Aacta awards 2019: The Nightingale and its star Damon Herriman lead nominations

Herriman breaks records in Australian film and TV industry honours as Miranda Tapsell, Essie Davis and Deborah Mailman also up for prizes

Jennifer Kent’s colonial-era thriller The Nightingale has raked in 15 nominations and actor Damon Herriman has made history in this year’s Aacta awards.

Nominees for the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards, Australia’s annual film and television industry honours, were announced on Wednesday morning, with Herriman breaking the record for actors receiving the most individual nominations across performance categories in a single year.

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