At the Movies hosts Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton were last night named joint “Living Legends” at the IF Awards in Sydney.
Hot on the heels of their TV special marking 25 years of reviewing films together, they were presented with their accolade by Jan Chapman (The Piano) and Stephan Elliott (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert).
Hit film Red Dog dominated the night with seven awards on the night including Best Feature Film, Best Script, Best Box Office Achievement, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Direction and Best Actor. Oranges and Sunshine won Best Production Design and Best Actress.
In the two TV awards handed out, Underbelly: Razor‘s Anna McGaham won the Out of the Box IF Award as the candidate most likely to transition from TV to Film and Indigenous director Rachel Perkins (First Australians, Bran Nue Dae) won the Award for Contribution to Television.
Perkins is a surprise announcement for the award, beating out a strong field of contenders including Peter Andrikidis, Mikael Borglund, Ewan Burnett, Michael Cordell, John Holmes, Claudia Karvan, Des Monaghan, David Mott and Roger Simpson.
Hosted by Eddie Perfect, the evening attracted a string of industry names including Ronan Keating, David Wenham, Daniel MacPherson, Zoe Ventoura, Richard Roxburgh, Callan McAuliffe, Ryan Corr, Don Hany, Justine Clarke, Dan Wyllie, Sophie Lowe, Sigrid Thornton, Michael Dorman, Gillian Armstrong, Rodger Corser, Stephen Curry, Lincoln Lewis, Jessica Tovey, Todd Lasance, Luke Hemsworth, Peter O’Brien, Julia Morris, Didier Cohen, Max Markson, Rob Carlton, Kestie Morassi, Dan Ewing, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Blake Davis, Dieter Brummer, Michael Rymer, Ben Oxenbould, Angus McLaren, Martin Sacks, Aden Young, and Tara Morice.
The IF Awards will be broadcast at 10pm Wednesday 23rd November on SBS ONE and
4:55pm Sunday 27th November on Showcase.