the AACTA’s highest honor, the Longford Lyell Award, given in recognition of monumental contributions to Australia’s movie trade. The AACTA Awards will happen December 7.