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Hacksaw Ridge lands 13 AACTA nominations

AAP logoAAP 27/10/2016 Danielle McGrane

Mel Gibson poses on arrival for the special screening of the film he directed, Hacksaw Ridge, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. © Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Mel Gibson poses on arrival for the special screening of the film he directed, Hacksaw Ridge, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Mel Gibson's WWII film Hacksaw Ridge is leading the nominations at this year's AACTA Awards with 13 nods including Best Film and Best Direction for Gibson.

The nominations from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards potentially pre-empt an awards-season of nominations for the critically acclaimed film.

Lead actor and actress Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer have been nominated for their roles, as has Hugo Weaving and Rachel Griffiths for their supporting roles.

Palmer, who is 33 weeks pregnant, is already preparing herself for a potentially busy awards season.

"The Golden Globes is on January 9th so that will be a good four weeks after I've given birth ... If we get invited to go, I would like to make that trip," Palmer told AAP.

The Daughter, starring Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill and Miranda Otto, is in close second with 10 nominations at the Australian awards including for Best Film.

Also competing for the coveted Best Film award are Girl Asleep (which won the CinefestOZ film prize), Goldstone and Tanna.

In television, the ABC series The Beautiful Lie is leading the way with nine nominations and Foxtel's The Kettering Incident is in close second with eight nominations.

The hotly contested award for Best Television Drama Series will be between The Code (ABC), Jack Irish (ABC), Rake (ABC) and Wentworth (Foxtel/SoHo).

The Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on December 7.

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